Wolff, Ludwig (Heer- General der infanterie)

Date of birth:
April 3rd, 1893 (Chemnitz, Germany)
Date of death:
November 9th, 1968 (Mannheim/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1917
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 192 / 56.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1940
Action:
Oberst Wolff was the first to force a crossing over the Schelde and Lys rivers during the German invasion of the Low Countries in 1940, and thus contributed decisively to the overall German victory. Under his personal leadership his regiment crossed the Lys near Nevele using inflatable rafts, and about 5000 prisoners were taken during this fight. For these successes Wolff would be awarded the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 22.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1942
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 22.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1942
Action:
Awarded for the superb command of his 22. Infanterie-Division during the battles for the Crimea in early 1942. Particularly noteworthy was his division's successful storming of Fort Stalin on 13.06.1942.
Details:
100th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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