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Röttiger in 1941
16 April 1896|
Hamburg, German Empire
|Died||15 April 1960
Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1945)
|Years of service||1914–45
|Rank||General der Panzertruppe (Wehrmacht)
|Commands held||Inspector of the Army|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Röttiger joined the Imperial German Army in 1914 and served from 1915 as a Leutnant in the 20th Artillery Regiment. After the First World War he served in the Reichswehr as a battery officer, adjutant, and battery chief. He then served as an officer on the General Staff of the Wehrmacht.
At the beginning of the Second World War Röttiger was an Oberstleutnant and he served as from 1939–1940 as the Chief of Operations for VI Corps. From 1940–1942 he was Chief of Staff of XXXXI Corps and was then appointed the Chief of Staff of the 4th Panzer Army on the Eastern Front, serving at Stalingrad. From 1943 to 1944 he was Chief of Staff of the 4th Army and then of Army Group A from 1944–1945 under Generaloberst Josef Harpe. He then became the Chief of Staff of Army Group C in Italy under Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring. On 30 January 1945 he was promoted to General der Panzertruppe.
Röttiger was a prisoner of war of the British and Americans from the end of the war until 1948. In 1950 he was a participant at the meeting to discuss the establishment of a new German defence force; the result of the meeting was the Himmerod memorandum.
- General Röttiger gestorben [General Röttiger died]. In: Hamburger Abendblatt of 16 April 1960.
- Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 388.
|New title||Inspector of the Army
21 September 1957 – 15 April 1960
Generalleutnant Alfred Zerbel
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