Otte, Dr., Maximilian

Date of birth:
September 3rd, 1910 (Rawicz, Poland)
Date of death:
May 20th, 1944 (Iași, Romania)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 1179 sorties as a fighter, destroyer and (primarily) dive bomber pilot.

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
9./Stuka-Geschwader 2
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
8. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after flying over 350 sorties. He particularly distinguished himself during the defensive battles during the winter of 1941/42, where on 28.02.1942 he and his Staffel were able to prevent a Soviet breakthrough.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
II./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
March 24th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded after flying over 1000 sorties.
Details:
433rd award
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

Sources

Photo