Vollrath Lübbe

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Vollrath Lübbe
Born 4 March 1894
Klein Lunow
Died 4 April 1969(1969-04-04) (aged 75)
Hannover
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 2. Panzer-Division
81. Infanterie-Division
462. Volksgrenadier-Division
49. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Vollrath Lübbe (4 March 1894 – 4 April 1969) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Vollrath Lübbe was captured by Soviet troops in February 1945 and was held until October 1955.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 243.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Karl Fabiunke
Commander of 2. Panzer-Division
1 October 1942 - 31 January 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich Schopper
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
5 April 1944 - 1 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor der Reserve Dr. Ernst Meiners