Willifrank Ochsner

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Wilhelm-Francis Ochsner
Born 31 March 1899
Died 5 December 1990(1990-12-05) (aged 91)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1915–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 31st Infantry Division

World War II

Operation Bagration
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm-Francis Ochsner (31 March 1899 – 5 December 1990) was a German 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.

Ochsner surrendered to the Red Army in the summer of 1944 in the course of Soviet Operation Bagration. In 1947 he was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for war crimes committed against the citizens of the Soviet Union. Ochsner was released in 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 268.


  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Kurt Moehring
Commander of 31. Infanterie-Division
25 September 1943 – June 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Ernst König