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Otto Binnig
Born (1923-12-18)December 18, 1923
Died 27 May 2005(2005-05-27) (aged 81)
Place of birth Mittelschefflenz
Place of death Mittelschefflenz
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Unteroffizier
Unit 3./Grenadier-Regiment 463
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Otto Binnig (18 December 1923 – 27 May 2005) was a highly decorated Unteroffizier 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. Otto Binnig was captured by Soviet troops in the Courland Pocket in May 1945, he was released in 1949.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 113.
Bibliography
  • 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.
  • Huß, Jürgen (2009). Ritterkreuzträger im Mannschaftsstand 1941 - 1945. Zweibrücken: VDM Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-042-9. 

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