Vocke, Helmut

Date of birth:
January 26th, 1915 (Leipzig/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
October 28th, 1943 (Nishne Sevegozy-Cherson/Cherson Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Helmut Vocke was killed in action on 28th October 1943 as Kommandeur Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung 17 with the rank of Major.

Promotions:
1st April 1936: Leutnant (RDA 451);
1st March 1940: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
?: Major;
?: Oberstleutnant (promoted posthumously).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
II. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 40
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 40
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Nick Herpoel
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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