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Otto Fretter-Pico

Otto Fretter-Pico
Born 2 February 1893
Died 30 July 1966(1966-07-30) (aged 73)
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Major General (Generalleutnant)
Commands held 57th Infantry Division
148th Reserve Division
148th Infantry Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Maximilian Fretter-Pico (brother)

Otto Fretter-Pico (2 February 1893 – 30 July 1966) was a highly decorated major-general (Generalleutnant) in the German Army (Heer) during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Otto Fretter-Pico surrendered on 28 April 1945 to Brazilian troops and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations



External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
  • Reserve Division 148
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Siebert
Commander of 57th Infantry Division
20 February 1943 – 1 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Rothkirch und Panthen
Commander of 148th Reserve Division
25 September 1943 – 20 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Otto Schönherr
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Schönherr
Commander of 148th Infantry Division
18 September 1944 – 28 April 1945
Succeeded by
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