Kurt von Tippelskirch

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Kurt von Tippelskirch
Kurt von Tippelskirch.jpg
Born (1891-10-09)9 October 1891
Charlottenburg, Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died 10 May 1957(1957-05-10) (aged 65)
Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held Army Group Vistula
German 21st Army
German 14th Army
Battles/wars

World War I

World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Relations Curt Gallenkamp (brother in-law)

Kurt Oskar Heinrich Ludwig Wilhelm von Tippelskirch (9 October 1891 – 10 May 1957) was a general in the German Army during World War II.

After the war[edit]

Kurt von Tippelskirch surrendered to the United States Army on 2 May 1945. He surrendered in the vicinity of LübeckSchwerin - Wismar (Germany).

After the war, von Tippelskirch wrote several books on military history (e.g. History of the Second World War, 1951).

Kurt von Tippelskirch died 10 May 1957 at Lüneburg (Lower Saxony).

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Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 382.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 746.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 424.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 86.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • 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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
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