SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
General der Infanterie Otto Roettig
PW NO: A502481
RANK: General der Infanterie
DATE: 28 May 1945
DATE OF BIRTH: 22
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mühlhausen/Thüringen
DATE OF DEATH: 18 August 1966
PLACE OF DEATH: Kassel
OCCUPATION: Regular Soldier
NEXT OF KIN:
Parents: Kaufmann Friedrich and Pauline (née Werner) Roettig.
2 October 1905
14 June 1906
27 January 1907
24 December 1914
18 August 1916
13 July 1921
1 January 1934
1 April 1935
1 October 1935
1 June 1939
1 June 1941
der Infanterie: 1 August 1943
October 1905: Entered the Army as a Fahnenjunker Leutnant in the 1.
Oberrheinisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.97.
September 1911: Adjutant of the III. Battalion of Infantry Regiment
January 1914: Detached to the Potsdam War School.
February 1915: Regimental Adjutant of Infantry Regiment 97.
January 1918: Transferred to the General Staff of the 105th Infantry
January 1920: Separated from the Army.
February 1920: Joined the Schutzpolizei [Municipal Police] in Berlin.
October 1935: Returned to the Army with the rank of Oberst and assigned
to the staff of Infantry Regiment 67.
April 1937: Commander of Infantry Regiment 47 of the 22nd Infantry Division.
November 1939: Commandant of Posen.
January 1940-10 April 1942: Commander of the 198th Infantry Division.
[After undergoing formation in the Protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia,
Roettigs division took part in the invasion of Denmark on 9 April
1940. Landing by sea at three points, the division quickly crossed the
island of Sjaelland and occupied Copenhagen. The next day, a battalion
of the 198th Infantry Division also occupied the island of Bornholm.
Initially held in reserve, the division took part in the final phase
of the invasion of France seeing some action during Operation Tiger,
the offensive of Generaloberst Erwin von Witzlebens 1st Army against
Lorraine in June 1940. After occupation duty in eastern France, the
198th Infantry Division transferred to Romania in April 1941 where it
was assigned to Generaloberst Eugen Ritter von Schoberts 11th
Army for the impending invasion of the Soviet Union. While the bulk
of the German Army launched Operation Barbarossa on 22 June
1941, the Romanian 3rd and 4th Armies and the German 11th Armysubordinated
to Army Group Antonescu (General de armată Ion Antonescu)remained
on the defensive. After German advances elsewhere forced the transfer
of significant Soviet forces, Army Group Antonescu finally
launched its offensive to take Northern Bucovina and Basarabia on the
night of 2 July 1941. Following the successful conclusion of the campaign
on 26 July 1941, Army Group Antonescu was dissolved and
the German 11th Army reverted to control of Generalfeldmarschall Gerd
von Rundstedts Army Group South. Later assigned to the 1st Panzer
Army, Roettigs division fought in southern Russia seeing action
at Dnepropetrovsk, Rostov and along the Mius River.]
June 1942: General for Special Employment in Army Group Center on the
May 1943-15 June 1943: Delegated with the leadership of the LXVI Army
Corps in France.
July 1943: Armed Forces Inspector General of Prisoner of War Camps.
December 1944: Commander of Special Staff I of the Army High Command.
May 1945-14 July 1947: Prisoner of war in British captivity.
- 28th January
1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from LDC (London
- 26th July
1946 transferred to LDC from Island Farm Specal Camp 11
- 19th August
1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from LDC
- 14th February
1947 transferred to LDC from Island Farm Special Camp 11
- 14th July
Decorations & Awards (included):
Cross in Gold: 28 February 1942, Generalleutnant, Commander of the 198th
Order of Michael the Brave, 3rd Class: 19 September 1941 (Royal Decree
Mark; Scafeş, Cornel; Craciunoiu, Cristian. Third Axis Fourth
Ally: Romanian Armed Forces in the European War, 1941-1945. Arms
and Armour Press, London, United Kingdom, 1995.
Earl F. The German Theater of Northern Operations,
1940-1945. Department of the Army Pamphlet No. 20-271, Washington,