- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
- Führer 5. / Infanterie-Regiment 74 (motorisiert)
- Awarded on:
- September 4th, 1940
On the 13.05.1940 the Radfahrer of Vorausabteilung Scholz (based around the II./Infanterie-Regiment 74) launched a surprise thrust against Allied forces on the western bank of the Albert canal. Among them was a group of 16 men led by Oberleutnant Hippler. In a bold stroke this small force was able to completely capture 2 enemy battalions. For this outstanding success Hippler would receive both classes of Iron Cross, and later the Knight’s Cross.