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Heidkämper, Otto

Date of birth:
March 13th, 1901 (Lauenhagen/Schaumburg-Lippe)
Date of death:
February 17th, 1969 (Bückeburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Generalstabsoffizier Ia 2. leichte Division
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Generalstabsoffizier Ia 2. leichte Division
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1339
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Generalstabsoffizier Ia 4. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst im Generalstab (Colonel)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes XXIV. Panzerkorps / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Mitcham Jr., S.W. Rommel’s Lieutenants – The Men Who Served the Dessert Fox, France, 1940, Praeger Security International, Westport, U.S.A., 2006
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Axis Biographical Research