Kaufmann, Ludwig

Date of birth:
June 26th, 1917 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
March 17th, 1945 (near Schweinsdorf, Czechoslowakia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
15th October 1936: Kanonier;
1st October 1937: Gefreiter;
1st April 1938: Unteroffizier;
1st October 1938: Wachtmeister;
1st April 1939: Leutnant der Reserve;
1st September 1939: Leutnant;
9 th November 1941: Oberleutnant (RDA: 1 december 1941);
1st November 1944: Hauptmann.

Career:
15th October 1936: 3. / Beobachter-Abteilung 17, Ansbach;
18th August 1938 - 18th October 1938: 1.R.O.A.-Lehrgang B, Lehrabteilung Jüterborg;
26th August 1939 - 20th December 1940: Lichtauswertezugführer Beobachter-Abteilung 10;
21st December 1940 - 6th May 1942: Licht Meßstellen-Zugführer Beobachter-Batterie (Pz.) 331;
7th May 1942 - 27th May 1943: Licht-Staffelführer Beobachter-Batterie (Pz.) 76;
28th May 1943 - 9th November 1943: Sturmgeschütz-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 200;
9th November 1943 - 24th April 1944: Zugführer Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung/Brigade 311;
26th April 1944 - 17th March 1945: Batteriechef Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 311.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Lichtauswertezugführer Beobachter-Abteilung 10
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1939
Details:
According to the DKiG-Karteikart, the awarding date for the EK2 was 1st October 1939.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Licht-Meßstellen-Zugführer Beobachter-Batterie (pz.) 331
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Licht-Staffelführer Beobachter-Batterie (pz.) 76
Awarded on:
July 29th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 311
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X