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Corts, Helmut

Date of birth:
February 22nd, 1920 (Osnabrück,Hannover)
Date of death:
March 10th, 2000 (Koblenz,Rheinland-Pfalz)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 2. Batterie, I. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 64 (mot), Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
The following press excerpt, dated 09.08.1940, describes why Corts was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Leutnant Corts has distinguished himself on several occasions through his courageous and fearless disposition. He produced an example of extraordinary bravery during the defensive battles before Abbeville. During the fluid combat at the bridgehead he and a handful of hastily assembled fighters held the foremost line in a display of bitter resistance and heroic endurance. His tireless readiness for duty here contributed to the ability of our forces to achieve victory and prevent the enemy’s intended breakthrough.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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