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|Born||2 February 1893
Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Empire
|Died||30 July 1966
Flims, Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1914–45|
|Rank||Major General (Generalleutnant)|
|Commands held||57th Infantry Division
148th Reserve Division
148th Infantry Division
World War II
|Relations||Maximilian Fretter-Pico (brother)|
Otto Ludwig Julius Fritz Franz Balduin Fretter-Pico (2 February 1893 – 30 July 1966) was a highly decorated major-general (Generalleutnant) in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded by Nazi Germany to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Fretter-Pico surrendered on 28 April 1945 to Allied troops. After his release in July 1948, he settled in Switzerland. Fretter-Pico died at the age of 73 on July 30, 1966 in Flims, in the Canton of Graubünden, in Switzerland.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- Wound Badge (1914) in Black (fall 1918)
- Knight's Cross 2nd Class of the Order of the Zähringer Lion with Swords (13 November 1916)
- Honor Cross 3rd Class of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords (April 1918)
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (21 December 1934)
- Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939)
- General Assault Badge in Silver (30 September 1941)
- German Cross in Gold on 11 December 1941 as Oberst in Artillerie-Regiment 297
- Eastern Front Medal (11 August 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 12 December 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of 148th Infantry Division
- Wegmann 2010, p. 172.
- Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 122.
- Scherzer 2007, p. 318.
- Gassend, Jean-Loup (2014). Autopsy of a Battle, the Allied Liberation of the French Riviera, August September 1944. Atglen PA: Schiffer. ISBN 9780764345807.
- Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
- Wegmann, Günter (2010). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 7: Fl–Fu [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 7: Fl–Fu] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2380-1.
Generalleutnant Friedrich Siebert
|Commander of 57th Infantry Division
20 February 1943 – 1 September 1943
Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Rothkirch und Panthen
|Commander of 148th Reserve Division
25 September 1943 – 20 March 1944
Generalleutnant Otto Schönherr
Generalleutnant Otto Schönherr
|Commander of 148th Infantry Division
18 September 1944 – 28 April 1945