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Walther Moritz Heinrich Wolfgang von Axthelm
Born (1893-12-23)December 23, 1893
Died 6 January 1972(1972-01-06) (aged 78)
Place of birth Hersbruck
Place of death Traunstein
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1913–1918)
Reichswehr (1919–1935)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1913–1945
Rank General der Flakartillerie
Commands held Fallschirm-Panzer Division 1 Hermann Göring
I. Flakkorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walther Moritz Heinrich Wolfgang von Axthelm (23 December 1893 – 6 January 1972) was a highly decorated General der Flakartillerie in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 1. Flakkorps. 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. Walther von Axthelm was captured in 1945 by American troops and was held until 1947.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 101.
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
Oberstleutnant der Landespolizei Friedrich Wilhelm Jakoby
Commander of Fallschirm-Panzer Division 1 Hermann Göring
13 August 1936 - 31 May 1940
Succeeded by
Oberst Paul Conrath
Preceded by
Generaloberst Hubert Weise
Commander of I. Flakkorps
1 April 1941 - 20 December 1941
Succeeded by
General der Flakartillerie Richard Reimann
Preceded by
General der Flakartillerie Richard Reimann
Commander of I. Flakkorps
2 May 1945 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None

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