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Mahlke, Helmut

Date of birth:
August 27th, 1913 (Berlin-Lankwitz/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
December 26th, 1998 (Heikendorf/Schleswich-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Halmut Mahlke finally reached the rank of Oberstleutnant during the Second World War. After the war he served with the Bundeswehr from 16th November 1955 until 30th September 1970 and finally reached the rank of Generalleutnant.

Promotions:
October 1st, 1935: Leutnant (RDA October 1st, 1934-30);
April 1st, 1937: Oberleutnant (RDA April 1st, 1937-26);
March 21st, 1940: Hauptmann (RDA april 1st, 1940);
June 1st, 1942: Major;
September 14th, 1959: Oberst (Bundeswehr);
August 25th, 1960: Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr);
September 8th, 1966: Generalmajor (Bundeswehr);
May 17th, 1968: Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr).

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Kommando der Fliegerschulen (See) Varnemünde
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1936
Gemeinsames Flugzeugfuhrer-Beobachter Abzeichen (ohne brillianten)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Bordfliegerstaffel 1/196, Wilhelmshaven
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturzkampfstaffel 2/186
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1941
Details:
Was replaced by a Frontflugspange für Schlagtflieger in Gold on 8th September 1944.
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1942
Medaille
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major im Generalstab (Major in General Staff)
Unit:
Ia Luftflotte 6
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (Wing Commander with General Staff)
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1944
Details:
Received as replacement for the on 8th August 1941 awarded Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold.

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