Helmut Hudel

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Helmut Hudel
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Helmut Hudel
Born (1915-07-04)4 July 1915
Raunheim
Died 11 March 1985(1985-03-11) (aged 69)
Frankfurt am Main
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Major
Commands held 508th Heavy Panzer Battalion
Panzer-Lehr-Regiment 130
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Helmut Erich Hudel (4 July 1915 – 11 March 1985) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Helmut Hudel was captured by American troops in April 1945 in the Ruhr Pocket.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Wegmann 2009, p. 376.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas 1997, p. 310.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Wegmann 2009, p. 377.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 407.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 236.
  6. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

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>
  • 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 (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Wegmann, Günter (2009). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil VIIIa: Panzertruppe Band 2: F–H (in German). Bissendorf, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2389-4. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • "Helmut Hudel". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 29 November 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 508th Heavy Panzer Battalion
January 1944 – May 1944
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Stelter