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Otto Gieseke
Born (1891-03-24)March 24, 1891
Died 21 July 1958(1958-07-21) (aged 67)
Place of birth Hohenhameln, Germany
Place of death Hanover, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank SS-Brigadeführer Collar Rank.svg SS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of Polizei
Unit 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
German Cross in Gold
Iron Cross 1st Class 1914 & 1939
Iron Cross 2nd Class 1914 & 1939
Eastern Front Medal 1941/42
Wound Badge 1918 in Silver
Infantry Assault Badge in Silver
Baltic Cross

Otto Gieseke was a Brigadeführer (Major General) and Generalmajor of Polizei in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. This was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II. Gieseke was awarded the Knight's Cross when in command of the 1st SS Polizei Schutzen Regiment.

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Further reading[]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Williamson Gordon, German Military Police Units 1939-45, Osprey Publishing, 1989. ISBN 0-85045-902-8
  • Huseman, Friedrich. In Good Faith: The History of 4. SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division: Volume 1, 1939-1943. J.J. Fedorowicz, 2003 ISBN 0-921991-74-6
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Henschler Henri & Fay Will, Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS, 1943-45 Stackpole Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8117-2905-2
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