- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Kolonel)
- Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 532 / 383.Infanterie-Division / Heeresgruppe B
- Awarded on:
- October 18th, 1944
In June 1944 Jüttner and his Regiment were in position near Bobruisk. There he held the railroad bridge over the Beresina long enough for elements of three German Korps to cross. Later, on the 30.06.1944, as Gruppe Hoffmeister (formed from the remnants of five divisions) was breaking out of the Bobruisk encirclement, Jüttner and his Regiment once again formed the rearguard and held the northern edge of Bobruisk for the whole day.
After splitting up his force into many small Kampfgruppen, he then began an epic march via Minsk and Baranowitschi to reach friendly lines. Leading his own small group, which trekked 700 km over the course of 44 days of uninterrupted small battles, on the 18.08.1944 he reached the existing frontline near Augustowo. That night he broke through the Soviet line with 3 officers and 8 men and finally reached friendly lines.
For his actions during many brave and selflessly conducted engagements, he would be awarded the Oakleaves.