Lutz-Wilhelm Burckhardt

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Ludwig-Wilhelm "Lutz" Burckhardt
Nickname(s) "Lutz"
Born 5 February 1919
Bremen
Died 2 January 1993(1993-01-02) (aged 73)
Bollschweil
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
1950's–?
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit JG 77
JGr Süd
JG 1
EJG 2
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ludwig-Wilhelm "Lutz" Burckhardt[Note 1] (5 February 1919 – 2 January 1993) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career he was credited with 69 aerial victories, 16 on the Western Front and 53 on the Eastern Front.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer his name is Ludwig-Wilhelm Burkhardt.[1]
  2. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 77.[1]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 255.
  2. ^ Obermaier 1989, p. 97.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 128.
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. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1941 – 1945] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. 
  • 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. 
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 978-0-8041-1696-1. 

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