Karl Löwrick

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Karl Löwrick
Born (1894-11-08)8 November 1894
Podlechen
Died 8 April 1945(1945-04-08) (aged 50)
Pillau
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–1920
1936–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 93. Infanterie-Division
542. Infanterie-Division
542. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Karl Löwrick (8 November 1894 – 8 April 1945) was a Generalleutnant 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. Karl Löwrick was killed on 8 April 1945 in an accident in Pillau.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 241.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Horst von Mellenthin
Commander of 93. Infanterie-Division
1 October 1943 - 20 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erich Hofmann
Preceded by
None
Commander of 542. Infanterie-Division
15 July 1944 - 9 October 1944
Succeeded by
Renamed 542. Volksgrenadier-Division
Preceded by
Previously 542. Infanterie-Division
Commander of 542. Volksgrenadier-Division
9 October 1944 - 8 April 1945
Succeeded by
None