Witt, Heinrich

Date of birth:
November 24th, 1904 (Danzig/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
(Unknown)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef Batterie "Sagorsch / Marine-Flak-Abteilung 259 / Marine-Flak-Regiment 9
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1945
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for his brave leadership of a Flak battery near Gotenhafen (now Gdynia) in early 1945. He and his Flak guns (battery Sagorsch) resisted heavy Soviet attacks for several days, inflicting heavy tank and infantry losses. In doing so they helped cover the evacuation by sea of German soldiers and civilians, and for this contribution Witt was recognized appropriately.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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