PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Lancelle, Otto
Date of birth: March 27th, 1885 (Xanten/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:  July 3rd, 1941 (near Kraslawa, Soviet union)
Buried on:  German War Cemetery Dünaburg - Daugavpils
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.
 
     
POUR LE MÉRITE
Awarded on: October 9th, 1918
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2.KLASSE (1914)
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1.KLASSE (1914)
 
     
RITTER DES KÖNIGLICHER PREUSSISCHER HAUSORDENS VON HOHENZOLLERN
Awarded on: August 14th, 1917
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - wikipedia.com
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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