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Lancelle, Otto

Date of birth:
March 27th, 1885 (Xanten/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
July 3rd, 1941 (near Kraslawa, Soviet union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Dünaburg - Daugavpils
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Otto Lancelle was the first high officer in the German Army who was killed during the invasion of the Soviet Union. He was posthumously promoted to Generalleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 121.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1941
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1918
Pour le Mérite
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1917
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern

Sources

  • Photo: wikipedia.com
  • - 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
    - MacLean, French L. Quiet Flows the Rhine: German General Officer Casualties in World War II. J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Winnipeg, Canada, 1996
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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