Lüth, Wolfgang August Eugen

Date of birth:
October 15th, 1913 (Riga/Latvia, Russia)
Date of death:
May 12th, 1945 (Flensburg-Mürwik/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See (Luitenant ter Zee)
Unit:
Unterseeboot Schule
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1937
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See (Luitenant ter Zee)
Unit:
I.Wachoffizier U-38
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
U.-Flotille "Salzwedel"
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1939
Details:
Data according to the award document, in the Soldbuch the mentioned date is April 5th 1939.
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See (Luitenant ter Zee)
Unit:
Unterseeboot Schule
Awarded on:
January 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1940
Details:
Data according to the award document, in the Soldbuch the mentioned date is February 20th 1940.
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See (Luitenant ter Zee)
Unit:
Unterseeboot Schule
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1940
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant U 138
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Kapitein-luitenant ter Zee)
Unit:
Kommandant U-43
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1941
Croce Al Valore di Guerra
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 14th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant U 181
Awarded on:
November 13th, 1942
Details:
142nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutenant zur See
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1943
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillianten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant
Unit:
Kommandant U 181
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1943
Details:
29th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1943
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant commander)
Unit:
Kommandant U 181
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1943
Details:
7th Award.
Ritterkreuz, Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1943
Gau Wartheland-Traditionsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1944
U-Boots-Frontspange in Bronze

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer/Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer, Netherlands
    - Colour photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Internationale Militaria Magazine, Nr 111, February/March 2003, Verlag Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, 2004
    - Berger, F., Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern – Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2002/03
    - Dwulecki A., “Wolfgang Lüth: Unbekannte Verleihungen”, seite 18, Internationales Militaria Magazine Nr 129, September/Oktober 2007, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken
    - 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
    - Lexikon der Wehrmacht

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