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Othmar Pollmann

Othmar Pollmann
Born (1917-09-25)25 September 1917
Regensburg
Died 11 September 1991(1991-09-11) (aged 73)
Munich
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1936–45, 1955–75
Rank Major
Oberst
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 481
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Dr. Othmar Pollmann[Note 1] (25 September 1917 – 11 September 1991) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Following World War II he served in the Bundeswehr of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Contents

  • Awards and decorations 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
    • Citations 3.1
    • Bibliography 3.2
  • External links 4

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. ^ First name is sometimes spelled Ottmar.
  2. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Grenadier-Regiment 279 and IIa (1st Adjutant—personnel administration for officers) of the 95. Infanterie-Division.[3]

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 166.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 356.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 601.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 342.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.

Bibliography

  •  
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
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