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Christian Philipp

Christian Philipp
Born 3 September 1893
Michelfeld
Died 16 October 1963(1963-10-16) (aged 70)
Unterleinleiter
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1920
1935–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 6. Gebirgs-Division
8. Jäger-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Christian Philipp (3 September 1893 – 16 October 1963) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Christian Philipp was captured in 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 276.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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 . 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN . 
  • 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 . 

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Ferdinand Schörner
Commander of 6. Gebirgs-Division
1 February 1942 - 20 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Max-Josef Pemsel
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach
Commander of 8th Jäger Division
1 September 1944 - April 1945
Succeeded by
none
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