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Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher
German General and Knight's Cross recipient

Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher

Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipient
Was Military personnel
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 18 November 1888, Esslingen am Neckar
Death 7 January 1975, Stuttgart (aged 86 years)
Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher
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Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher (18 November 1888 – 7 January 1975) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Ottenbacher was wounded during the opening stages of the Battle of Kalinin in October 1941, when his plane was shot down by Soviet fighters. Severely burned, he was invalided back to Germany to recuperate.

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 August 1941 as Generalleutnant and commander of 36. Infanterie-Division
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 270.

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