Otto, Ernst (WH-Infanterie-Regiment 454)

Date of birth:
October 14th, 1914 (Hagen/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
June 11th, 1993 (Münster/North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompaniechef Infanterie-Regiment 454
Awarded on:
December 21st, 1941
Details:
Date according to the verleihungsurkunde, Patzwall gives the awarding date of 19th December 1941.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
II. / Grenadier-Regiment 454 / 254.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1942
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer II. / Grenadier-Regiment 454
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Eugene Vasyagin
  • Photo: Eugene Vasyagin, www.dkig.net
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Verleihungsurkunde DKiG
    - www.dkig.net

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