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Otto-Wilhelm Förster
Born (1885-03-16)16 March 1885
Died 24 June 1966(1966-06-24) (aged 81)
Place of birth Ilmenau
Place of death Walsrode
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1903–1944
Rank General der Pioniere
Commands held VI. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto-Wilhelm Förster (16 March 1885 – 24 June 1966) was a highly decorated General der Pioniere in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several corps. 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. Otto-Wilhelm Förster retired from active duty in January 1944. He was taken prisoner by the Soviet Union and held until 1955.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 343.
Bibliography
  • 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
General der Artillerie Günther von Kluge
Commander of VI. Armeekorps
24 November 1938 - 31 December 1941
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Bruno Bieler

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