Otto Carius

In Memory of Otto Carius .

Heer Oberleutnant Otto Carius

Otto Carius passed away on 24th January 2015

Otto Carius was a German tanker ace of WW2, fighting on the Panzer 38t, Tiger and finally the Jagdtiger. It is estimated that during the war, Carius’ crew managed to knock out 150 enemy vehicles and many more soft targets and AT guns. He survived the fighting and after the war, he opened a pharmacy called Tiger-Apotheke, that exists to this day. He is best known for writing a book of his memories about fighting on the Tiger, called “Tigers in the mud”.


Tigers in the Mud: The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius (Stackpole Military History Series)Paperback – August 1, 2003

Otto Carius interview