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Stelzer, Helmut

Date of birth:
January 25th, 1919
Date of death:
June 15th, 1942 (Eindhoven, the Netherlands)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn
Plot: AA. Row: 2. Grave: 42.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Helmut Stelzer was killed with the complete crew of Dornier Do 217-E4, Werknummer 4247, coded 'U5+SN', during a failed landing at the Eindhoven airbase after the plane was hit badly by anti aircraft fire over the British Isle of Wight.
15.05.1940: Leutnant, 9./ KG 2 unhurt? - when the Do 17 Z coded 'U5+KT' was shot up by fighters in the vicinity of Bazancourt
14/15.06.1942: Leutnant, 5./ KG 2, KIA at Eindhoven
06.1942: promoted to Oberleutnant

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Beobachter, 5. / Kampfgeschwader 2
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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