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Bechler, Helmut

Date of birth:
June 2nd, 1898 (Grün/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
January 9th, 1971 (Kassel/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Helmut Bechler served as Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 173 and as Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 504.He was seriously wounded in the Hürtgenwald on March 15th, 1945. He finally reached the rank of Generalmajor.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
I. / Infanterie-Regiment 173
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 504 / 291. Infanterie-Division / LIX.Armee-Korps / 1.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1944
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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