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Hoffmann, Ludwig

Date of birth:
May 21st, 1908 (Großrosseln/Saarbrücken, Germany)
Date of death:
February 10th, 1999 (Saarbrücken, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
SS-Hauptsturmführer der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Kommandeur III./ SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 23 / 11.SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Nordland" / III.SS-Panzer-Korps
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945

No original proposal existing, book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" and Karteikarte with note: income "16-3-1945", handed over "4-4-1945"; official HPA-VV #4979 unfinished at war's end. Statement of Bundesarchiv in 2004 that they cannot proof this award, case not treated by OdR Ordenskommission. Accepted by OdR in accordance with so-called "Dönitz-Erlass"; award date determined by Fellgiebel.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse


  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977