SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
SPECIAL CAMP 11


NAME: Generalleutnant Otto Kühne (Luftwaffe)

PW NO:           A967283

RANK:            Generalleutnant

CAPTURED:   Norway

DATE:             May 1945

 

PERSONAL
DATE OF BIRTH:     9 June 1888

PLACE OF BIRTH:   Groß-Lichterfelde/Berlin

DATE OF DEATH:   19 March 1987

PLACE OF DEATH: Gottmadingen-Bietigheim

NATIONALITY:       German

RELIGION:               Evangelical

OCCUPATION:        Regular Air Force Officer

HEIGHT:                    5' 7.5"

WEIGHT:                   Unknown
HAIR COLOUR:       Grey

EYE COLOUR:         Grey

NEXT OF KIN:         Reta Kuehne, Godesberg

Promotions:

Navy

  • Seekadett: 1 April 1908
  • Fähnrich zur See: 10 April 1909
  • Leutnant zur See: 27 September 1911 (R)
  • Oberleutnant zur See: 19 September 1914
  • Kapitänleutnant: 28 April 1918

Luftwaffe

  • Major: 1 May 1935
  • Oberstleutnant: 1 March 1936
  • Oberst: 1 April 1938 – RDA 1 August 1938
  • Generalmajor: 1 June 1940
  • Generalleutnant: 1 June 1942 (3)

Commands & Assignments:

Decorations & Awards (included):

NOTE: Kühne’s World War I decorations are not known, but it is presumed he was at least a recipient of the Commemorative Badge for the Crews of Navy Airships. The hosts would welcome any supplemental information regarding the decorations held by this officer.

Sources:

  • Hildebrand, Karl-Friedrich. Die Generale der Deutschen Luftwaffe, 1935-1945, Band 2 (Habermehl-Nuber). Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, Germany, 1991.
  • Robinson, Douglas H. The Zeppelin in Combat: A History of the German Naval Airship Division, 1912-1918. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, Pennsylvania, 1994 printing.

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