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Walter von Hippel
Born (1897-05-27)May 27, 1897
Died 29 November 1972(1972-11-29) (aged 75)
Place of birth Friedrichsthal
Place of death Bendestorf
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1914–1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1935)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 3. Flak-Division
25. Flak-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter von Hippel (27 May 1897 – 29 November 1972) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded several Flak 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. Walter von Hippel was captured in May 1945 by British troops and was held until May 1948.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 188.
Bibliography
  • 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 Theodor Spieß
Commander of 3. Flak-Division
30 June 1942 – 19 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Alwin Wolz
Preceded by
None
Commander of 25. Flak-Division
20 April 1944 – 10 February 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Oskar Vorbrugg

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