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Otto Benzin

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Otto Benzin

Otto Benzin
Otto Benzin (left) next to Joseph Goebbels
Born (1911-11-24)24 November 1911
Died 29 June 1944(1944-06-29) (aged 33) 
Babruysk, Belarus
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1928–44
Rank Major
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 89

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Otto Benzin (23 November 1910 – 29 June 1944) was a Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was killed on 29 June 1944 at Babruysk, Belarus during Operation Bagration.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 40.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 110.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
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