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Ludwig Müller (general)

Johann Ludwig Müller
Born (1892-06-28)28 June 1892
Died 28 June 1972(1972-06-28) (aged 80)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 198. Infanterie-Division
97. Jäger Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Johann Ludwig Müller (28 June 1892 – 28 June 1972) was a General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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 Müller was captured by Soviet troops in August 1944 and was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 106.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 260.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • 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 [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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

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  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Albert Buck
Commander of 198. Infanterie-Division
27 August 1942 – 5 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans-Joachim von Horn
Preceded by
Generalmajor Friedrich-Wilhelm Otte
Commander of 97. Jäger Division
3 June 1943 – 12 December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Carl Rabe von Pappenheim
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