Tippelskirch, von, Kurt Oskar Heinrich Ludwig W.

Date of birth:
October 9th, 1891 (Charlottenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 10th, 1957 (Lüneburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1919
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Commander 30. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1941
Action:
Awarded for the masterful leadership of his division during the later stages of Barbarossa, near Leningrad. After repelling Soviet attacks to the south of Lake Ilmen the Germans went over to the offensive. Despite his battalions weakened condition Tippelskirch was able to inspire them forwards, pushing through trackless forest and wetland. With the rest of LVI. Armeekorps they pushed across the Pola river and advanced to the line Lishno-Lychkova-Knevizy.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Unit:
4. Armee
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his command achievements in operation Bagration.
Details:
539th award
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1944
Action:
Between the Dnieper and Tichauffy, troops under the command of General of Infantry of Tippelskirch and General of Artillery Martinek in seven days of heavy fighting have thwarted breakthrough attempts of 17 enemy infantry divisions, a motorized and two armored brigades, and thus achieved an outstanding defensive success.
Wehrmachtbericht

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