Otto Schünemann (6 October 1891 – 29 June 1944) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Schünemann was killed on 29 June 1944 near Mogilev in Belarus during the Soviet 1944 summer offensive, Operation Bagration.

Otto Schünemann
Born(1891-10-06)6 October 1891
Died29 June 1944(1944-06-29) (aged 52)
Mogilev, Soviet Union
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
Years of service1908–20
1936–44
RankGeneralleutnant
Commands held337th Infantry Division
XXXIX Panzer Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I

World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Awards and decorationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 294.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 432.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 317.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

BibliographyEdit

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
  • 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. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.
  • 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. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9.
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Erich Marcks
Commander of 337. Infanterie-Division
5 October 1942 – 27 December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Scheller
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Robert Martinek
Commander of XXXIX. Panzer-Korps
28 June 1944 – 29 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Dietrich von Saucken