Lichte, Karl-Heinz

Date of birth:
August 23rd, 1920 (Wanne-Eickel/Ruhr, Germany)
Date of death:
January 24th, 2005 (Bielefeld, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer
Unit:
5. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 5
Awarded on:
December 7th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1944
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer
Unit:
Kommandeur 5. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 / 5.SS-Panzer-Division “Wiking” / IV.SS-Panzer-Korps
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1945
Details:
The date for the awarding of the Knights Cross has yet been unconfirmed. Is part of the by SS-Obergruppenführer Dietrich with 6.SS-Panzerarmee awarded decorations on 6th May 1945.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Bender R.J., Breyette T., Tank Killers, RJ Bender Publications, 2000, ISBN 0-912138-83-1
    - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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