Otto Carius (born 27 May 1922) is a former German tank ace who fought during WWII and is credited with destroying more than 150 tanks. He received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Carius fought with the 21st Panzer Regiment, the Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502 and the Schwere Panzerjägerabteilung 512. He fought at the Leningrad front and then in the area of Narva, Estonia, and in the West since the beginning of 1945 where it took part in the defense of the River Rhine.
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