Otto von Knobelsdorff

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Otto von Knobelsdorff
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Otto von Knobelsdorff
Born (1886-03-31)31 March 1886
Berlin, German Empire
Died 21 October 1966(1966-10-21) (aged 80)
Hannover, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1905–45
Rank General der Panzertruppe
Commands held 19th Panzer Division
X Army Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Heinrich Otto Ernst von Knobelsdorff (31 March 1886 – 21 October 1966) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During the war, he was defeated by American forces under General George S. Patton at the Battle of Metz.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 382.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 238.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 453.

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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Günther Schwantes
Commander of 19. Infanterie-Division
1 February 1940 – 1 November 1940
Succeeded by
redesignated 19. Panzer-Division
Preceded by
19. Infanterie-Division
Commander of 19. Panzer-Division
1 November 1940 – 5 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gustav Schmidt
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Heinrich Eberbach
Commander of XLVIII. Panzerkorps
30 November 1942 – 6 May 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Dietrich von Choltitz
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Dietrich von Choltitz
Commander of XLVIII. Panzerkorps
30 August 1943 – 30 September 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Dietrich von Choltitz
Preceded by
General Kurt von der Chevallerie
Commander of 1. Armee
6 September 1944 – 29 November 1944
Succeeded by
General Hans von Obstfelder