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Otto Chowanetz
File:Otto Chowanetz.jpg
Born (1919-10-24)24 October 1919
Died 17 March 1943(1943-03-17) (aged 23)
Place of birth Saitz, Sudetenland
Place of death near Orel, Russia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1939 –1943
Rank Feldwebel
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 17
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto Chowanetz (24 October 1919 – 17 March 1943) was a Feldwebel (Sergeant) in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a posthumous 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. Chowanetz went missing in action, presumed killed in action, on 17 March 1943.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 153.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 259.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1998) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 4: C–Dow [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 4: C–Dow]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2534-8. 

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