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
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.