Walther Lucht

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Walter Lucht
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Born 26 February 1882
Berlin
Died 18 March 1949(1949-03-18) (aged 67)
Heilbronn
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1901 - 1932
1937 - 1945
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 87. Infanterie-Division
336. Infanterie Division
LXVI Reservekorps
LXVI. Armeekorps
11th Armee
Battles/wars

World War I
Spanish Civil War
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Military advisor to China

Walter Lucht (26 February 1882 – 18 March 1949) was a German general who held commands at division, corps and army levels 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 recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Walter Lucht was captured by American forces in May 1945 and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 39.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 243.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.
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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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
Generalleutnant Bogislav von Studnitz
Commander of 87. Infanterie-Division
17 February 1942 – 1 March 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Bogislav von Studnitz
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Johann Joachim Stever
Commander of 336. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1942 – 1 July 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Kunze
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Wetzel
Commander of LXVI Reservekorps
1 November 1943 – 5 August 1944
Succeeded by
Redesignated LXVI. Armeekorps
Preceded by
Previously LXVI. Reservekorps
Commander of LXVI Armeekorps
5 August 1944 – March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Flörke
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Otto Hitzfeld
Commander of 11. Armee
8 April 1945 – 23 April 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Walther Hahm
Commander of XIII. Armeekorps
April 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by
None