General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
August 8th, 1944
During the summer of 1944 Hilpert managed to successful extricate his I. Armee-Korps from the jaws of Soviet encirclement near Polozk, leading it through difficult terrain to a safe position. He would be awarded the Oakleaves for this action.
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