Lücken, von, Theodor

Date of birth:
April 24th, 1914 (Zahrensdorf, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany)
Date of death:
November 15th, 1986 (Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1e Luitenant)
Unit:
Führer II./ Infanterie-Regiment 502
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1942
Action:
In lieu of the formation of the Demyansk pocket the Germans scrambled to create a new defense line on the NW side of the pocket. On the 26.02.1942 the II./Infanterie-Regiment 502, commanded by Oberleutnant Lücken, entered the enemy occupied village of Gorshizy. Despite their best efforts the men of the battalion were unable to capture the north and west parts of the village. However the conduct of Lücken and his troops were nonetheless deemed to be outstanding enough that Lücken would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross even so.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Kapitein)
Unit:
Kommandeur I./ Grenadier-Regiment 686
Awarded on:
May 7th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his bravery and leadership demonstrated while commanding a battalion during the defense of the Crimea in early 1944. His success was great enough to earn him a mention in the Wehrmachtbericht of 07.05.1944.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 7th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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