Hermann Otto Hugo Ferdinand von Plüskow  
(20.06.1852 - 26.03.1925)
place of birth:  Weimar, Th
üringen  (Thuringia)
Königreich Preußen:  KG,  General der Infanterie


German General of Infantry von Plüskow was in command of XI. Army Corps as World War One got underway. His troops were initially subordinate General von Hausen's Third Army but were soon detached to the contingent besieging the Fortress Namur. At the end of August 1914, XI. Army Corps was transferred to the Hindenburg's Eighth Army on the Eastern Front. Plüskow was known as der lange Otto due to his being 6'8" tall (2.08m), reportedly the tallest general in the German Army.






 

 
 
General der Infanterie .... 30.08.1914

Pour le Mérite .................... 11.05.1917
 
 
 

  
 
Curriculum Vitae
   
01.04.1872 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß - Potsdam
12.11.1872 Portepée-Fähnrich
16.10.1873 Sekonde-Lieutenant
01.04.1880 Unteroffizierschule - Potsdam (Adjutant) 
21.05.1882 Premier-Lieutenant
03.04.1883 Erbprinz von Sachsen-Meiningen  (in his service)
19.12.1886 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß - Potsdam
19.12.1887 1. Garde-Infanterie Brigade - Potsdam (Brigade Adjutant)
27.01.1888 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß - Potsdam  (Coy and Bn Cdr) 
19.09.1888 Hauptmann
30.05.1896 Major
22.03.1902 Schloßgarde-Kompanie des Kaisers  (Coy Cdr and Aide-de-Camp) 
22.03.1902 Oberstleutnant
27.01.1905 ,,Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1 - Berlin  (Cdr) 
27.01.1905 Oberst
27.01.1905 Flügeladjutant SM des Kaiser und Königs  (ADC in HM Wilhelm II's court, concurrent with above)
02.05.1908 1. Garde-Infanterie Brigade - Potsdam  (Cdr) 
27.01.1909 Generalmajor
03.04.1911 25. Infanterie-Division - Darmstadt  (Cdr, replaced Hermann von Strantz)
21.04.1911 Generalleutnant
01.01.1914 XI. Armeekorps - Kassel  (Cdr, replaced Reinhard von Scheffer-Boyadel)
   
Great War
   
02.08.1914 XI. Armeekorps  =  3. Armee
30.08.1914 General der Infanterie
12.03.1917 VIII. Armeekorps  (replaced Karl Dieffenbach)
11.05.1917 Offizier von der Armee
20.05.1917 à la suite:  Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.1
16.08.1917 zur Disposition gestellt
   
   
 

06.05.1914

 

 

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