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Ludwig Bieringer
Born (1892-08-12)August 12, 1892
Died 22 January 1975 (1975-01-23) (aged 82)
Place of birth Metz, Alsace-Lorraine
Place of death Hanover, Germany
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914-1945.
Rank Generalmajor
Unit 7th Motor-Transport-Battalion
Commands held Feld Kommandantur 800
Battles/wars World War II
World War I
Awards Iron Cross
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer

Ludwig Bieringer (1892–1975) was a German general during World War II. A lifelong professional soldier, he served his country as a junior officer in World War I, a staff officer in the inter-war period and a brigade-level commander during World War II.


Born on 12 August 1892 in Metz, Ludwig Bieringer joined the German Army straight from school in 1913. During the First World War, he was an Oberleutnant (First Lieutenant). Bieringer served mainly in the 8th Train-Battalion. Bieringer was promoted to Major in 1934, and served as Staff-Officer of Transport Troops, with the Staff of the 7th Division. He was promoted to Commander of the 7th Motor-Transport-Battalion in October 1935, before being promoted to Course-Director at the Army Supply School, in 1937.

As Army Supply Leader at the beginning of the Second World War, Bieringer assumed command of the Outpost of the General-Quartermaster, with the Army Group South, in June 1942, and then with the Army Group A. Bieringer was promoted to the grade of Generalmajor on July 1943. Bieringer was in charge of the supply of the troops, this time in Italy, from June to September 1943. From September 1943 to April 1944, he was detached as Field Commander assistant to the Feld Kommandantur of Besancon. Bieringer was eventually nominated Feld Kommandeur in Draguignan (Feld Kommandantur 800). Captured on August 1944, Bieringer was released on May 1947.

Bieringer died on 22 January 1975, in Hannover.

Military career

  • Fähnrich (01 Aug 1914);
  • Leutnant (07 Aug 1914);
  • Oberleutnant (22 Mar 1918);
  • Rittmeister (01 Jun 1926);
  • Major (01 Aug 1934);
  • Oberstleutnant (01 Jan 1937);
  • Oberst (01 Jan 1940);
  • Generalmajor (01 Jul 1943)


Iron Cross (1914) Class II and I.

    Friedrich August Cross, Second Class



  • Die Generale des Heeres 1921-1945.

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