Name:  Lancelle, Otto
Date of birth: March 27th, 1885 (Xanten/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:  July 3rd, 1941 (near Kraslawa, Soviet union)
Nationality:  German
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.
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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