Tiemann, Heinrich Andreas Otto born 12-02-1890 in Bruchhausen- Vilsen an der Hoya, the son of pastor Georg Tiemann and his wife Marie, born Rotermund,.joined the Royal Prussian Army on 08-03-1908 as a flag junior. He came to the 1st Rhenish Pioneer Battalion No. 8. With this Battalion he was promoted to leutnant on 18-08-1909. The seniority was set on 17-08-1907. On 01-10-1909, he was transferred to the 2nd Westphalian Pioneer Battalion No. 24. From there he was assigned to the Military Technical Academy on 01-10-1911. From January 1914 he was then employed as a battalion adjutant with the 2nd Westphalian Pioneer Battalion No. 24. Before the First World War, in the summer of 1914 he was still part of the 2nd Westphalian Pioneer Battalion No. 24. He then moved to the front as adjutant of the 1st / Pioneer Battalion 24. There he was promoted to first leutnant on 27-01-1915. From March 1915 he was then used as leader of the mine thrower division 39. Also in 1915 he was appointed leader of the mine thrower company 246. From 01-02-1916, he was then used as leader of the Mountain Mine Thrower Company 176. On 18-12-1916, he was promoted to Hauptmann. As such, he was then used from 01-02-1917 as a leader of the 5 mine thrower battalion. From late summer 1917 he was then used in the staff service. First he was assigned to Division Command 301. In 1918 he was part of the General Staff of the Landwehr Corps. He was also wounded in this war, which was reflected in the award of the wound badge in black. In addition to the two Iron Crosses, he received a number of other awards during the First World War. After the war he was initially employed as a member of the German-Polish Border Regulation Commission (Heeres Friko). He was also taken over as a Hauptmann in the Imperial Army. During the formation of the 100,000-man army of the Reichswehr, he was assigned to the Reichswehr Ministry (RWM) in Berlin on 01-10-1920. From 30-11-1920 he was transferred to the 1st Cavalry Division in Frankfurt an der Oder as a General Staff Officer, but remained in command in the RWM. On 01-10-1921, he was transferred to the 11th (Saxon) Infantry Regiment as a company officer, but also remained in command in the RWM. On 01-04-1922, he was transferred to the General Staff of the 1st Division of the Reichswehr in Königsberg. There he was then used for the next few years. On 01-10-1925, he was appointed chief of the 1st Company of the 2nd (Prussian) Pioneer Battalion in Stettin for the next few years. After more than three years, on 01-12-1928, he was reassigned to the staff of the 1st Division of the Reichswehr in Königsberg for two years. The Hauptmann in the staff of the 1st Division. Tiemann married his fiancée Christa Charlotta Steffen on 08-07-1929 in the registry office IX of Stettin (born 11-06-1909 in Duchow, Randow district), they had two sons (one born 1930 in Stettin and one born 1932 in Berlin-Tempelhof) and a daughter (born 1937 in Halberstadt) sprouted. There he was promoted to Major on 01-02-1930.
The seniority was set on 01-02-1928. After two years, on 01-10-1930, he was transferred to the Staff of the 3rd Division of the Reichswehr in Berlin for several years, under command of Oberst Curt Haase,. There he was promoted to Oberstleutnant on 01-04-1932. As such, he was appointed commander of the 2nd (Prussian) Pioneer Battalion in Stettin on 01-10-1932. On 01-06-1934, he was promoted to Oberst. As such, he was transferred to the General Staff from Group Command 2 in Kassel on 01-10-1934, when the Reichswehr was expanded to include the Wehrmacht. On 01-10-1936, he was appointed Senior Engineer Officer III in Dresden. As such, he was promoted to Generalmajor on 01-10-1937. After mobilizing for World War II in the summer of 1939, he was appointed commander of the 93rd Infantry Division. On 01-10-1939, he was promoted to Generalleutnant. In autumn 1939 he and his division took up positions in the west. In the spring of 1940 he then led his division in the western campaign. From the summer of 1940 to mid-February 1941, the bulk of the 93rd Infantry Division was on leave and then called up again. In the summer of 1941 he then led the division in the eastern campaign in the attack on northern Russia, Operation Barbarossa
. . In the meantime, he has also been awarded both braces for his Iron Crosses. In the northern section of the Eastern Front, the division remained in action for the next few years. As commander of the 93rd Infantry Division, he was awarded the German Cross in Gold on 19-12-1941. On 28-04-1943 he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. In May 1943 he was on vacation and was represented by Oberst Gottfried Ludwig Weber. General Weber survived the war and died on 16-08-1958, age 59, in an automobile collision in Villach, Austria. On 01-09-1943, he gave up his command. He has now been transferred to the Führer Reserve. On 02-02-1944 he was with the leadership of the XXIII. Army Corps commissioned in the central sector of the Eastern Front. He took command of General der Panzertruppe Hans Freiherr von Funck. On 01-05-1944, he was promoted to General of the Pioneers. He was then also the commanding General of the XXIII. Army Corps appointed. On 04-08-1944, he was named in the additions to the Wehrmacht report: “In the last few days of fighting on the Narva Front, an army corps led by the Pioni General has formed.
Death and burial ground of Tiemann, Heinrich Andreas Otto.
General of the pioneers Otto Tiemann died 20-04-1952 in Bruchhausen-Vilsen. He rests in the Bruchhausen-Vilsen cemetery, since 1990 in a shared grave with his wife.