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Sponheimer, Otto

Date of birth:
December 19th, 1886 (Nuremberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
March 14th, 1961 (Theuern/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
26th May 1909: Leutnant;
?: Oberst der Polizei;
?: Oberst (R.D.A. 1st October 1935);
1st June 1939: Generalmajor;
1st July 1941: Generalleutnant;
1st august 1943: General der Infanterie.

Career:
1st October 1907: entrance Königlich Bayerische Armee;
?: 14.Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment "Hartmann";
?: Kompanieoffizier 14.Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment "Hartmann";
?: Reichsheer;
30th September 1920: discharged Reichsheer;
?: Bayerischen Polizei;
16th March 1935: Heer;
1st October 1937: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 24, Braunsberg;
1st October 1939: Führerreserve;
1st November 1939- mid April 1942: Kommandeur 21.Infanterie-Division;
end April 1942 - 10th January 1943: Kommandeur 21.Infanterie-Division;
10th January 1943: Führerreserve;
25th May 1943: Mit der Führung beauftragt (stellvertretender)Generalkommando XXVIII.Armeekorps;
1st July 1943: Mit der Führung beauftragt (stellvertretender) Generalkommando X.Armeekorps;
1st August 1943: Kommandierenden General Generalkommando LIV.Armeekorps;
February 1944 - 13th February 1944: Oberbefehlshaber der Armeegruppe Sponheimer;
13th February 1944: Führer Kampfgruppe Sponheimer;
1st June 1944: Führerreserve;
25th July 1944: Kommandierenden General Generalkommando LXVII.Armeekorps;
25th October 1944: Führerreserve.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1939
Action:
Received for his part in the campaign in Poland.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1939
Action:
Received for his part in the campaign in Poland.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 21.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 21.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
November 29th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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