Carius, Otto

Date of birth:
May 27th, 1922 (Zweibrücken/Palatinate, Germany)
Date of death:
January 24th, 2015
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from April 1st 1940.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
10. Kompanie, III. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 21, 20. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Schwere Panzerabteilung 502, Heer
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Schwere Panzerabteilung 502, Heer
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1944
Details:
3066th Award.
Sublitted on April 26th 1944.
Preliminary document and decoration on May 10th 1944 to Heeresgruppe Nord.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Schwere Panzerabteilung 502, Heer
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer 2. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502 / II.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Details:
535st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Schwere Panzerabteilung 502, Heer
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1944
Action:
Awarded for 50 days of battle.
Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Schwere Panzerabteilung 502, Heer
Awarded on:
September 11th, 1944
Action:
Awarded in accordance with his on July 8th 1941, December 9th 1942, December 2nd 1943, April 20th 1944 and July 24th 1944 received wounds.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
2. / schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 512
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1945
Panzerkampfabzeichen IV Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 21, 20. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1941
Details:
Awarded for a wound inflicted on the 8th of July 1941.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Schwere Panzerabteilung 502, Heer
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Schwere Panzerabteilung 502, Heer
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1943
Details:
Awarded for 3 wounds inflicted on the 8th of july 1941, 10th of December 1942 and the 2nd of December 1943.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - CARIUS, O, Tigers in the mud, Stackpole Military History Series, 1992.
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    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Wikipedia.org
    - Achtungpanzer.com
    - Onderzoek via Panzer-Archiv Forum