Hans von Luck

Hans von Luck

Army Officer
Born Jul 15, 1911

Hans-Ulrich Freiherr von Luck und Witten, usually shortened to Hans von Luck, was a Colonel in the German Armored Forces during World War II. He served with the 7th Panzer Division and 21st Panzer Division, seeing action in Poland, France, North Africa, Italy and Russia. He was a close associate of Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel. He is author of the book Panzer Commander.… Read More

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1911 Birth Born on July 15, 1911.


1940 28 Years Old 1 More Event
The division was reorganized and reequipped to form the 7th Panzer Division, with Rommel assuming command on 6 February 1940. … Read More
1941 29 Years Old In February 1941 Rommel was replaced by General Freiherr von Funk, and in June Luck moved with his division to East Prussia in preparation for the invasion of the Soviet Union. … Read More


1942 30 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Reporting back for duty on 1 April 1942, he reached Africa on 8 April and assumed command over the 3rd Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion of the 21st Panzer Division. … Read More
1950 38 Years Old After the war Luck was interned at a GUPVI forced labor camp in Georgia, a camp for POWs and internees, similar to a GULAG camp. He was released in 1950 and returned to West Germany. … Read More


1997 86 Years Old Hans von Luck died in Hamburg on 1 August 1997 at the age of 86.
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