Karl-Heinz Oesterwitz

Karl-Heinz Oesterwitz

Karl-Heinz Oesterwitz
Born 15 March 1914
Innsbruck
Died 13 June 1999(1999-06-13) (aged 85)
Pulheim
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–38
1939–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held Jäger-Regiments 2 "Brandenburg"
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Karl-Heinz Oesterwitz (15 March 1914 – 13 June 1999) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant of the Brandenburgers in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p.268.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht