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- Date of birth:
- June 2nd, 1898 (Grün/Saxony, Germany)
- Date of death:
- January 9th, 1971 (Kassel/Hesse, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
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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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 504 / 291. Infanterie-Division / LIX.Armee-Korps / 1.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Süd
- Awarded on:
- March 26th, 1944
- - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Axis Biographical Research