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August "Aute" Koch
Nickname "Aute"
Born (1914-05-14)14 May 1914
Died 6 January 2003(2003-01-06) (aged 88)
Place of birth Sondershausen
Place of death Weimar
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Infanterie-Regiment 50

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Architect

August "Aute" Koch (14 May 1914 – 6 January 2003) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. August Koch was captured by Soviet troops in 1945 after the Battle of Poznań. He was released in 1946.

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  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 216.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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