|Born||24 September 1906|
|Died||23 December 1943(aged 37)|
|Place of birth||Mühlhausen|
|Place of death||Losovka|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)|
|Years of service||1923–1943|
|Commands held||schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Erich Löwe (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 Löwe 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.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- 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 (11 March 1943)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 241.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.
- 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.