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Müller, Ludwig (97. Jäger Division)

Date of birth:
June 28th, 1892 (Zeselberg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 28th, 1972 (Ettlingen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst i.G.
Unit:
Generalstab XXIII. Armeekorps
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Commander 97. Jäger Division
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1943
Awarded for his leadership of the 97. Jäger-Division during the campaign for the Kuban bridgehead, and in particular the fighting for Hill 114.1, east of Moldawanskoje, in the time period 16.07.-14.09.1943. Here the Soviets tried many times, in vain, to seize this important hill from which all their movements in the area could be observed. It was only following the German evacuation of the Kuban bridgehead that this hill finally fell into their hands.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
XXIX Armeekorps
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for his leadership of the XXIX. Armee-Korps during the defense battles of the 6. Armee in the winter of 1943/44. His Korps was present during the fighting retreat in the Nikopol-Apostolowo sector, as the 6. Armee fought to open up its retreat route and break through to the west via Bolschaja Kostromka. Later, Müller and his Korps launched an attack that won 15 km of maneuvering space and also saw the capture of the towns Nowo Otschakoff (west of Waldimirowka), Malejewko and Nowo Ssergejewka (near the Nowyj-Bug—Nikolajew railroad).
440th award
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
April 8th, 1918
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914

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