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Kübler, Ludwig

Date of birth:
September 2nd, 1889 (Unterdill/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
February 27th, 1947 (Lubljana, Jougoslavia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Ludwig Kübler was sentenced to death on February 16th, 1947 and was hanged on February 27th, 1947 in Lubljana. His last pos was that of Befehlshaber Sicherungsgebiet Adriatischen Küstenland with the rank of General der Gebirgstruppen.

Promotions:
July 20th, 1908: Fahnenjunker;
October 16th, 1908: Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier;
February 20th, 1909: Fähnrich;
October 23rd, 1920: Leutnant: (RDA, - 4);
July 9th, 1915: Oberleutnant (RDA, June 1st, 1915 - 2a)
August 18th, 1918: Hauptmann (RDA, January 27th, 1918 -3- later April 15th, 1917 - 1);
August 1st, 1928: Major (RDA, February 1st, 1928 -12a);
April 1st, 1932: Oberstleutnant;
July 1st, 1934: Oberst (RDA -9);
January 1st, 1938: Generalmajor (RDA -3);
December 1st, 1939: Generalleutnant (RDA -3)
August 1st, 1940: General der Infanterie (RDA -9);
November 24th, 1941: General der Gebirgstruppe.

Career:
March 14th, 1943 - April 1st, 1943: Kommandeur 718. Infanterie-Division;
April 1st, 1943 - July 10th, 1944: Kommandeur 118. Jäger-Division;
October 10th, 1944 - March 10th, 1945: Kommandeur 1. Gebirgs-Division.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1936
Deutsches Olympia Ehrenzeichen Erster Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1939
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 16th, 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on November 17th, 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 1. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1939
Awarded for his leadership of the 1. Gebirgs-Division during the Polish campaign, leading it through a series of successful battles from its jump off positions in Slovakia to its objective of Lemberg, of which the following were particularly noteworthy…

09.09.1939: Kübler leads the northern group of the Division across the San river, taking the Polish defenders at Sanok in the rear and destroying them. By this action he was able to create an all-important bridgehead over the river and deny the Poles the important railway line through the city.

11.09.1939: Küber led his men through a Polish ambush at Dobrowka, eliminating its garrison and pressing on to Sambor.

12.09.1939: On this day the long advance of the 1. Gebirgs-Division commenced from Sambor to Lemberg, bringing the Division far to the east of the rest of the Armee. In total the (non-motorized) southern elements of the Division covered 60-70 kilometers in one day and the motorized elements covered 110 kilometres. From its newly won ground here the Division was able to prevent the escape of considerable Polish elements coming from Przemysl-Janow and Lemberg in the coming days. This translated to a total of over 20000 prisoners, numerous guns and 300 machine guns plus numerous other weapons being captured due to the actions of the Division.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Gebirgstruppe (Lieutenant General of Mountain Forces)
War Victory Cross Order 3rd Class

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