Valentin Feurstein

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Valentin Feurstein
Born 18 January 1885
Bregenz, Austria-Hungary
Died 8 June 1970 (1970-06-09) (aged 85)
Innsbruck, Austria
Allegiance  Austria-Hungary (to 1918)
 Austria (to 1938)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–45
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Unit Tiroler Kaiserjägern
Commands held 2. Gebirgs-Division
LI.Gebirgsarmeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Valentin Feurstein (1 January 1885 – 8 June 1970) was an Austrian military officer who served in the Austrian and German armies.

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939-1945 (in German). Ranis/Jena: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. p. 306. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
none
Commander of 2. Gebirgs-Division
1 March 1938 – 4 March 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ernst Schlemmer