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Otto Fretter-Pico
Born (1893-02-02)February 2, 1893
Died 30 July 1966(1966-07-30) (aged 73)
Place of birth Karlsruhe
Place of death Flims
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Major General (Generalleutnant)
Commands held 57th Infantry Division
148th Reserve Division
148th Infantry Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Maximilian Fretter-Pico (brother)

Otto Fretter-Pico (2 February 1893 – 30 July 1966) was a highly decorated major-general (Generalleutnant) in the German Army (Heer) 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. Otto Fretter-Pico surrendered on 28 April 1945 to Brazilian troops and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 318.
  • 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 Friedrich Siebert
Commander of 57th Infantry Division
20 February 1943 – 1 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Rothkirch und Panthen
Commander of 148th Reserve Division
25 September 1943 – 20 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Otto Schönherr
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Schönherr
Commander of 148th Infantry Division
18 September 1944 – 28 April 1945
Succeeded by

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