Heinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary

Heinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary

Heinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary
Born (1914-01-13)13 January 1914
Dresden
Died 3 December 1995(1995-12-03) (aged 81)
Freiburg im Breisgau
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Panzer-Füsilier-Regiments "Großdeutschland"
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Heinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary (13 January 1914 – 3 December 1995) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht 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. Heinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary was captured by Soviet troops in February 1945 and was held until 1953.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 364.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945