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us: Luck, Hans von, 1911-1997


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  • Fuller Name

    • Hans-Ulrich von Luck und Witten
  • Variants

    • us: Luck und Witten, Hans-Ulrich, Freiherr von, 1911-1997
    • us: Von Luck, Hans, 1911-1997
    • us: Witten, Hans-Ulrich, Freiherr von Luck und, 1911-1997
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1911-07-15
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1997-08-01
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Flensburg (Germany)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Hamburg (Germany)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Germany. Heer. Panzer-Division, 7.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Germany. Heer. Panzer-Division, 21.
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
  • Sources

    • found: Panzer commander: the memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck, 1989: CIP t.p. (Hans von Luck) galley (b. 7-15-11 in Flensburg)
    • found: Wikipedia, February 23, 2016 (Hans von Luck; Hans-Ulrich Freiherr von Luck und Witten, usually shortened to Hans von Luck, was a Colonel in the German Armored Forces (Oberst der Panzerwaffe) during World War II; he was born July 15, 1911 in Flensburg, Province of Schleswig-Holstein and died in Hamburg on August 1, 1997; Luck served with the 7th Panzer Division and 21st Panzer Division, seeing action in Poland, France, North Africa, Italy, Normandy, and the Soviet Union; in several of the World War II campaigns, he served under Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel; after the war Luck was interned for 5 years at a GUPVI forced labor camp in Georgia; when he returned to Germany, he initially found employment at an international hotel in Hamburg, where his command of multiple languages made him a valuable asset; he eventually moved on to work in a coffee import business; he became heavily involved in veterans' associations, and was frequently asked to lecture at military schools; he spoke annually for the British Staff college during their summer tours of the Normandy battlefields, and was asked to speak at a number of other military seminars; he was a participant in the UK's Ministry of Defense Army Department film presentation on Operation Goodwood Lectures; through his involvement as a speaker at military lectures he came to be good friends with several of his former adversaries, including Brigadier David Stileman and British Airborne Major John Howard; he also formed a friendship with U.S. historian Stephen Ambrose, who encouraged him to write his memoirs, which was titled Panzer Commander)
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    • 1988-10-11: new
    • 2016-07-24: revised
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