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Kurt von Tippelskirch

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Years of service  1910–45
Rank  General der Infanterie

Name  Kurt Tippelskirch
Service/branch  German Army

Born  9 October 1891 Charlottenburg, Berlin, Free State of Prussia, German Empire (1891-10-09)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)  Weimar Republic (to 1933)  Nazi Germany
Battles/wars  World War I First Battle of the Marne World War II
Relations  Curt Gallenkamp (brother in-law)
Died  May 10, 1957, Luneburg, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  First Battle of the Marne, World War II
Commands held  Army Group Vistula, 21st Army, 14th Army
Similar People  Gotthard Heinrici, Georg‑Hans Reinhardt, Ernst Busch, Dietrich von Saucken, Walter Model

Kurt von Tippelskirch (9 October 1891 – 10 May 1957) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded several armies and Army Group Vistula. He surrendered to the United States Army on 2 May 1945. Tippelskirch wrote several books, such as the History of the Second World War, 1951. He died in 1957.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (18 November 1914) & 1st Class (20 December 1919)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (30 September 1939) & 1st Class (31 May 1940)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 23 November 1941 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 30. Infanterie-Division
  • 539th Oak Leaves on 30 July 1944 as General der Infanterie and deputy commander-in-chief of the 4. Armee
  • References

    Kurt von Tippelskirch Wikipedia


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