Hellmut Kerutt

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Hellmut Kerutt
Born (1916-08-19)19 August 1916
Johannisburg
Died 2 September 2000(2000-09-02) (aged 84)
Bornheim[disambiguation needed]
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer (1936–40)
Luftwaffe (1940–45)
(1956–74)
Years of service 1936–45
1956–74
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Fallschirmjäger-Battalion "Kerutt"
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hellmut Kerutt (19 August 1916 – 2 September 2000) was a highly decorated Major in the Fallschirmjäger during World War II and an Oberst in the Bundeswehr. 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. Hellmut Kerutt joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1974 as an Oberst.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Thomas & Wegmann 1986, p. 134.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 208.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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