Otto Fretter-Pico

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Otto Fretter-Pico
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1992-044-36A, Otto Fretter-Pico.jpg
Born 2 February 1893
Karlsruhe, Württemberg, German Empire
Died 30 July 1966(1966-07-30) (aged 73)
Flims, Grisons, Switzerland
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 57th Infantry Division
148th Reserve Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Maximilian Fretter-Pico (brother)

Otto Fretter-Pico (2 February 1893 – 30 July 1966) was a general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. He surrendered to Brazilian forces in April 1945 and was kept under their custody until 1948 when he retired and went to live in Switzerland. Fretter-Pico died in 1966.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Wegmann 2010, p. 172.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 122.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 318.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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 Militaer-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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Siebert
Commander of 57th Infantry Division
20 February 1943 – 1 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Rothkirch und Panthen
Commander of 148th Reserve Division
25 September 1943 – 20 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Otto Schönherr
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Schönherr
Commander of 148th Infantry Division
18 September 1944 – 28 April 1945
Succeeded by
None