|Born||September 14, 1899|
|Died||16 April 1945 (aged 45)|
|Place of birth||Montigny-lès-Metz, Alsace-Lorraine|
|Place of death||Baltiysk, Russia|
German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1945)
|Unit||95th Infanterie-Division (Teufel-Division)|
|Commands held||Commander of the 95th Infanterie-Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes|
Joachim-Friedrich Lang was a German general during World War II.
Born on 14 September 1899 in Montigny-lès-Metz, Alsace-Lorraine, Joachim-Friedrich Lang joined the German Army before the Second World war. Following the outbreak of World War II, Lang took part in the invasion of France and then served on the Eastern Front. He had by then reached the rank of Oberst. Lang served in the Field in the 481st Grenadier-Regiment. In this regiment, Lang was awarded the German Cross on 14 June 1942. Soon after, Joachim Lang was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 September 1943. Lang was appointed commander of 95th Infanterie-Division on 30 June 1944. He was promoted to the rank of Generalmajor (Major General) on October 1944, near Königsberg. Then, Lang fought near Pillau, before being killed in action on 16 April 1945.
Awards and decorations
- (de) Karl Knoblauch :Kampf und Untergang einer Infanterie Division: Die 95. Infanterie Division.
- (de) Dermot Bradley : Die Generale des Heeres 1921-1945 Band 7 Knabe-Luz, Biblio Verlag, Bissendorf, 2004, p. 370-371.
- (de)Generale des Heeres 1939-1945
- (de) Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes
- (en) Commanders of the 95th Infanterie-Division
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