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|Born||17 February 1890
|Died||13 April 1958
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1909–1945|
|Rank||General der Artillerie|
|Commands held||78. Infanterie-Division
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
|Relations||Kurt von Tippelskirch (brother in-law)|
Curt Gallenkamp (17 February 1890 – 13 April 1958) was a highly decorated General der Artillerie in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Curt Gallenkamp was captured by British troops in May 1945. He was tried for war crimes for the deaths of British paratroops/commandos and an American pilot. He was sentenced to be hanged in 1947, but had his sentence commuted to life imprisonment and was released in 1952.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Wound Badge (1914)
- in Black
- Hanseatic Cross of the city of Hamburg
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 19 November 1941 as Generalleutnant and commander of 78. Infanterie-Division
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 159.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
- 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.
General der Artillerie Fritz Brand
|Commander of 78. Infanterie-Division
1 October 1939 – 29 September 1941
Generalleutnant Emil Markgraf
|Commander of LXXX. Armeekorps
27 May 1942 – 7 August 1944
General der Infanterie Dr. Franz Beyer