Philipp Müller-Gebhard

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Philipp Müller-Gebhard
Born 15 October 1889
Heidelberg
Died 2 July 1970(1970-07-02) (aged 80)
Ludwigsburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–1920
1934–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 169. Infanterie-Division
72. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Philipp Müller-Gebhard (15 October 1889 – 2 July 1970) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Philipp Müller-Gebhard was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 261.
Bibliography
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 169. Infanterie-Division
29 November 1939 – 1 December 1939
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Heinrich Kirchheim
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Franz Mattenklott
Commander of 72. Infanterie-Division
6 November 1940 – 10 July 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Curt Souchay
Preceded by
Generalmajor Curt Souchay
Commander of 72. Infanterie-Division
24 November 1942 – 17 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf von Oriola
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf von Oriola
Commander of 72. Infanterie-Division
3 May 1943 – 1 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Menny