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- Date of birth:
- February 1st, 1896 (Rosemarsow/Demmin, Germany)
- Date of death:
- June 24th, 1970 (Bremen, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur 1.Flak-Division "Berhn"
- Awarded on:
- February 28th, 1945
The German Nachrichtenbüro published the following report on 26.3.1945 concerning the award of the Knight's Cross to Generalmajor Sydow...
"The Führer has at the suggestion of the Supreme Commander of the Luftwaffe, Reichsmarschall Göring, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Generalmajor Otto Sydow, commander of a Flak division.
Generalmajor Otto Sydow, who was born as the son of a teacher on 1.2.1896 in Rosemarsow/Kreis Demmins (Pomerania), is an outstanding troop commander. His soldiers following his excellent example, he has achieved great successes in the heavy defensive battles in Serbia and Hungary through his bravery and personal devotion to duty."
- - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1991.
- 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