|Born||23 November 1915|
|Died||2 July 1997(aged 81)|
|Place of birth||Kaltensondheim|
|Place of death||Münster|
Nazi Germany (to 1945)|
|Years of service||
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Alfred Müller (23 November 1915 – 2 July 1997) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Alfred Müller was captured by American troops in May 1945. In 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr and served until 1979 retiring as a Brigadegeneral.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (11 October 1939)
- 1st Class (25 July 1941)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black (7 June 1943)
- General Assault Badge (29 August 1941)
- Kuban Shield (1 December 1944)
- Order of Michael the Brave
- 3rd Class (28 January 1944)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (22 February 1973)
References[edit | edit source]
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 259.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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