Helmut Renschler

Helmut Renschler

Dr. med. Helmut Renschler
Born 18 April 1920
Died 5 November 1999(1999-11-05) (aged 79)
Bad Homburg
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1939–45
Rank Hauptmann der Reserve

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Dr. med. Helmut Renschler[Note 1] (18 April 1920 – 5 November 1999) was a highly decorated Hauptmann der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Helmut Renschler was captured by American forces in May 1945.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ In German a Doctor of Medicine is abbreviated as Dr. med. (Doctor medicinae).


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 289.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht