Otto Drescher

Otto Johann Drescher (5 October 1895 – 13 August 1944) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Drescher died on 13 August 1944 in Memel (Klaipėda).

Otto Drescher
Born5 October 1895
Nikl, Austria-Hungary
Died13 August 1944(1944-08-13) (aged 48)
Memel, East Prussia
AllegianceAustria-Hungary Austria-Hungary
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy
Years of service1914–20
1936–44
RankGeneralleutnant
Commands held35th Infantry Division
267th Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War I

World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Awards and decorationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 139.

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.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ludwig Merker
Commander of 35th Infantry Division
April 1943 – 8 June 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ludwig Merker
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Stephan
Commander of 267th Infantry Division
8 June 1943 – August 1944
Succeeded by
None