Otto Bittorf

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Otto Bittorf
Born 13 July 1917
Völkershausen
Died 11 January 1999(1999-01-11) (aged 81)
Eberhardzell
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–45
1956–70
Rank Oberleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Major (Bundeswehr)
Unit Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto Bittorf (13 July 1917 – 11 January 1999) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a Major in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Otto Bittorf joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1970 as a Major.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 114.

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>
  • 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>

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