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Adam, Helmut (Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 192)

Date of birth:
October 1st, 1916 (Bobersberg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
December 1st, 1942 (Near Rzhev/Tver Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Was posthumously promoted to Major.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 3. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 192 / XII.Armeekorps
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1941
Hauptmann and Batterie commander Adam received the Knight’s Cross for the following actions:

1.) Establishing a bridgehead over the Oka river near Wysokinichi while operating ahead of his supporting infantry against a tough defense (14.10.1941).

2.) Playing a decisive role in defeating a Soviet armoured attack, during which his 4 Sturmgeschütze were able to destroy 15 Soviet tanks (16.11.1941).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. / Sturmgeschütz-Brigade "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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