Witte, Albert

Date of birth:
December 5th, 1916 (Münster, Germany)
Date of death:
February 11th, 2009 (Meerbusch/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Albert Witte destroyed a total of 56 tanks during the course of the war.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberwachtmeister
Unit:
Zugführer 1. / Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 394
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1945
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for actions during the German operation Nordwind. During the heavy fighting for Sessenheim the paratroopers which his platoon was attached to found themselves pinned down by heavy fire outside the town. By his initiative he took a risk and led his assault guns forward to engage the defending AT guns and tanks at close range, where they succeeded in destroying several. With this accomplished the German paratroopers were able to subsequently break through.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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