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Benzin, Otto

Date of birth:
November 23rd, 1910 (Pritzwalk/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 29th, 1944 (Bobruisk/Mahilyow Oblast, Belarus)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Otto Benzin was killed on July 3rd 1944 as Führer Grenadier-Regiment 531 according to a writing from the Armeeoberkommando to the Heeres-Personal-Amt and witnesses. However, as official date of death, the OKH has written down June 29th 1944.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef, 9. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 89, 12. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Details:
785th Heer Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer, Grenadier-Regiment 89, 12. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 22nd, 1944
Details:
406th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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