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Philipp Kleffel
Born (1887-12-09)December 9, 1887
Died 10 October 1964(1964-10-10) (aged 76)
Place of birth Posen
Place of death Coburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1905–1945
Rank General der Kavallerie
Commands held 1. Infanterie-Division
L. Armeekorps
XVI. Armeekorps
XXX. Armeekorps
25. Armee

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Philipp Kleffel (9 December 1887 – 10 October 1964) was a highly decorated General der Kavallerie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several corps. 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. Philipp Kleffel was captured by British troops in 1945 and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 209.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Joachim von Kortzfleisch
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
14 April 1940 - 12 July 1941
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Dr. Friedrich Altrichter
Preceded by
Generalmajor Dr. Friedrich Altrichter
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
4 September 1941 - 16 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Martin Grase
Preceded by
General der Kavallerie Georg Lindemann
Commander of L. Armeekorps
19 January 1942 - 3 March 1942
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Herbert von Böckmann
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Herbert von Böckmann
Commander of L. Armeekorps
20 July 1942 - 17 September 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Wegener
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Neumann
Commander of XXX. Armeekorps
16 December 1944 - 25 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Arnold Burmeister
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Günther Blumentritt
Commander of 25. Armee
28 March 1945 - May 1945
Succeeded by

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