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Walther von Axthelm
German General and Knight's Cross recipients

Walther von Axthelm

Walther von Axthelm
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipients
Was Military personnel
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 23 December 1893, Hersbruck
Death 6 January 1972, Traunstein (aged 78 years)
Walther von Axthelm
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Biography

Walther von Axthelm (23 December 1893 – 6 January 1972) was a German general (General der Flakartillerie) in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 1. Flakkorps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Axthelm served with the Ministry of Aviation (Reichsluftfahrtministerium) from 12 January 1942 to the end of March 1945, holding the position of General der Flakwaffe (Inspector of Anti-Aircraft Artillery). Axthelm surrendered to American troops in 1945 and was interned until 1947.

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 September 1941 as Generalmajor and commander of the I. Flak-Korps
  • Scherzer 2007, p. 196.

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