Oesterwitz, Karl-Heinz

Date of birth:
March 15th, 1914 (Innsbruck/Tirol, Austria)
Date of death:
June 13th, 1999 (Pulheim/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 16th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Lehr-Regiment "Brandenburg" z.b.V. 800, Heer
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1942
Details:
Award 251/22.
Name is written in Patzwall / Scherzer as Karl Heinz.

Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Lehr-Regiment "Brandenburg" z.b.V. 800, Heer
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1943
Action:
Karl Oesterwitz was awarded his Knight’s Cross for halting an enemy advance during an offensive in the Caucasus.
Lehr-Regiment z.b.V. 800 "Brandenburg" was attached to 97.Jäger-Division / XXXXIV.Armee-Korps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A.
Details:
1769th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Jäger-Regiment 2 Brandenburg, Panzergrenadier-Division "Brandenburg", Heer
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
He was awarded the Oakleaves for the defense of a bridge across the Danube.
Details:
734th Award.

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