Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz

German general of the Panzer troops

Date of Birth: 06-Dec-1896

Place of Birth: Prusice, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 09-Oct-1969

Profession: military officer

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz

  • Diepold Georg Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz (6 December 1896 – 9 October 1969) was a Prussian Junker, Olympic equestrian, and German officer who served in both World Wars, retiring as a General der Panzertruppe.
  • Lüttwitz's team competed at the 1936 Summer games in Berlin but they came away without a medal.
  • This failure was viewed as a disgrace by the Nazi regime and, as a consequence, he was left in professional obscurity for the next few years.
  • He eventually went on to command two Panzer Divisions and the XLVII.
  • Panzerkorps (47th Panzer Corps), where he earned infamy for his demand of the surrender of the American 101st Airborne Division.

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