Helmut Corts

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Helmut Corts
Born 22 February 1920
Osnabrück
Died 10 March 2000(2000-03-10) (aged 80)
Koblenz
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Bundesgrenzschutz (Bundeswehr)
Luftwaffe (Bundeswehr)
Years of service 1937-45
1951-79
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Unit Flak-Regiment 64 (mot.)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Helmut Corts (22 February 1920 – 10 March 2000) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Luftwaffe 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. Helmut Corts was captured by Soviet troops May 1945 and escaped from captivity later that month. In 1951 he joined the Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Guards) and later the Bundeswehr. He retired in 1979 with the rank of Oberst.

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Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 131.

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>
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. 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>

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