Heinrich Ochs

Heinrich Ochs

Heinrich Ochs
Born 19 April 1915
Died 21 October 1943(1943-10-21) (aged 28)
Mikhaylovka, Russia
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–43
Rank Oberleutnant (Posthumously)
Unit 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 101, 101st Jäger Division

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Heinrich Ochs (19 April 1915 – 21 October 1943) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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. Heinrich Ochs was killed on 12 October 1943 by artillery fire. He was posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 129.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 268.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945