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Hartmann, Otto (General der Artillerie)

Date of birth:
September 11th, 1884 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
July 10th, 1952 (Miesbach/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
July 6th, 1903: Eingetreten als Fähnr.;
March 8th, 1905: Leutnant (7);
October 28th, 1912: Oberleutnant (9);
January 14th, 1916: Hauptmann (7);
February 1st, 1926: Major (16);
November 1st, 1930: Oberstleutnant (9);
April 1st, 1933: Oberst (9);
April 1st, 1936: Generalmajor (3);
March 1st, 1938: Generalleutnant (4);
April 1st, 1940: General der Artillerie.

Career:
September 1st, 1939: Kdr. 7. Inf.Div.;
April 1st, 1940: Kom.Gen. XXX. A.K.;
May 9th, 1941: Führer-Reserve OKH;
January 1st, 1943: Kom.Gen.Sich.Tr.u.Befh.i.H.Geb. A;
September 17th, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
February 10th, 1944: kdt.z.OB.Südwest.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Artillerie (Lieutenant-General of Artillerie)
Unit:
Kommandierender General, XXX. Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1940
The following wartime excerpt (dated 30.08.1940) describes why Hartmann received the Knight’s Cross…

“General der Artillerie Hartmann’s excellent, flexible leadership as well as his personal intervention in the hotspots of combat enabled him to have a massive share in the great successes of his Armeekorps. General Hartmann’s personal devotion to duty and his influence on the course of the fighting were major factors that contributed to his Korps capturing over 50000 men as well as vast quantities of weapons and equipment.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Awarded on:
1905
Jubiläumsmedaille für die Armee 1905
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
with swords and crown
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre

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