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Erich Lowe

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Service/branch  Heer
Name  Erich Lowe
Years of service  1923–43
Born  24 September 1906Muhlhausen (1906-09-24)
Died  23 December 1943(1943-12-23) (aged 37)Losovka
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933) Nazi Germany
Rank  Oberstleutnant (Posthumously)
Commands held  schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501

Erich Lowe (24 September 1906 – 23 December 1943) was an Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Erich Lowe was killed on 23 December 1943 in Losovka, Russia. He was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

Erich Lowe

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (24 September 1939)
  • 1st Class (22 October 1939)
  • Panzer Badge
  • Eastern Front Medal (24 August 1942)
  • German Cross in Gold on 11 March 1943 as Major in the I./Panzer-Regiment 11
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 4 September 1940 as Hauptmann and Chef 3./Panzer-Abteilung 65
  • 385th Oak Leaves on 8 February 1944 (posthumously) as Major and commander of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501
  • References

    Erich Lowe Wikipedia

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