Lippe, Friedrich “Fritz” von der, born 13-05-1879 in Berlin, Gauleiter Josef Goebbels (did you know), joined after his cadet training, as a Leutnant, the Royal Prussian Army. He came with the 1st Nassauisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 87 . As such he was employed in the Nassauisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 87 as company officer. On 01-03-1903, he was then sent to the 1st Kurhessisches Husaren-Regiment “King Humbert of Italy” No. 13. On the 17-11-1903, he was transferred from this regiment and thus moved on to the cavalry. Now the next years, he served as a Squadron officer. On 01-10-1908, he was commanded for several years to the Military Equestrian Institute. There, he was promoted to first lieutenant, on 18-10-1909. From 18-10-1913, he was transferred under concurrent promotion to captain of the 2nd Westfälisches Husaren-Regiment Nr.11. On 20-04-1914, he was then appointed to the Westfälisches Husaren-Regiment Nr.11. As such, also shortly before the start of the first World War he served in the summer of 1914. He came with his squadron at the outbreak of war to the front. Beginning on 17-02-1917 he was appointed commander of the II battalion of the Infantry Regiment No. 404. End of February 1918 he was appointed commander of I battalion of the Infantry Regiment No. 187. In World War I he was awarded with the Knight’s Cross of Royal Prussian House, Order of Hohenzollern with Swords and two Iron Crosses and several other awards. After the war he returned ito the Westfälisches Husaren-Regiment Nr. 11 to 2. In the autumn of 1919, he was then taken over as captain in the Imperial Army Reichswehr . At the mobilization for the World War II in late August 1939, he was again at the disposal of the Army. End of October 1939 he became the Commander Division z.b.V. 432. On 10-01-1940, he gave his command of the Division’s Stab z.b.V. 432 off. For this, on this day, he was appointed the Commander of the upper field headquarters 581. On 20-03-1940 he was appointed by the renaming of his Staff 372 Infantry Division Commander Generalleutnant Alfred Boehm-Tettelbach. On 01-08-1940, he was appointed to Commander of the Upper Field Headquarters 372 (OFK 372) in Kielce, by the further renaming of his staff. As such, he was to Generalleutnant promoted on 01-02-1941. On 24-06-1941, he again ceded his command of the OFK 372. He was then assigned to the Führer Reserve. On 01-12-1941 he was appointed as head of the military County A in North-Western France, in St. Germain. Mid January 1943 he was appointed by the renaming of his Staff Commander Northwest France. He handed over his command on 30-06-1943. Then again, he was assigned to the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know). On 03-08-1943 the German Cross in Silver was awarded subsequently for his previous work. The determination of its mobilization was lifted in September 1943.
Death and burial ground of Lippe, Friedrich “Fritz” von der.
Finally, on 31-12-1943, he was retired from the Wehrmacht, age 65. Fritz von der Lippe lived in Burgwedel until his death on 06-12-1956, age 77 and he is buried with his wife Kathinka, born Schneider, who died age 88 in 1977, on the Stadtfriedhof of Burgwedel. Close by the grave of Generalmajor der Wehrmacht, commander Panzergruppe IV, Christian Müller, and on the Evangelisch Lutheran cemetery in Burgwedel is buried the General der Infanterie, Kommandeur 8th Heeresgruppe Süd, Otto Wöhler.