- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Zugführer 3. / Grenadier-Regiment 31
- Awarded on:
- August 23rd, 1944
On 27.07.1944 Tittel and his platoon came under attack in their positions near Brokovska (situated on the Dubna river, Latvia). Their attackers came in battalion strength, supported by 3 tanks and a platoon of 8 cm mortars. Despite this disparity of forces Tittel and his platoon fought hard in bitter close combat, and drove off the enemy with high losses. For his outstanding leadership this day Tittel received the Knight's Cross.