Sawatzki, Otto

Date of birth:
July 19th, 1917 (Osterwitt/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 15th, 1944 (Dorpat, Estonia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Pionier-Bataillon 21 / 21.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Pionier-Bataillon 21 / 21.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Pionier-Bataillon 21 / 21.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Pionier-Bataillon 21 / 21.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Pionier-Bataillon 21 / 21. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1944
Details:
Posthumous. Second mentioning in the Ehrenblatt, withoud a second awarding of the Ehrenblattspange.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006.
    - www.das-ritterkreuz.de
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum