Otto-Wilhelm Förster

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Otto-Wilhelm Förster
Born (1885-03-16)16 March 1885
Ilmenau
Died 24 June 1966(1966-06-24) (aged 81)
Walsrode
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1903–1944
Rank General der Pioniere
Commands held VI. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Template:Foreignchar Otto-Wilhelm Förster (16 March 1885 – 24 June 1966) was a highly decorated General der Pioniere 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 Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Otto-Wilhelm Förster retired from active duty in January 1944. He was taken prisoner by the Soviet Union and held until 1955

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 343.
Bibliography
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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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

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