Kurt Oppenländer

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Kurt Oppenländer
Born 11 February 1892
Died 17 March 1947(1947-03-17) (aged 55)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1911–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 305th Infantry Division
198th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurt Oppenländer (11 February 1892 – 17 March 1947) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Oppenländer died in American custody on 17 March 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 269.

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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Kurt Pflugradt
Commander of 305. Infanterie-Division
12 April 1942 - 1 November 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Bernhard Steinmetz
Preceded by
Generalmajor Otto Richter
Commander of 198. Infanterie-Division
1 August 1944 - 5 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Alfred Kuhnert