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Thumm, Helmuth

Date of birth:
August 25th, 1895 (Ravensburg/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 13th, 1977 (Welzheim/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiments 56 / 5. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on August 26th 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiments 56 / 5. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on July 3rd 1918.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiments 56 / 5.Infanterie-Division / V.Armee-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1941
Details:
326th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiments 56 / 5. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Jäger-Regiment 56 / 5.Jäger-Division / Gruppe Laux / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Details:
166st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - 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
    - Kursietis, Andris J., The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945, Aspekt, The Netherlands, 1999
    - Reinicke, A., Die 5. Jäger-Division – Polen, Westfeldzug 1940, Rußland, Das Ende an der Oderfront, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2003
    - Axis Biographical Research

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