Kurt von Tippelskirch

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Kurt von Tippelskirch
Kurt von Tippelskirch.jpg
Born (1891-10-09)9 October 1891
Died 10 May 1957(1957-05-10) (aged 65)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held Army Group Vistula
21st Army
14th Army
Battles/wars

World War II

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

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[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 382.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 746.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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 Militaer-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 Walter Buechs
Commander of 30. Infanterie-Division
5 January 1941 – 5 June 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Thomas-Emil von Wickede
Preceded by
Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici
Commander of 4. Armee
4 June 1944 – 18 July 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infantrie Friedrich Hoßbach
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Traugott Herr
Commander of 14. Armee
12 December 1944 – 22 February 1945
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Joachim Lemelsen
Preceded by
Generaloberst Nikolaus von Falkenhorst
Commander of 21. Armee
27 April 1945 – 2 May 1945
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici
Commander of Army Group Vistula
29 April 1945 – 1 May 1945
Succeeded by
none