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Joachim-Friedrich Lang
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Born (1899-09-14)September 14, 1899
Died 16 April 1945 (1945-04-17) (aged 45)
Place of birth Montigny-lès-Metz, Alsace-Lorraine
Place of death Baltiysk, Russia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Rank Generalmajor
Unit 95th Infanterie-Division (Teufel-Division)
Commands held Commander of the 95th Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Deutsche Kreuz

Joachim-Friedrich Lang was a German general during World War II.

Biography[]

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[]

Sources[]

  • (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.

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