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Ludwig Kirschner
Born (1904-06-12)June 12, 1904
Died 11 February 1945(1945-02-11) (aged 40)
Place of birth Bayreuth
Place of death Saybusch, Poland
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–1945
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.

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References[]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 257, 494.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 55.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.

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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


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