Lucht, Ernst

Date of birth:
February 27th, 1896 (Süderende, Germany)
Date of death:
November 2nd, 1975 (Neumünster, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Konteradmiral
Unit:
Befehlshaber der Sicherung der Nordsee
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Konteradmiral (Commodore)
Unit:
Befehlshaber der Sicherung der Nordsee
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1945
Action:
The following excerpt from a Wehrmachtbericht supplement, dated 21.11.1944, describes the action which would lead to the Knight’s Cross for Konteradmiral Lucht…

“Security forces of the Kriegsmarine, under the leadership of Konteradmiral Lucht, have especially distinguished themselves by securing the transfer of important new ships from the western area [French Atlantic coast] back to home waters. Since the 21.08.1944 they have destroyed 23 enemy aircraft and sunk 22 MTBs.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1941
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1941
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1941
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Commendatore
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1942
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1942
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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