Karl von Oven

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Karl von Oven
Born 29 November 1888
Charlottenburg, Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died 20 January 1974(1974-01-20) (aged 85)
Singen, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1919)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–19
1935–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 393. Infanterie-Division
56. Infanterie-Division
XXXXIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police Officer

Karl von Oven (29 November 1888 – 20 January 1974) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie 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 Crosswas awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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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 Paul von Hase
Commander of 56. Infanterie-Division
15 November 1940 - 24 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Otto-Joachim Lüdecke
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Kurt Brennecke
Commander of XXXXIII. Armeekorps
24 January 1943 - 25 March 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Ehrenfried-Oskar Boege