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Hans von Obstfelder
Born (1886-09-06)6 September 1886
Died 20 December 1976(1976-12-20) (aged Script error: No such module "age".)
Place of birth Steinbach-Hallenberg
Place of death Wiesbaden
Allegiance
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1906-1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held
  • XXIX.Armeekorps
  • LXXXVI.Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Hans von Obstfelder (6 September 1886 – 20 December 1976) was a German general of infantry, serving during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Hans von Obstfelder (left) with Erwin Rommel (wearing scarf and holding field marshal baton), 1944

Awards[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas 1998, p. 127.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 335.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Scherzer 2007, p. 575.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 328.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.
  6. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 46.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2000). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges (in German). Wien, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit. Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, 2001. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2300-3.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 28. Infanterie-Division
1 October 1936 – 21 May 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Johann Sinnhuber
Preceded by
Commander of XXIX. Armeekorps
20 May 1940 – 21 May 1943
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Erich Brandenberger
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Bruno Bieler
Commander of LXXXVI. Armeekorps
28 August 1943 – 30 November 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Carl Püchler
Preceded by
General Otto von Knobelsdorff
Commander of 1. Armee
6 November 1944 – 27 February 1945
Succeeded by
General Hermann Foertsch
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hermann Foertsch
Commander of 19. Armee
1 March 1945 – 25 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Erich Brandenberger
Preceded by
General Hans Felber
Commander of 7. Armee
26 March 1945 – 4 May 1945
Succeeded by
none


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