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Bittorf, Otto

Date of birth:
July 13th, 1917 (Völkershausen/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 11th, 1999 (Eberhardzell/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer, 5. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4, 6. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1944
Action:
Otto Bittorf was awarded the Knight’s Cross for his actions on the Eastern Front, where he held a bridgehead between Mapierki and Narew despite continuous Soviet attacks.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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