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Theodor von Lücken
Born (1914-04-24)24 April 1914
Died 15 November 1986(1986-11-15) (aged 72)
Place of birth Zahrensdorf
Place of death Saarbrücken
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Oberstleutnant
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Theodor von Lücken (24 April 1914 – 15 November 1986) was an Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Theodor von Lücken was captured by American troops in 1945 and was released later that year.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 243.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 70.
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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