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Bernhard Lorenzen
Born (1907-03-01)March 1, 1907
Died 17 July 1983(1983-07-17) (aged 76)
Place of birth Keitum
Place of death Keitum
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1926 - 1945
Rank Oberst der Reserve
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 1042
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Bernhard Lorenzen (1 March 1907 – 17 July 1983) was a highly decorated Oberst der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Bernhard Lorenzen was captured by British troops on May 1945, and was held until November 1946.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 242.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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