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Kirschner, Ludwig

Date of birth:
June 12th, 1904 (Bayreuth/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
February 11th, 1945 (near Saybusch, Poland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Ludwich Kirschner was killed on February 11th,1945 as Kommandeur 320. Volksgrenadier-Division with the rank of Generalmajor.

Promotions:
December 16th, 1928: Polizei-Leutnant;
January 1st, 1934: Polizei-Oberleutnant;
March 16th, 1936: Oberleutnant mit RDA vom 1-5-1933 (18v2);
October 1st, 1936: Hauptmann (26);
August 1st, 1941: Major (17);
November 16th, 1942: Oberstleutnant mit RDA vom 1-11-1942 (66);
May 1st, 1943: Oberst (5d);
January 30th, 1945: Generalmajor.

Career:
August 27th, 1939: Chef 2./Inf.Rgt. 485;
September 11th, 1939: Chef 11./Inf.Rgt. 485;
October 4th, 1940: Chef 3./Inf.Rgt. 437;
April 1st, 1941: Stab 132.Inf.Div.;
August 1st, 1941: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 436;
May 14th, 1942: mdFb Inf.Rgt. 72;
August 1st, 1942: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 72;
September 25th, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
Nevember 8th, 1943: Kdr. Btl.Fhr.Sch. Antwerpen;
August 11th, 1944: Kdr. Gren.Lehr-Brigade;
August 20th, 1944: AOK 14 z.Durchfhrg.e.Sonderauftrags z.Verf.gest.;
September 1st, 1944: Führer-Reserve OKH;
October 17th, 1944: mdFb 167.Inf.Div.;
November 1st, 1944: mdFb 320.V.Gren.Div.;
January 30th, 1945: Kdr. 320.V.Gren.Div.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 72, 46. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1942
Details:
135th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1940
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1942
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1942
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 3rd, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1942
Details:
Karteikarte.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 436, 132. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 12th, 1942
Details:
Awarding date from the Karteikarte. According to Scheibert the awarding date is 8-2-1942.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold

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