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Ludwig-Wilhelm "Lutz" Burckhardt
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Nickname "Lutz"
Born 5 February 1919
Died 2 January 1993 (aged 73)
Place of birth Bremen
Place of death Bollschweil
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Flag of Germany.png West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
1950's–?
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit JG 77
JGr Süd
JG 1
EJG 2
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ludwig-Wilhelm "Lutz" Burckhardt (5 February 1919 – 2 January 1993) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career he was credited with 69 aerial victories, 16 on the Western Front and 53 on the Eastern Front.

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ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Obermaier 1989, p. 97.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 128.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939–1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-065-6.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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.
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 0-8041-1696-2.


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