Max von Viebahn, suffered a nervous breakdown ( fear of the second world war beginning ) during the Austrian annexation in 1938. As war approached, Jodl attempted to secure a divisional command, but in August 1939 he was brought back to the OKW by Keitel. Nevertheless, the key planning for the Polish operation fell to the Army, not the OKW. Interesting, I never heard of the man before. Hitler really buried him away from action. From Axis History Forum: Max von Viebahn - Axis History Forum When the OKW was created in 1938, the cautious Nazi-skeptic Viebahn was installed as Chef des Wehrmachtführungsamtes (allegedly at the insistence of Ludwig Beck, who needed an ally against Hitler and the war party). He was immediately thrown into the "Anschluß" crisis and, fearing the outbreak of another world war, suffered a nervous breakdown. Viebahn was fired and replaced by Jodl. Hitler never forgot that, and Viebahn's career was virtually destroyed.