Otto Gieseke

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Otto Gieseke
Born 24 March 1891
Hohenhameln, Germany
Died 21 July 1958(1958-07-21) (aged 67)
Hanover, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank SS-Brigadeführer Collar Rank.svg SS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of Polizei
Unit 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
German Cross in Gold
Iron Cross 1st Class 1914 & 1939
Iron Cross 2nd Class 1914 & 1939
Eastern Front Medal 1941/42
Wound Badge 1918 in Silver
Infantry Assault Badge in Silver
Baltic Cross

Otto Gieseke (24 March 1891 – 21 July 1958) was a Brigadeführer (Brigadier General) and Generalmajor of Polizei in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. This was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II. Gieseke was awarded the Knight's Cross when in command of the 1st SS Polizei Schutzen Regiment.

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  • 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. 
  • Williamson Gordon, German Military Police Units 1939-45, Osprey Publishing, 1989. ISBN 0-85045-902-8
  • Huseman, Friedrich. In Good Faith: The History of 4. SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division: Volume 1, 1939-1943. J.J. Fedorowicz, 2003 ISBN 0-921991-74-6
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Henschler Henri & Fay Will, Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS, 1943-45 Stackpole Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8117-2905-2