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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

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


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 243.
  • 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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