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Karl Löwrick

Karl Löwrick
Born (1894-11-08)8 November 1894
Died 8 April 1945(1945-04-08) (aged 50)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–20
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 93. Infanterie-Division
542. Infanterie-Division
542. Volksgrenadier-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Karl Löwrick (8 November 1894 – 8 April 1945) was a Generalleutnant 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. Karl Löwrick was killed on 8 April 1945 in an accident in Pillau.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 35.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 241.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.
  • 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 [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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Horst von Mellenthin
Commander of 93. Infanterie-Division
1 October 1943 - 20 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erich Hofmann
Preceded by
Commander of 542. Infanterie-Division
15 July 1944 - 9 October 1944
Succeeded by
Renamed 542. Volksgrenadier-Division
Preceded by
Previously 542. Infanterie-Division
Commander of 542. Volksgrenadier-Division
9 October 1944 - 8 April 1945
Succeeded by
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