Helmut Mahlke

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Helmut Mahlke
Born27 August 1913
Berlin
Died26 December 1998(1998-12-26) (aged 85)
Heikendorf
AllegianceGermany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branchReichsmarine
Luftwaffe
Years of service1932–1945
1956–1970
RankOberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unitcruiser Köln
StG 1
Luftflotte 6
Commands heldIII./StG 1
Battles/wars

World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross
 
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Helmut Mahlke
Born27 August 1913
Berlin
Died26 December 1998(1998-12-26) (aged 85)
Heikendorf
AllegianceGermany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branchReichsmarine
Luftwaffe
Years of service1932–1945
1956–1970
RankOberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unitcruiser Köln
StG 1
Luftflotte 6
Commands heldIII./StG 1
Battles/wars

World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Helmut Mahlke (27 August 1913 – 26 December 1998) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 246.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 291.
Bibliography
  • Brütting, Georg (1995). Das waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939 – 1945 [These were the German Stuka Aces 1939 – 1945] (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch. ISBN 978-3-87943-433-6. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Mahlke, Helmut (2013). Memoirs of a Stuka Pilot. London, UK: Frontline Books. ISBN 978-1-84832-664-4.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe 1941 – 1945 Volume II Dive Bomber and Attack Aircraft] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-021-3. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Gruppenkommandeur of III./StG 1
9 July 1940 – 19 September 1941
Succeeded by
Major Peter Graßmann