Heinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary

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Heinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary
Born (1914-01-13)13 January 1914
Dresden
Died 3 December 1995(1995-12-03) (aged 81)
Freiburg im Breisgau
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Panzer-Füsilier-Regiments "Großdeutschland"
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Heinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary (13 January 1914 – 3 December 1995) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Heinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary was captured by Soviet troops in February 1945 and was held until 1953.

Awards and decorations

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 451.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 518.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 364.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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