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Mäder, Hellmuth

Date of birth:
July 5th, 1908 (Rotterode/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
May 12th, 1984 (Koblenz/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur III./Infanterie-Regiment 522/297. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur III./Infanterie-Regiment 522/297. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur III./Infanterie-Regiment 522/297. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Infanterie-Lehrbrigade der Heeresgruppen-Waffenschule Nord und Kampfkommandant von die Stadt Schaulen
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1944
Details:
560th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur Führer-Grenadier-Division
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1945
Details:
143rd Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Peter van Holsteijn
  • Photo: Peter van Holsteijn
  • - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Berger, F., Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern – Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2002/03
    - Williamson, G., Knight’s Cross, Oak-Leaves and Swords Recipients 1941-45, Osprey Publishing Ltd., Great Britain, 2005
    - Lexikon-der-Wehrmacht.de

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