Ludwig Kirschner

Ludwig Kirschner

Ludwig Kirschner
Born 12 June 1904
Died 11 February 1945(1945-02-11) (aged 40)
Saybusch, Poland
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 320. Volksgrenadier-Division

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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 257, 494.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 55.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 320. Volksgrenadier-Division
1 November 1944 – 11 February 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Rolf Scherenberg