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Otto Fretter-Pico

Otto Fretter-Pico

German General and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupations Military personnel
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth February 2, 1893 (Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Death July 30, 1966 (Flims, Graubünden, Switzerland)
Otto Fretter-Pico
The details

Otto Fretter-Pico (2 February 1893 – 30 July 1966) was a 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 of Nazi Germany. He surrendered to Brazilian forces in April 1945 and was kept under their custody until 1948 when he retired and went to live in Switzerland. Fretter-Pico died in 1966.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (25 March 1915) & 1st Class (8 December 1917)
  • Knight's Cross 2nd Class of the Order of the Zähringer Lion with Swords (13 November 1916)
  • Honor Cross 3rd Class of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords (April 1918)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (28 September 1939) & 1st Class (22 June 1941)
  • General Assault Badge in Silver (30 September 1941)
  • German Cross in Gold on 11 December 1941 as Oberst in Artillerie-Regiment 297
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 12 December 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of 148th Infantry Division
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