Otto Schell

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Otto Wilhelm Schell
Born (1895-07-09)9 July 1895
Altendorf
Died 2 September 1944(1944-09-02) (aged 49)
Romania
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1944
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held 161. Infanterie-Division
320. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto Wilhelm Schell (9 July 1895 – 2 September 1944) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Otto Schell was killed on 2 September 1944 in Romania. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 305.
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 Heinrich Recke
Commander of 161. Infanterie-Division
15 August 1942 – 22 August 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl-Albrecht von Groddeck
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Georg-Wilhelm Postel
Commander of 320. Infanterie-Division
20 January 1945 – 2 September 1944
Succeeded by
None