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Ludwig Wolff (general)

Ludwig Wolff
Ludwig Wolff
Born 3 April 1893
Died 9 November 1968(1968-11-09) (aged 75)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 22. Infanterie-Division (Luftlande)
XXXIII. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

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

Ludwig Wolff (3 April 1893 – 9 November 1968) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XXXIII. corps. 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 Wolff was captured by American troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 459.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 522.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 366.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 54.
  • 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
Generalleutnant Hans Graf von Sponeck
Commander of 22. Infanterie-Division (Luftlande)
10 October 1941 – 1 August 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Erwin Engelbrecht
Commander of XXXIII. Armeekorps
25 December 1943 – 10 August 1944
Succeeded by
General der Kavallerie Carl-Erik Koehler
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