Otto-Wilhelm Förster

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Otto-Wilhelm Förster
Born (1885-03-16)16 March 1885
Died 24 June 1966(1966-06-24) (aged 81)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch German Army (Wehrmacht)
Years of service 1903–44
Rank General der Pioniere
Commands held VI Army Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto-Wilhelm Förster (16 March 1885 – 24 June 1966) was a general in the German Army during World War II who commanded several corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Förster retired from active duty in January 1944. He was arrested by the Soviet authorities following the war. Convicted as a war criminal in Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.

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  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 343.


  • 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
General der Artillerie Günther von Kluge
Commander of VI. Armeekorps
24 November 1938 – 31 December 1941
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Bruno Bieler