Ludwig Heilmann

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Ludwig Heilmann
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1973-005-06, Ludwig-Sebastian Heilmann.jpg
Born(1903-08-09)9 August 1903
Würzburg
Died26 October 1959(1959-10-26) (aged 56)
Kempten
Allegiance Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch
Years of service1921–33, 1934–45
RankGeneralmajor
Commands held5th Parachute Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Knights Cross of the Iron Cross Citation awarded to Ludwig Heilmann on 14 June 1941.

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.

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Citations

  1. ^ a b Thomas & Wegmann 1986, p. 105.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 172.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 375.

Bibliography

  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part II: Paratroopers] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gustav Wilke
Commander of 5th Fallschirmjäger-Division
15 October 1944 – 21 March 1945
Succeeded by
Kurt Gröschke