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Dietrich von Müller

German general
The basics
Occupation Officer
Country Germany
Date of birth Malchow
Date of death Jan 03, 1961 Hamburg
The details

Dietrich von Müller (16 September 1891 – 3 January 1961) was a German general during World War II. Just before the end of World War II he was promoted to Generalleutnant and awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
On 19 April 1945 he was taken prisoner by members of 1st Czechoslovak Partisan Brigade of Jan Žižka and handed over to the Red Army. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until the winter of 1955.


  • Iron Cross (1914) 1st Class (2 October 1914) & 2nd Class (19 August 1916)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 1st Class (19 September 1939) & 2nd Class (31 October 1939)
  • German Cross in Gold o 21 February 1942 as Oberstleutnant in Schützen-Regiment 5
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
    • Knight's Cross on 3 May 1942 as Oberstleutnant and commander of the Schützen-Regiment 5
    • 272nd Oak Leaves on 16 August 1943 as Oberst and commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5
    • 134th Swords on 20 February 1945 as Generalmajor and commander of the 16. Panzer-Division
  • Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht
  • ^ Thomas 1998, p. 102.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 322.
  • ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 555.

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