Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher
Born 18 November 1888
Esslingen
Died 7 January 1975(1975-01-07) (aged 86)
Stuttgart
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 36. Infanterie-Division
XXXXI. Armeekorps
XIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher (18 November 1888 – 7 January 1975) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

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 Wehrmachtteile [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. 

External links[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Generaloberst Georg Lindemann
Commander of 36. Infanterie-Division
25 October 1940 - 15 October 1941
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Hans Gollnick
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Georg-Hans Reinhardt
Commander of XXXXI. Armeekorps
6 October 1941 - 13 October 1941
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Walter Model
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hans Felber
Commander of XIII. Armeekorps
14 January 1942 - 21 April 1942
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Erich Straube