Lauchert, von, Meinrad

Date of birth:
August 29th, 1905 (Potsdam/Province of Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
December 4th, 1987 (Stuttgart/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 5
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 35 / 4. Panzer Division
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 35 / 4. Panzer Division
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 35 / 4. Panzer Division
Awarded on:
June 25th, 1940
Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1941
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I.Abteilung/Panzer-Regiment 35 / 4. Panzer Division
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1941
Details:
179th Award.
At first as mentioning in the "Ehrenblatt des Heeres", the clasp to this award was received after the introduction of this.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I./Panzer-Regiment 35 / 4. Panzer Division / XXIV. Panzer-Korps / Armeegruppe "Guderian" / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Details:
472nd Award
Submitted on August 26th 1941.
Preliminary document and decoration on September 9th 1941 to Panzergruppe 2.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment "von Lauchert"
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1943
Details:
Award 438/1.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 15 / 11.Panzer Division / XXXXVII. Panzer-Korps / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
February 12th, 1944
Details:
396th Award.
Submitted on February 3rd 1944.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Führer der "Kampfgruppe Strachwitz"
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1944
Action:
In the battles on the East Prussian border, two battle groups under the leadership of the Oak Leaves bearers Colonel Koetz and Colonel Lauchert have particularly distinguished themselves.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, 2001
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Axis Biographical Research

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