Otto Ottenbacher (right) in 1928
|Born||18 November 1888|
|Died||7 January 1975(aged 86)|
|Allegiance|| German Empire
|Commands held||36. Infanterie-Division
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher (18 November 1888 – 7 January 1975) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Ottenbacher was wounded during the opening stages of the Battle of Kalinin in October 1941, when his plane was shot down by Soviet fighters. Severely burned, he was invalided back to Germany to recuperate.
Awards and decorations
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 August 1941 as Generalleutnant and commander of 36. Infanterie-Division
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 270.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . 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.
Generaloberst Georg Lindemann
|Commander of 36. Infanterie-Division
25 October 1940 – 15 October 1941
General der Infanterie Hans Gollnick
General der Panzertruppe Georg-Hans Reinhardt
|Commander of XXXXI. Armeekorps
6 October 1941 – 13 October 1941
General der Panzertruppe Walter Model
General der Infanterie Hans Felber
|Commander of XIII. Armeekorps
14 January 1942 – 21 April 1942
General der Infanterie Erich Straube