- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
- Zugführer 2. Kompanie, Schwere Panzerabteilung 502, Heer
- Awarded on:
- May 4th, 1944
During the time period 17.-22.03.1944 Leutnant Carius led 3 Tiger tanks in a series of engagements with Soviet armour near the village of Lembitu (west of Narva). Within 3 days he and his 3 Tigers destroyed 28 tanks, 4 assault guns and 17 artillery pieces. He would be subsequently awarded the Knight’s Cross for the local successes he achieved in this capacity.
Sublitted on April 26th 1944.
Preliminary document and decoration on May 10th 1944 to Heeresgruppe Nord.