Ludwiger, von, Hartwig

Date of birth:
June 29th, 1895 (Beuthen/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
April 25th, 1947 (Belgrade, Yougslavia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hartwig von Ludwiger reached the rank of General der Infanterie and served as Kommandierender General XXI. Gebirgskorps by the ending of World War Two. He was hanged in Yougoslavia on April 25thth, 1947 (other sources mention May 5th, 1947).

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1917
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 83, 28. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1941
Action:
During the initial border fighting during Operation Barbarossa, in the time period 22-24.06.1941, Oberstleutnant Ludwiger particularly distinguished himself in the area Dabrowka-Sonicze-Sopockinie. His Regiment achieved further impressive successes during the march through Grodno and thereafter in the formation of a bridgehead over the Njemen at Mosty-Prawe on the 28.06.1941. For his outstanding leadership during this time Ludwiger would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Jäger-Regiment 83, 28. Jägerdivision, Heer
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for preventing a Soviet breakthrough near Ssinjawino in September 1942. On the 01.09.1942 Ludwiger and his Jäger-Regiment 83 repelled the first assault of the enemy in this area. At one point, after the Germans temporarily went over to the offensive, a total of 6 Soviet battalions as well as strong tank forces were encircled and destroyed in the thick forest and marshland.
Details:
163rd Award.

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