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 1911–45
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 received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 270.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 

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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