Otto Carius Passed Away

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Otto Carius, German WWII Tiger tank commander and author of the popular book “Tigers in the Mud” passed away on Jan. 24, 2015 at age 92.  One of the most highly decorated German tank commanders of the Second World War, Carius had been awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and was officially credited with destroying more than 150 enemy tanks.  Despite suffering multiple wounds during the war, Carius survived and started his own pharmacy shop in post-war West Germany.  He wrote an autobiography about his war experience titled “Tigers in the Mud” which has become of the most popular first hand accounts written by a German tank crewman.  In August of 2014, Carius had given a lengthy interview of his war time experiences, a translation of which can be read here.

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