Otto Tiemann

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Otto Tiemann
Born (1890-02-12)12 February 1890
Bruchhausen-Vilsen
Died 20 April 1952(1952-04-20) (aged 62)
Bruchhausen-Vilsen
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–1945
Rank General der Pioniere
Commands held 93. Infanterie-Division
XXIII. Armeekorps
XVII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto Tiemann (12 February 1890 – 20 April 1952) was a highly decorated General der Pioniere 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]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
4 August 1944 (Addendum) In den Kämpfen der letzten Tage an der Narwa-Front haben sich ein Armeekorps unter Führung des Generals der Pioniere Tiemann und die 21. ostpreußische Infanteriedivision unter Generalleutnant Foertsch besonders ausgezeichnet.[2] In the fighting in recent days at the Narva front, has an army corps under the command of General of the Pioneers Tiemann and the 21st East Prussian Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Foertsch particularly distinguished themselves.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 343.
  2. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 189.
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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 93. Infanterie-Division
17 September 1939 - 1 May 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber
Commander of 93. Infanterie-Division
31 May 1943 - September 1943
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Horst von Mellenthin
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Hans Freiherr von Funck
Commander of XXIII. Armeekorps
2 February 1944 - 12 October 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Walter Melzer
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Hans Kreysing
Commander of XVII. Armeekorps
28 December 1944 - May 1945
Succeeded by
None