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Otto-Joachim Lüdecke
Born (1895-05-27)May 27, 1895
Died 14 February 1971(1971-02-14) (aged 75)
Place of birth Staßfurt
Place of death Hassel
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 56. Infanterie-Division
264. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto-Joachim Lüdecke (27 May 1895 – 14 February 1971) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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 was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Otto-Joachim Lüdecke was captured by American troops in May 1945, he was handed over the British troops and held until 1948.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 243.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl von Oven
Commander of 56. Infanterie-Division
28 January 1943 - 1 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Albin Nake
Commander of 264. Infanterie-Division
19 April 1944 - 15 May 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Martin Gareis

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