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Dr. med. dent. Walter Lange
Oak Leaves ceremony on 15 September 1943 at the Führerhauptquartier "Wolfschanze", from left to right: Adolf Hitler, Paul Schultz (hidden), Oberst Dr. med. dent. Walter Lange, Major Theodor Tolsdorff, Oberst Günther Pape, Major Dr. Franz Bäke
Born (1898-07-14)14 July 1898
Died 30 October 1982(1982-10-30) (aged 84)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Osnabrück
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1929)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1916–1929
Rank Oberst of the Reserves
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 43, Grenadier-Regiment 917
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work dentist

Dr. med. dent. Walter Lange[Notes 1] (14 July 1898 – 30 October 1982) was a highly decorated Oberst of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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 recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations


  1. In German a Doctor of Medical Dentistry is abbreviated as Dr. med. dent. (Doctor medicinae dentariae).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Thomas 1998, p. 7.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 284.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.
  • 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.
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2300-3.

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