Heidkämper, Otto, born 13-03-1901 in Lauenhagen, District Stadthagen, entered the Army at the end of the first war as a Fahnenjunker in the 10th
Pioneer Replacement Battalion on 09-11-1918, age 17 and was a short time in the fields with this Battalion. Heidkämper was allowed in the new Reichswehr
and with the beginning of World War II he as an Adjutant with the Chief of Operations in the General Staff of the 2nd
, until 18-10-1939. The same position in the 7th
under Generalfeldmarschall der Panzertruppe, Erwin Rommel
, until 15-11-1940 and the same position then in the 4th
, meanwhile a Generalmajor to 01-09-1944. Chief of GS of the Army Group Centre and promoted to Generalleutnant on 01-11-1944. The youngest Generalleutnant in WWII, with 36, was Theodor Tolsdorff
. Chief of GS of Army Group North, to 26-01-1945 and in the infamous Führer Reserve again until 15-04-1945. Commander of the Section Geysing with Commander Erz Mountain under SS Generaloberst, Hermann Hoth
to 27-04-1945. His last command was of the 464th
Infantry Division to 09-05-1945 and landed in American captivity.
Death and burial ground of Heidkämper, Otto.
Already released on 24-05-1945 he retired in Bückeburg where he at the age of 67 died on 16-02-1969. Heidkämper is buried with his wife Erika, born Titze-Eichmann, who died age 63 in 1974, on the Stadtfriedhof of Bückeburg, Close by the graves of the Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Fortress Bergen, Norway Carl André,
Generalmajor der Kavallerie, Commander of Army Gas Protection School, Celle, Hans Graf von Kanitz
and Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftwaffe Academie Hamburg, Sigismund Freiherr von Falkenstein