Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher

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Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher
Born 18 November 1888
Died 7 January 1975(1975-01-07) (aged 86)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic )
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 36. Infanterie-Division
XXXXI. Armeekorps
XIII. Armeekorps
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[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 270.


  • 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
Generaloberst Georg Lindemann
Commander of 36. Infanterie-Division
25 October 1940 – 15 October 1941
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Hans Gollnick
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Georg-Hans Reinhardt
Commander of XXXXI. Armeekorps
6 October 1941 – 13 October 1941
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Walter Model
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hans Felber
Commander of XIII. Armeekorps
14 January 1942 – 21 April 1942
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Erich Straube