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Kurt Oppenländer
Born (1892-02-11)February 11, 1892
Died 17 March 1947(1947-03-17) (aged 55)
Place of birth Ulm
Place of death Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 305. Infanterie-Division
198. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurt Oppenländer (11 February 1892 – 17 March 1947) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Kurt Oppenländer was captured by American troops in 1945 and died in custody on 17 March 1947 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 269.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Kurt Pflugradt
Commander of 305. Infanterie-Division
12 April 1942 - 1 November 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Bernhard Steinmetz
Preceded by
Generalmajor Otto Richter
Commander of 198. Infanterie-Division
1 August 1944 - 5 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Alfred Kuhnert

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