SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
NAME: Generalmajor Wolf Alexander Wilhelm
Hermann Graf von Luckner
PW NO: A451671
CAPTURED: Oslo, Norway
DATE: 1st July 1945
BIRTH: 9 January
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Friedeberg / Neumark, (approximately 140 km east of Berlin)DATE OF DEATH: 13 November 1971
PLACE OF DEATH: Höxter/Weser
OCCUPATION: Regular Soldier
Grey NEXT OF KIN:
Carola Luckner, Hesselteich. Halle/ Westfalen (British
Wife: Carola von Neumann (1900 -1981) was born in Zduny
/ Westpreussen (near Danzig) which means both came from those areas
now belonging to Poland.
Son: Achim (1923-2000)
(without Patent): 10 August 1914; Patent later established at
28 January 1915 and later changed to 1 April 1915
1 November 1924 (12)
1 April 1929 (17)
1 August 1935
1 April 1938
1 April 1941
1 April 1944
Commands & Assignments:
August 1914: Entered the Army as a Leutnant in the Westfälisches
Battalion Adjutant in Foot Artillery Regiment 7.
Regimental Adjutant of Foot Artillery Regiment 7.
October 1919: Transferred to Reichswehr Artillery Regiment 7 of
October 1920: Transferred to the 6th (Prussian) Artillery Regiment.
April 1929: Battery Chief in the 6th (Prussian) Artillery Regiment.
April 1934: Commander of Artillery Battalion “Fritzlar.”
October 1936: Commander of the I. Battalion of Artillery Regiment
October 1938: Commander of the I. Battalion of Artillery Regiment
12 of the 12th Infantry Division.
August 1939: Commander of Artillery Regiment 175 of the 75th Infantry
Division. [As a component of Generaloberst Erwin
von Witzleben’s 1st Army in the Saarland facing the French Maginot
Line in Lorraine, the 75th Infantry Division, commanded by Generalmajor
(later Generalleutnant) Ing. Ernst Hammer, along with the rest
of the army, remained on the defensive during the first phase
of the invasion of France, 10 May-13 June 1940. On 14 June 1940,
the 1st Army finally went over to the offensive and attacked the Maginot Line between St.
Saarbrücken achieving penetrations in several locations. Later transferred to Poland, Generalleutnant
Hammer’s 75th Infantry Division took part
in the invasion of the Soviet Union from 22 June 1941 as a component
of the 6th Army in Army Group South.]
January 1942: Staff Officer for Artillery in the General Staff
of Army Group South and then Army Group B on the Eastern Front.
May 1943: Artillery Commander (Arko) 189 in the General Command
of the LXXXIX Army Corps (General der Infanterie Werner Freiherr
von und zu Gilsa) in Belgium.
January 1944: Leader Reserve.
August 1944: Commander of the Fahnenjunker Artillery School in
1945-14 February 1945: Higher Artillery Commander (Harko) of the
Army Coastal Artillery Command North.
February 1945-9 May 1945: Higher Artillery Commander (Harko) 220
of the 20th Mountain Army (General der Gebirgstruppe Franz Böhme)
July 1945-17 May 1948: Prisoner of war in British captivity.
January 1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from
May 1948 transferred to Camp 186 for repatriation.
Decorations & Awards:
Cross in Gold: 27 December 1941, Oberst, Commander of Artillery
Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914)
Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914)
Bar to the Prussian Iron Cross, 1st Class: 25 June 1940.
Bar to the Prussian Iron Cross, 2nd Class: 23 October 1939.
for the Winter Campaign in Russia 1941/1942 (“East Medal”)
of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
Forces Long Service Award, 1st Class (25-year Service Cross)
Forces Long Service Award, 3rd Class (12-year Service Medal)
Medal of 1 October 1938