Dietrich von Müller

Dietrich von Müller
Dietrich von Müller
Born (1891-09-16)16 September 1891
Died 3 January 1961(1961-01-03) (aged 69)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 16th Panzer Division

World War I

World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Dietrich von Müller (16 September 1891 – 3 January 1961) was a German general during World War II. Just before the end of World War II he was promoted to Generalleutnant and awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

On 19 April 1945 he was taken prisoner by members of 1st Czechoslovak Partisan Brigade of Jan Žižka and handed over to the Red Army. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until the winter of 1955.




  1. 1 2 Thomas 1998, p. 102.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 322.
  3. 1 2 3 Scherzer 2007, p. 555.


  • 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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hans-Ulrich Back
Commander of 16. Panzer-Division
14 August 1944 – March 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Theodor Kretschmer
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