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Lorleberg, Werner

Date of birth:
October 17th, 1894 (Bottmersdorf, Germany)
Date of death:
April 16th, 1945 (Erlangen, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Erlangen
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


Oberstleutnant Werner Lorleberg was responsible for the defence of Erlangen in 1945. He capitulated without putting up a fight to the U.S. army on 16 April 1945. He committed suicide that same day. Other sources are saying that he was murdered by fanatics within the army.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Severely wounded in July 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939


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