Heinze, Otto

Date of birth:
April 22nd, 1911 (Guben/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 29th, 1978 (Würzburg am Main/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 2. / Pionier-Bataillon 3 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1942
On the 27.08.1942 the Soviets managed to penetrate the positions of the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 3 (mot), during which the Kompanie commander (Oberleutnant Benn) became a casualty. In response Oberfeldwebel Heinze took over the Kompanie, launched a counterattack with his weak I. Zug and managed to throw back the enemy while reoccupying the positions that had been lost. He would receive the Knight’s Cross for this action.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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