Lotze, Christian

Date of birth:
September 7th, 1914 (Pirna/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
August 11th, 2010 (Kappeln, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Batteriechef I. / Flak-Regiment 231 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1942
Action:
In the winter of 1941-42 Oberleutnant Lotze was in command of a light Flak Kampfgruppe (based around 3 Batterien of 2 cm Flak) during the fighting east of Orel. With this unit he succeeded in breaking open the encirclement ring around a trapped German Infanterie-Division despite the bitter cold. In doing so he would be credited with rescuing the unit, and was for this action decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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