Philipp, Ernst-Georg Kurt

Date of birth:
October 13th, 1912 (Senitz-Reichenbach/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 16th, 2005 (Warendorf/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Ernst-Georg Philipp reached the rank of Oberst. He served as Chef 4. / Panzer-Regiment 1 and as Panzeroffizier Stab VIII. Armeekorps. After the Second World war he served with the Bundeswehr and reached the rank of Generalmajor.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 4. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1. Panzer-Division / Gruppe Guderian
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1940
Action:
During the battle of France, following a series of heavy tank battles, the 1. Panzer-Division commenced its advance beyond the Meuse fortifications, going by the canal crossing at Malmy and pushing from here to Vondrosse. During this advance Oberleutnant Philipp took his Panzer Kompanie to a hill north of Vondrosse and held it against all enemy armoured counterattacks. Despite losing most of his own armour in the process, he remained in control of the hill until friendly reinforcements arrived. The capture of this hill was crucial for the overall situation of the Division, and in recognition of his carrying out this difficult task Philipp would receive the Knight’s Cross.
Details:
241st Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Panzeroffizier Stab 8. Armee / Heeresgruppe Südukraine
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his bravery and leadership abilities demonstrated during the fighting for Romania in summer 1944, as commander of a Kampfgruppe. He distinguished himself during a counterattack on 26.08.1944 against a Soviet tank spearhead advancing from the East (in the area around Maicanesti) towards its 20 km distant objective of Foscani.
Details:
599th Award.

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