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|Born||18 January 1885
|Died||8 June 1970 (aged 85)
|Allegiance|| Austria-Hungary (to 1918)
Austria (to 1938)
|Years of service||1907–45|
|Rank||General der Gebirgstruppe|
|Commands held||2. Gebirgs-Division
World War II
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Feurstein served in the Austrian Bundesheer in the 1930s. He was Commander of 3rd Division (stationed in St. Pölten). After the Anschluss and the incorporation of the Bundesheer into it, Feurstein served as a General in the Wehrmacht.
He commanded the 2nd Mountain Division during Fall Weiss and during the Norwegian Campaign. In 1941 he was promoted to full General of Mountain Troops (Gen.d.Geb.Tr.). He also served on the Italian front in 1943.
Feurstein was City Commander of Bregenz in 1945 and tried to declare Bregenz a non-combat zone.
Valentin Feurstein died on 8 June 1970.
Awards and decorations
- Order of the Iron Crown, 3rd class with War Decoration and Swords (Austria)
- Military Merit Cross, 3rd class with War Decoration and Swords (Austria-Hungary)
- Silver and Bronze Military Merit Medals on Ribbons of the Military Merit Cross with Swords (Austria-Hungary)
- Military Jubilee Cross
- Military Merit Order, 4th class with Swords and Crown (Bavaria)
- Iron Cross of 1939, 1st and 2nd class
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (12 August 1944)
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . 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.
|Commander of 2. Gebirgs-Division
1 March 1938 – 4 March 1941
Generalleutnant Ernst Schlemmer
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