Helmut Kalbitz

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Helmut Kalbitz
Born 3 January 1912
Harburg-Wilhelmsburg
Died 23 August 1944 (1944-08-24) (aged 32)
MIA near Iași, Romania
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–44
Rank Major
Commands held Pionier-Battalion 31
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Helmut Kalbitz (3 January 1912 – 23 August 1944) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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 recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Scherzer 2010, p. 244.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas 1997, p. 343.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 429.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 249.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.

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>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2010). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945—Teil XI: Pioniertruppe—Band 1: A–K (in German). Bissendorf, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2398-6. 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>

External links

  • "Helmut Kalbitz". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 30 January 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>