Müller, Anton "Toni" (Infanterie-Regiment 503)

Date of birth:
April 12th, 1914 (Niedersteinebach/Altenkirchen, Germany)
Date of death:
July 27th, 2006 (Asbach, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
01.01.1933: Wachtmeister der Schutzpolizei
01.03.1936: Truppwachtmeister der Landespolizei
01.11.1938: Feldwebel
01.04.1940: Oberfeldwebel
01.08.1942: Leutnant
01.03.1943: Oberleutnant
01.02.1944: Hauptmann
01.02.1945: Major

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 3.Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 503
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef - 3./ Grenadier-Regiment 503
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer I. / Grenadier-Regiment 501 / 290.Infanterie-Division / I. Armee-Korps / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1944
Awarded for his actions in mid-1944. With his battalion he blocked a Soviet thrust to Riga in the area around Malvine (north of Birsen). Later, on 04.08.1944, he also launched a successful attack with his unit from Radviliskis to the south in the direction of Birsen.
3579th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. Bataillon / Grenadier-Regiments 503 / 290.Infanterie-Division / L.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Kurland
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
During the Third Battle of Courland, SE of Frauenburg, the Soviets managed to achieve a deep break-in on 21.12.1944 in the flank of the Division adjacent to the 290. Infanterie-Division. In response Müller and his battalion were dispatched to the Laugali-Pumpuri area. The enemy had captured Hills 145.1 and 135.2, which were of great significance for the fighting in the area, and so Müller personally led his men in an energetic attack that threw the Soviets off the hills. Although it would later change hands twice in bitter fighting, in the end Müller and his battalion remained in control of the hill, thereby permitting the subsequent successful defense. He would be awarded the Oakleaves to the Knight’s Cross for this action.
738th Award
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1943
in silver
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1944
Demjanskschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1945
Ärmelband Kurland
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1940
Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1945
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold

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