Ludwig Kirschner

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Ludwig Kirschner
Born 12 June 1904
Bayreuth
Died 11 February 1945(1945-02-11) (aged 40)
Saybusch, Poland
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 320. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Ludwig Kirschner (12 June 1904 – 11 February 1945) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 320. Volksgrenadier-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Ludwig Kirschner was killed on 11 February 1945 in Saybusch, Poland.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas 1997, p. 366.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 257, 494.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 55.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 320. Volksgrenadier-Division
1 November 1944 – 11 February 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Rolf Scherenberg