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Dipl.-Ing. Wilhelm Philipps
Born (1894-07-29)July 29, 1894
Died 13 February 1971(1971-02-13) (aged 76)
Place of birth Barmen
Place of death Bonn
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 3. Panzer-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dipl.-Ing. Wilhelm Philipps[Notes 1] (29 July 1894 – 13 February 1971) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Wilhelm Philipps was captured in May 1945 and was released in 1947.

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  1. In German an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur (abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.)


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 276.
  • 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
Oberst Rudolf Lang
Commander of 3. Panzer-Division
24 May 1944 - 1 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Söth

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