Maximilian Otte

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Dr. jur.
Maximilian Otte
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from left to right: Wiese, Otte, Seiler, Ademeit, Krupinski, Hartmann, Petersen, Hitler and Von Below
Born 3 September 1910
Rawicz
Died 20 May 1944(1944-05-20) (aged 33)
Iaşi, Romania
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Kriegsmarine (1934–35)
Luftwaffe (1935–44)
Years of service 1934–44
Rank Major
Unit StG 2
SG 2
Commands held II./SG 2
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Dr. jur. Maximilian Otte[Note 1] (3 September 1910 – 20 May 1944) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe 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. Maximilian Otte was killed on 20 May 1944 by Soviet flak during the First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive. During his career he flew 1179 missions.[Note 2]

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. In German a Doctor of Law is abbreviated as Dr. iur. (Doctor iuris) or Dr. jur. (Doctor juris).
  2. For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 137.
  2. Patzwall 2008, p. 157.
  3. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 341.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 580.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 331.
  6. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.

Bibliography

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