|Born||31 December 1900|
|Died||5 November 1971(aged 70)|
|Place of birth||Halberstadt|
|Place of death||Bad Schwartau|
German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||
|Commands held||75. Infanterie-Division|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Lothar Berger (31 December 1900 – 5 November 1971) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Lothar Berger was initially captured by Soviet troops in May 1945, but was transferred to British custody and was released in 1946.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (28 July 1918)
- 1st Class (24 September 1920)
- Wound Badge (1914)
- in Black
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (1 January 1935)
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (30 September 1939)
- 1st Class (2 October 1939)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
References[edit | edit source]
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 110.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.
- 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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Generalmajor Karl Arning
|Commander of 75. Infanterie-Division
6 April 1945 - May 1945
Oberst Gerhard Matthaiss
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