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Ochsner, Wilhelm-Francis "Willifrank"

Date of birth:
March 31st, 1899 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
December 5th, 1990 (Marquartstein/Bavaria, Germany)
German (1933-1945, German Reich)


6th September 1915: in service as Fahnenjunker
24th June 1916: Bayerische 1.Infanterie-Regiment
1st May 1931: Regiments-Stab / 19.(Bayerisches) Infanterie-Regiment - Munich
15th February 1936 till 23rd October 1939: Ia 36.Division later became 36.Infanterie-Division
23rd October 1939 till 25th November 1940: Ia VII.Armee-Korps
25th November 1940 till 28th August 1941: Chef des Generalstabes LI.Armee-Korps
17th September 1941 till 23rd July 1942: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 62
22nd September 1942 till 25th April 1943: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 731
1943: attending Divisionsführer-Lehrgang.
25th September 1943 till June 1944: Kommandeur 31.Infanterie-Division

Enemy Confinement:
In Soviet captivity, 00.06.1944 - 10.10.1955.

6th September 1915: Fahnenjunker
24th June 1916: Leutnant (retroactive promoted on 9th August 1916)
1st April 1925: Oberleutnant
thirties: Hauptmann
thirties: Major
1st April 1939: Oberstleutnant (retroactive from 1st June 1938)
1st July 1941: Oberst
1st December 1943: Generalmajor
1st July 1944: Generalleutnant

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Infanterie-Regiment 62
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Second World War (1939-1945)
Kommandeur 31.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1944
Was simultanously promoted to Generalmajor.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes


  • Photo 1: Otto Bauer
  • Photo: Otto Bauer via Axis Biographical Research
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    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Axis Biographical Research
    - Die träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eiserne Kreuz 1939 - 1945