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Lorenz, Erich

Date of birth:
August 31st, 1905 (Wattenscheid/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
December 10th, 1984 (Bochum/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 287 / 96.Infanterie-Division / 18. Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
November 14th, 1943
Details:
2326th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant der Reserve (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Führer Grenadier-Regiment 287 / 96. Infanterie-Division / 4. Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Nordukraine
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant der Reserve (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Führer Grenadier-Regiment 287 / 96. Infanterie-Division / 4. Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Nordukraine
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1944
Details:
467st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst der Reserve (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 287 / Divisionsführer-Lehrgang
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1945
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Bender R.J., Breyette T., Tank Killers, RJ Bender Publications, 2000, ISBN 0-912138-83-1
    - Berger, F., Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2004
    - Dörr, M., Die Träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold - Heer*Luftwaffe*Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Zeller Verlag, Osnabrück, Deutschland, 1996
    - 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

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