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Otto Sydow
Born (1896-02-01)1 February 1896
Died 24 June 1970(1970-06-24) (aged 74)
Place of birth Rosemarsow, district of Demmin
Place of death Diepholz
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1914–1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1920)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1914–1920
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 20 Flak-Division
1. Flak-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Otto Sydow (1 February 1896 – 24 June 1970) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Luftwaffe during World War II. 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 Sydow was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and was held until October 1955.

Awards and decorations


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 339.
  • 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). Die 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 Georg Neuffer
Commander of 20. Flak-Division
1 October 1943 – October 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Dr. Hermann Rudhart
Preceded by
Generalmajor Kurt von Ludwig
Commander of 1. Flak Division
15 November – 2 May 1945
Succeeded by

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