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Lützow, Günther "Franzl"

Date of birth:
September 4th, 1912 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
April 24th, 1945 (over Donauwörth/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Jagdgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1940
Details:
120th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1941
Details:
27th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1941
Details:
4th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1941
Action:
Hauptmann Gollob achieved on 20 October his 30th, Major Lützow on 24 October his 101st aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
July 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Gold mit Schwertern und Brillianten

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Helden der Wehrmacht, Sammelband (Miscellany), FZ-Verlag GmbH, München, Deutschland, 2000
    - Aces of the Luftwaffe

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