Meier, Helmut (Infanterie-Regiment 79)

Date of birth:
January 30th, 1915 (Dresden/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
June 17th, 1940 (Bar-le-Duc, France)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Andilly
Plot: 14. Row: 3. Grave: 201.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 14.(Panzerjäger) / Infanterie-Regiment 79
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1941
Action:
The following report by Meier’s regimental commander describes the actions by which Meier would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross…

“The name of this brave officer was known to all soldiers of the Regiment as the epitome of high military virtue. His bold action opened up the way to the heights of Mont du Cygne for the whole Regiment, and in the subsequent fighting he stormed several villages on the 16-17.06.1940. During the assault on Badonvillers the life of this heroic Dresdener was brought to an end by a headshot.”
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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