Eugen Ott (general)

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Not to be confused with Generalmajor and ambassador Eugen Ott.
Eugen Ott
Born 20 May 1890
Sinzig
Died 11 August 1966(1966-08-11) (aged 74)
Hohenschäftlarn near Munich
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 7. Infanterie-Division
XXX. Armeekorps
XI. Armeekorps
LII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eugen Ott (20 May 1890 – 11 August 1966) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several corps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 270.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Hartmann
Commander of 7. Infanterie-Division
1 August 1939 - 30 September 1939
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Otto Hartmann
Commander of XXX. Armeekorps
25 March 1941 - 10 May 1941
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Hans von Salmuth
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Joachim von Kortzfleisch
Commander of XI. Armeekorps
6 October 1941 -10 December 1941
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Joachim von Kortzfleisch
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Albert Zehler
Commander of LII. Armeekorps
10 December 1941 - 20 November 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Hans-Karl von Scheele