Ludwig Schulz

Ludwig Schulz

Ludwig Schulz
Born 4 August 1896
Died 10 December 1966(1966-12-10) (aged 70)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1914–18)
Reichswehr (1918–20)
Luftwaffe (1935–45)
Years of service 1914–20
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held I./Kampfgeschwader 76

World War I
World War II

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

Ludwig Schulz (4 August 1896 – 10 December 1966) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Luftwaffe 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 Schulz was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 303.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 319.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 81.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Stefan Fröhlich
Gruppenkommandeur of I.Kampfgeschwader 76
November 1939 – 2 June 1940
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Alois Lindmayr