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Model, Otto Moritz Walter

Date of birth:
January 24th, 1891 (Genthin/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
April 21st, 1945 (woods near Ratingen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Vossenack
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
February 27th, 1909: Fahnenjunker;
November 19th, 1909: Fähnrich;
August 22n, 1910: Leutnant;
February 25th, 1915: Oberleutnant;
December 18th, 1917: Hauptmann;
October 1st, 1929: Major;
November 1st, 1932: Oberstleutnant;
October 1st, 1934: Oberst;
March 1st, 1938: Generalmajor;
April 1st, 1940: Generalleutnant;
October 1st, 1941: General der Panzertruppe;
February 28th, 1942: Generaloberst (RDA: 1 februari 1942);
March 1st, 1944: Generalfeldmarschall.

Career:
1909: Infanterie-Regiment „von Alvensleben" (6. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 52;
1909: Kriegsschule Neiße;
1910: Kompaniechef, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment „von Alvensleben" (6. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 52;
April 1916: Kurzlehrgang für angehende Generalstabsoffiziere, Sedan;
?: Adjutant, 10. Infanterie-Brigade;
?: Kompaniechef, Leib-Grenadier-Regiment „König Friedrich Wilhelm III." (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 8;
June 7th, 1917: Ordonnanzoffizier, Obersten Heeresleitung (OHL);
March 10th, 1918: 2. Generalstabsoffizier (Ib), Garde-Ersatz-Division;
August 30th, 1918: Ib, 36. Reserve-Division;
January 19th, 1919: Generalstabsoffizier, XVII. Armee-Korps, Grenzschutz Ost;
June 28th, 1919: Reichswehrbrigade 7;
?: Kompaniechef, II. Bataillon, Infanterieregiment 14;
March 1920: Kommandeur, Sicherungstruppen Abschnitt II;
?: Führer, MG-Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 14;
1921: Generalstabsoffizier, Münster;
October 1925: 8. (Preußisches) Infanterie-Regiment;
September 30th, 1928: Generalstabsoffizier, 3. Division;
1930: Ausbildungsabteilung, Truppenamt;
November 1933: Bataillonskommandeur, Infanterieregiment Nr. 2;
November 1st, 1934: Kommandeur, 2. (Preußisches) Infanterie-Regiment;
October 15th, 1935: Chef, technischen Abteilung, Generalstab des Heeres;
November 10th, 1938: Chef des Generalstabes, IV. Armeekorps;
October 13th, 1939: Chef des Generalstabes, 16. Armee;
November 13th, 1940: Kommandeur, 3. Panzer-Division;
October 26th, 1941: Kommandierender General, XXXXI. Panzerkorps;
January 16th, 1942: Oberbefehlshaber, 9. Armee;
November 5th, 1943: Führerreserve;
January 1944: Oberbefehlshaber, Heeresgruppe Nord;
March 30th, 1944: Oberbefehlshaber, Heeresgruppe Nordukraine;
August 16th, 1944: Oberbefehlshaber West (OB West)/Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe B;
September 5th, 1944: Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe B.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Ordonnanzoffizier, Obersten Heeresleitung (OHL)
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1917
Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Ordonnanzoffizier, Obersten Heeresleitung (OHL)
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1917
Militärverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Ordonnanzoffizier, Obersten Heeresleitung (OHL)
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1917
Harp Madalyasi
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann
Unit:
2. Generalstabsoffizier (Ib), Garde-Ersatz-Division
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1918
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Chef, technischen Abteilung, Generalstab des Heeres
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Bronze mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes, IV. Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 20th September 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes, IV. Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 19th October 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 3. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1941
Details:
344th Heer Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 3. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1941
Details:
Silver version
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppen (Lieutenant-General of Armoured Forces)
Unit:
Kommandeur, XXXXI. Panzerkorps, Heer
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1942
Details:
74th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppen (Lieutenant-General of Armoured Forces)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber, 9. Armee, Heer
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber, 9. Armee, Heer
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber, 9. Armee, Heer
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber, 9. Armee, Heer
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1943
Details:
28th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber, 9. Armee, Heer
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber, Heeresgruppe Nordukraine, Heer
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber, Heeresgruppe Nordukraine, Heer
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1944
Details:
17th Award.
Ritterkreuz, Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber, Heeresgruppe B, Heer
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1945
Wehrmachtbericht

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