Thomas Müller (SS officer)

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Thomas Müller
Born 2 February 1902
Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Rank Standartenführer (Colonel)
Commands held

NCO-Training school in Radolfzell

9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen
17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen
27th SS Volunteer Division Langemarck
Awards EKI ISz

Thomas Müller (born February 2, 1902, date of death unknown) was a German Waffen-SS officer who commanded the SS-NCO Training School (Waffen-SS-Unterführerschule) in Radolfzell, 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen,[1][2] 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen[1][3] and the 6th SS Volunteer Sturmbrigade Langemarck during World War II.[1][4] He saw action on the East and the West, finishing the war on the Oder front.[1]

Biography[edit]

Müller was born in Munich, Bavaria on February 2, 1902.[1] He served with the Freikorps in 1920.[5] Between February 1941 and February 1943 Thomas Müller was commander and tactics instructor of the SS-NCO Training School in Radolfzell. After that, he commanded a regiment of 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen (February 20, 1943 - June 29, 1944). He assumed command of 9th SS Panzer Division from June 30 to July 10, 1944.

Following this, he briefly took command of a new division, the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen. He then received command of the 6th SS Volunteer Sturmbrigade Langemarck on October 19, 1944. The Langemarck acted as support for the German Ardennes offensive. He surrendered the division to the Western Allies at Schwerin.

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Military offices
Preceded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Wilhelm Bittrich
Commander of 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen
June 29, 1944 - July 10, 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Brigadeführer Sylvester Stadler
Preceded by
SS-Oberführer Eduard Deisenhofer
Commander of 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen
September 1944 - September 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Standartenführer Gustav Mertsch
Preceded by
SS-Sturmbannführer Eduard Deisenhofer
Commander of 27. SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division Langemarck
October 1944 - May 2, 1945
Succeeded by
surrendered on May 2, 1945