Oberleutnant Otto Carius (born 27 May 1922) was a German Wehrmacht German Army (1935–1945) tank commander during World War II and is credited with destroying more than 150 tanks. He is 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 were awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
Otto Carius an der Ostfront, Sommer 1944 Ritterkreuz am 4. Mai 1944 als Leutnant der Reserve und Zugführer in der 2. Kompanie/schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502/61.Infanterie-Division/XXXXIII. Armee-Korps/Armeegruppe Narwa/Heeresgruppe Nord
1Rearm and Resupply by David Pentland. (GS) Albert Kerscher and Otto Carius. Kinderheim, Narva Bridgehead 17th March 1944, 2nd Kompany, 502 Heavy Tank Battalion. Tiger I tanks of Albert Kersher and Otto Carius, of 2nd Company. Heavy tank Battalion 502, pull back to their headquarters at The Kinderheim to reload ammunition and refuel for the next engagement.16
Tank ace Otto Carius (left) and Oberfeldwebel Rudolf Zwetti (right) posing in front of (Zweti’s) Tiger I of the Schwere Panzer Abteilung 502 on the Eastern Front,end of 1943. Facing the camera, from left to right: Gefreiter Lippmann (radio operator),...