Life and career
Günter Oldenburg was born the son of a worker in Stettin. He graduated from school in 8th grade. Until 1947 he worked as a casual worker. From 1947 to 1949 he completed an apprenticeship as a baker.
On November 9, 1949, Günter Oldenburg joined the armed organs of the GDR as an officer student at the VP School in Prora . After completing his training in 1950, he was employed as a platoon leader in the Löbau VP office until 1952 . In 1952 he joined the SED . From 1952 to 1953 Oldenburg was a sports officer in the KVP department in Löbau and then an assistant and head of a sub-department. In the Aeroklub Bautzen he was employed from 1953 to 1954 as a senior officer in operational work and then until 1955 as chief of staff of the 3rd department. In the years 1955 to 1959 he graduated from a military academy of the USSR.
From 1960, Oldenburg was in the Air Force / Air Defense Command of the NVA, initially head of the operational work sub-department and, from 1962, deputy to the head of the operational work staff. He graduated from the General Staff Academy of the USSR from 1969 to 1971 . After his return he was deployed again from 1971 to 1972 in the LSK / LV command as deputy to the chief of staff for operational work and as chief of staff (md F. b.).
On June 1, 1972, Colonel Oldenburg succeeded Major General Kurt Rappmann as commander of the 3rd Air Defense Division in Trollenhagen .  Colonel Oldenburg was appointed major general on October 7, 1974 . During this time he was a member of the SED district leadership in Neubrandenburg from February 1979 to February 1981. On November 30, 1981, he handed over command of the 3rd LVD to Colonel Hans Partzsch .
With effect from March 1, 1982, Oldenburg took over from Major General Gerhard Rother the post of military attaché at the embassy of the GDR in the USSR . He handed this over to Major General Hans Unterdörfel on May 31, 1987 . 
Subsequently, Oldenburg was commanded to be chief reconnaissance in the Ministry of National Defense (MfNV) until 1988 . In 1989 he succeeded Major General Harry Rathmann as Deputy Head of Enlightenment and Chief 2nd Administration in the field of Enlightenment of the MfNV. He was succeeded by Colonel Jura Hoffmann in this post in 1990 .
- 1973 Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze and 1979 in gold
- 1977 Artur Becker Gold Medal
- Battle medals "For services to the people and fatherland" in gold
- Günther Buch: Names and dates of important people in the GDR. 4th, revised and expanded edition. Dietz, Berlin (West) / Bonn 1987, ISBN 3-8012-0121-X , p. 235.
- Klaus Froh, Rüdiger Wenzke : The generals and admirals of the NVA. A biographical handbook. 3. Edition. Ch. Links, Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-86153-209-3
- Helmut Roewer, Stefan Schäfer, Matthias Uhl : Lexicon of the secret services in the 20th century. FA Herbig, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-7766-2317-9 .
- Klaus Froh: Chronicle of the NVA, the border troops and the civil defense of the GDR 1956-1990. Publishing house Dr. Köster, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-89574-745-8
- The generals and admirals of the NVA. Military history of the GDR A biographical handbook, p. 152. Ed. Military history research office by Rüdiger Wenzke , Klaus Froh
- The generals and admirals of the NVA. Military history of the GDR A biographical handbook, p. 273. Ed. Military history research office by Rüdiger Wenzke, Klaus Froh
- The generals and admirals of the NVA. Military history of the GDR A biographical handbook, p. 290. Ed. Military history research office by Rüdiger Wenzke, Klaus Froh
- Obituary at genealogy.net in the monthly magazine of the German Armed Forces Association Die Bundeswehr from August 2010 (accessed on October 26, 2017).
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German military, major general of the LSK / LV of the National People's Army|
|DATE OF BIRTH||3. September 1931|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Stettin|
|DATE OF DEATH||16. June 2010|