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