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Otto Lancelle
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Otto Lancelle in 1939
Born (1885-03-27)27 March 1885
Died 3 July 1941(1941-07-03) (aged 56)
Place of birth Xanten, Kingdom of Prussia
Place of death Krāslava, Latvia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
SA
Years of service 1905–1945
Rank Generalleutnant (Posthumously) (Heer)
SA-Oberführer (SA)
Commands held 121. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Pour le Mérite
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto Lancelle (27 March 1885 – 3 July 1941) was a Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of both the Pour le Mérite and Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Pour le Mérite was the highest military order of the German Empire. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Otto Lancelle was killed by a sniper on 3 July 1941 at the Krāslava Bridgehead on the Dvina near Krāslava, Latvia. He was posthumously promoted to Generalleutnant and awarded the Knight's Cross.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 490.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 231.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Curt Jahn
Commander of 121. Infanterie-Division
6 May 1941 – 3 July 1941
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Martin Wandel



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