Credited with a final total of 138 tanks and 132 AT guns destroyed.
Wittmann's Knight's Cross recommendation reads as follows...
"SS-Hstuf. Pfeiffer, Führer headquarters, with request for delivery to SS-Obergruppenführer Dietrich, subject:
Awarding of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to SS-Untersturmführer Wittmann, Michael, Zugführer in 13.(s)/SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 LSSAH on 8 and 9/1/1944 for outstanding bravery during penetration by Russian Tank Brigade near Sherepki (see daily report). 56 tanks destroyed himself as platoon commander from July 1943 to 7/1/1944, several KV-1, KV-2, Shermans, the rest T-34s.
On 8/1/1944, following penetration by Russian Tank Brigade, stopped attack with his platoon and himself destroyed 3 T-34s and 1 assault gun. Another 6 T-34s during another armoured were also destroyed; thus 10 by him alone. Now 66 tanks destroyed. Personal info SS Untersturmführer Wittmann, Michael, position: SS Officer, unmarried. Born 22/4/14 in Vogelthal, Upper Pfalz. Father: Johann Wittmann, Ingolstadt, Danube, Baselstr. 34 Decorations: EK I, EK II, Wound Badge Black, Tank Battle Badge Silver.
Signed Wisch, SS Oberführer and Division Commander of the 1st SS-Panzer-Division LSSAH."
Awarded the Oakleaves after raising his total of destroyed tanks to 114. He was particularly successful on two days in early 1944...
13.01.1944, where he destroyed 19 T-34s and 3 heavy assault guns and thus raised his total to 88 tanks destroyed.
06.02.1944, where as part of the relief efforts towards Cherkassy he destroyed 9 tanks.
Awarded after his famous rampage in Villers-Bocage, where he destroyed 13-14 tanks, 2 AT guns and 13-15 other vehicles. By his actions this day he played a decisive role in halting the advance of the 7. Armoured Division.