Valentin Feurstein biography

Valentin Feurstein

Military Person

1885 – 1975

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Who was Valentin Feurstein?

Valentin Feurstein was an Austrian military officer serving in the Austrian and German armies.

Feurstein served in the Austrian Bundesheer in the 1930s. He served as Commander of 3.Division. After the Anschluss and the incorporation of the Bundesheer into it, Feurstein served as a General in the Wehrmacht.

He commanded the 2nd Mountain Division in Fall Weiss and during the Norwegian Campaign. In 1941 he was promoted to full General of the mountain troops. He also served on the Italian front in 1943.

Feurstein was City Commander of Bregenz in 1945 and tried to declare Bregenz as non-combat zone.

He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 12 August 1944.

He died on 8 June 1970.

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Born
Jan 18, 1885
Bregenz
Nationality
  • Germany
  • Austria
Lived in
  • Vorarlberg
Died
Jun 8, 1975
Innsbruck

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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