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Lorenz Harthan
Born (1913-01-04)4 January 1913
Died 7 January 1976(1976-01-07) (aged 63)
Place of birth Reuth
Place of death Erlangen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1945
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung 11
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Lorenz Harthan (4 January 1913 – 7 January 1976) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Berger 2004, p. 168.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 178.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold. Selbstverlag Florian Berger ISBN 3-9501307-3-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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