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Gerhard Wessel

Gerhard Wessel President of the Federal Intelligence Bureau

President of the Federal Intelligence Bureau
Gerhard Wessel
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro President of the Federal Intelligence Bureau
Was Military personnel
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 24 December 1913, Neumünster, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death 28 July 2002, Pullach, Munich (district), Upper Bavaria, Bavaria (aged 88 years)
The details

Biography

Life

Gerhard Wessel (December 24, 1913 – July 28, 2002) was President of the Federal Intelligence Bureau from May 1968 to December 1978. He previously served in the Reichswehr (1932–35) and Army, including the Foreign Armies East of Reinhard Gehlen during World War II. After the war, he was part of the Gehlen Organisation, and then the Bundeswehr (1956–1952).

Wessel was born in Neumünster and died in Pullach.

Literature

(All books in German)

  • Albrecht Charisius, ((Julius Mader)): Nicht länger geheim. Entwicklung, System und Arbeitsweise des imperialistischen deutschen Geheimdienstes. Deutscher Militärverlag, Berlin 1969 (4., überarbeitete und ergänzte Auflage. Militärverlag der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, Berlin 1980).
  • James H. Critchfield: Auftrag Pullach. Die Organisation Gehlen 1948–1956. Mittler, Berlin u. a. 2005, ISBN 3-8132-0848-6.
  • Helmut Roewer, Stefan Schäfer, Matthias Uhl: Lexikon der Geheimdienste im 20. Jahrhundert. Herbig, München 2003, ISBN 3-7766-2317-9.
Government offices
Preceded by
Reinhard Gehlen
President of the Federal Intelligence Bureau
1968–1978
Succeeded by
Klaus Kinkel


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