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Ludwig Heilmann

Ludwig Heilmann

Recipient of the Knight's Cross
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Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Würzburg, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Date of death Oct 26, 1959 Kempten, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany
Awards German Cross in Gold, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Authority VIAF id
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Biography

Ludwig Heilmann (9 August 1903 – 26 October 1959) was a German paratroop general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Awards

  • Wehrmacht Long Service Award 4th and 3rd Class (2 October 1936)
  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (2 October 1939) & 1st Class (14 June 1941)
  • German Cross in Gold on 26 February 1942 as Major in the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
    • Knight's Cross on 14 June 1941 as Major and commander of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3
    • 412th Oak Leaves on 2 March 1944 as Oberst and commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3
    • 67th Swords on 15 May 1944 as Oberst and commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3
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