PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Lancelle, Otto
Date of birth: March 27th, 1885 (Xanten/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:  July 3rd, 1941 (near Kraslawa, Soviet union)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Otto Lancelle was the first high officer in the German Army who was killed during the invasion of the Soviet Union. He was posthumously promoted to Generalleutnant.
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Generalmajor
Unit: Kommandeur 121.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: July 27th, 1941
Details: Awarded posthumously.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- MacLean, French L. Quiet Flows the Rhine: German General Officer Casualties in World War II. J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Winnipeg, Canada, 1996
- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
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