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 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.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 114.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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