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Winkelmann, Otto Nikolai Ferdinand (SS SchuPo)

Date of birth:
September 4th, 1894 (Otterndorf / Cuxhaven - Germany)
Date of death:
August 24th, 1977 (Bordesholm / Rendsburg-Eckernförde - Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


1912: joined the Army
12.1913: promoted to Leutnant
1914-1918: war service
1918-1919: Oberleutnant, served in the Freikorps
11.1919: Oberleutnant, entered the Schutzpolizei
16.05.1923: promoted to Hauptmann der SchuPo
1923: arrested by the French for political offense
1924: released
1930-1937: director for Görlitz - Hauptamt Ordnungspolizei
01.11.1932: joined the NSDAP
1933: promoted to Major der SchuPo
11.1937-11.1940: appointed to a staff post - Ordnungspolizei in Berlin
12.06.1938: promoted to Oberstleutnant der SchuPo
07.09.1938: promoted to SS-Obersturmbannführer
11.09.1938: joined the SS as SS-Sturmbannführer
01.04.1940: promoted to Oberst der SchuPo and to SS-Standartenführer
11.1940-03.1944: Chief of Amtsgruppe Kommando I in the Hauptamt (then Kommandoamt) - Ordnungspolizei
09.12.1941: promoted to SS-Oberführer
22.12.1941: promoted to Generalmajor der Polizei
26.03.1942: promoted to SS-Brigadeführer
09.08.1942: promoted to Generalleutnant der Polizei
09.11.1942: promoted to SS-Gruppenführer
15.03.1944: promoted to General der Polizei and SS-Obergruppenführer
15.03.1944-15.02.1945: HSSPF " Ungarn "
01.12.1944: promoted to General der Waffen SS
12.1944-02.1945: acting Battle Commander of the besieged city of Budapest
02.-08.1945: senior Orpo commander in Austria supervising operations of the HSSPF acting as deputy chief of the Orpo for the Sudetenland

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Second World War (1939-1945)
SS-Obergruppenführer / General der Waffen-SS und Polizei (Lieutenant-General)
Kdr - Festung Budapest
Awarded on:
December 16th, 1944
awarded for preventing the Hungarians from surrendering
Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern
Second World War (1939-1945)
SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Polizei
Amtsgruppe Kommando I
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Silber