(Photo courtesy of Gareth Collins)

Generalleutnant Otto Elfeldt
Born: 10 Oct 1895 in Sülze, Mecklenburg
Died: 23 Oct 1982 in Bad Schwartau
Promotions:
Fahnenjunker-Gefreiter (05 Aug 1914); Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier (04 Oct 1914); Leutnant (27 Jan 1915); Oberleutnant (01 Feb 1925); Hauptmann (01 Aug 1929); Major (01 Sep 1935); Oberstleutnant (01 Apr 1938); Oberst (01 Jun 1940); Generalmajor (01 Jan 1943); Generalleutnant (08 Aug 1943)
Career:
Entered Army Service (27 Jun 1914)
Fahnenjunker in the 20th Foot-Artillery-Regiment (27 Jun 1914-05 Aug 1914)
In the Field with the 20th Foot-Artillery-Regiment (05 Aug 1914-09 Nov 1915)
Transferred to the Replacement-Battalion of the 20th Foot-Artillery-Regiment (09 Nov 1915-06 Jan 1916)
Transferred to the II. Battalion of the 20th Foot-Artillery-Regiment (06 Jan 1916-25 Oct 1917)
At the same time, Detached as Ordinance-Officer to the Staff of the 20th Foot-Artillery-Regiment (20 Aug 1917-10 Sep 1917)
Detached to the Regiment-Staff of the 20th Foot-Artillery-Regiment (25 Oct 1917-20 Nov 1917)
Detached as Standing Officer to the Staff of the Artillery-Commander 4 (20 Nov 1917-03 Dec 1917)
Detached to the Staff of Artillery-Commander 116 (03 Dec 1917-21 Dec 1917)
Artillery-Signals-Officer with the General-Command of the XIV. Army-Corps (21 Dec 1917-10 May 1918)
Regiment-Adjutant of the 20th Foot-Artillery-Regiment, while retaining position with the XIV. Army-Corps (10 May 1918-21 Mar 1919)
Transferred to the 2nd Battery of the 20th Volunteer Heavy-Artillery-Battalion (21 Mar 1919-09 Apr 1919)
Transferred to the 2nd Battery of the 9th Reichswehr-Heavy-Artillery-Regiment (09 Apr 1919-27 Aug 1919)
Transferred to the 3rd Battery of the 9th Reichswehr-Light-Artillery-Regiment (27 Aug 1919-19 Nov 1919)
Transferred to the Staff of the I. Battalion of the 9th Light-Artillery-Regiment (19 Nov 1919-17 Apr 1920)
Transferred into the 1st Heavy-Artillery-Battalion (17 Apr 1920-01 Oct 1920)
Transferred to the Staff of the 2nd Artillery-Regiment (01 Oct 1920-01 Nov 1924)
Transferred for Subsidiary-Leadership-Training to the Staff of the 2nd Division (01 Nov 1924-01 Oct 1926)
Transferred to the 4th Battery of the 2nd Artillery-Regiment (01 Oct 1926-01 Oct 1927)
Transferred to the 5th Battery of the 2nd Artillery-Regiment (01 Oct 1927-01 Feb 1929)
Detached to Firing Course for Artillery-Officers on the Troop-Exercise-Grounds at Munster (22 Oct 1928-01 Dec 1928)
Transferred to the 4th Battery of the 2nd Artillery-Regiment (01 Feb 1929-01 Oct 1929)
Transferred to the Staff of the II. Battalion of the 2nd Artillery-Regiment (01 Oct 1929-01 Feb 1930)
Chief of the 5th Battery of the 2nd Artillery-Regiment (01 Feb 1930-01 Oct 1934)
Detached to Gas-Protection-Course C in Berlin (09 Dec 1931-15 Dec 1931)
Commander of the II. Battalion of Artillery-Regiment Schwerin (01 Oct 1934-15 Oct 1935)
Commander of the II. Battalion of the 56th Artillery-Regiment (15 Oct 1935-01 Jun 1939)
At the same time, Delegated with the Leadership of the Weapons-School-Course for Senior Officer Candidates of the XIV. Army-Corps (13 Jun 1938-30 Jul 1938)
Detached to OKH/In 4 (01 Jun 1939-26 Aug 1939)
Commander of Artillery-Regiment-Staff 619 (26 Aug 1939-25 Oct 1939)
Staff-Officer of Artillery with the General-Staff of Army-Group A (25 Oct 1939-01 Sep 1940)
Special-Duty-Staff-Officer in the Staff of the General Of Artillery with the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (01 Sep 1940-20 Oct 1942)
Führer-Reserve OKH (20 Oct 1942-26 Nov 1942)
Delegated with the Leadership of the 302nd Infantry-Division (26 Nov 1942-01 Jan 1943)
Commander of the 302nd Infantry-Division (01 Jan 1943-12 Nov 1943)
Führer-Reserve OKH (12 Nov 1943-27 Dec 1943)
Commander of the 47th Infantry-Division (27 Dec 1943-30 Jul 1944)
Delegated with the Leadership of LXXXIV. Army-Corps (30 Jul 1944-20 Aug 1944)
Captured in Falaise, in captivity (20 Aug 1944-20 Jan 1948)
Released (20 Jan 1948)

Decorations & Awards:
- Deutsches Kreuz in Gold: am 17.11.1943 als Generalleutnant und Kommandeur der 302. Infanterie-Division
- 1914 EK I
- 1914 EK II
- Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz
- Grossherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Militär-Verdienstkreuz II. Klasse
- Grossherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Militär-Verdienstkreuz I. Klasse
- Verwundetenabzeichen, 1918 in Schwarz
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse
- Spange zum EK II
- Spange zum EK I


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