Arthur Mülverstedt

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Arthur Mülverstedt
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Arthur Mülverstedt collects donations, 29 January 1939
Born (1894-06-30)30 June 1894
Gebesee, Province of Saxony, German Empire
Died 10 August 1941(1941-08-10) (aged 47)
Luga, Soviet Union
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch War Ensign of Germany (1903-1918).svg Reichsheer
Ordnungspolizei flag.svg Ordnungspolizei
Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1914–1941
Rank SS-Gruppenführer Collar Rank.svg Gruppenführer und General der Polizei und Waffen-SS
Unit 4th SS Polizei Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Arthur Mülverstedt (30 June 1894 – 10 August 1941) was a SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Schutzpolizei during World War II; he was a Commander of the 4th SS Polizei Division; he was killed in action in 1941.

Police and SS career[edit]

Mülverstedt was born on 30 June 1894;. He joined the army in March 1914 served during World War I. After the war, Mülverstedt joined the Sicherheitspolizei on 15 September 1919 (later redesignated the Schutzpolizei), and was assigned to posts in Berlin, Eiche, and Erfurt. Mülverstedt joined the Nazi party on 30 July 1932 (Membership number 1 331 860). He was transferred from the Schutzpolizei to the Landespolizei in 1933. In March 1935 he left the Landespolizei and joined the Reichsheer.

Mülverstedt returned to the Schutzpolizei and joined the SS on 20 April 1938 (SS service number 292 712) and was attached to the staff of the Reichsführer-SS with the rank of Oberfuhrer. In 1938 he became the Commander of Schutzpolizei Abschnitt III for the annexations of Austria and the Sudetenland .

Mülverstedt served as the Commander of Polizeigruppe 5 which was attached to the 4th Army for the invasion of Poland. On 9 November 1940 he was promoted to the rank of SS-Gruppenfuhrer and was appointed the divisional commander of the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division after Karl Pfeffer Wildenbruch had returned to the staff of the Reichsführer. In this period the division was transferred from Police to SS administration. Mülverstedt led the division during Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union, attached to the Army Group North. Mülverstedt was killed in action by artillery fire on 10 August 1941.

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