Helmuth Hufenbach

Helmuth Hufenbach

Helmuth Hufenbach
Born (1908-02-27)27 February 1908
Rüstersiel
Died 27 March 1945(1945-03-27) (aged 37)
Heiligenbeil
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1925–45
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held 562. Volks-Grenadier Division
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Helmuth Hufenbach (27 February 1908 – 27 March 1945) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Helmuth Hufenbach was killed on 27 March 1945 in the Heiligenbeil Pocket. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 196.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.
Bibliography
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  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Johannes-Oskar Brauer
Commander of 562. Volks-Grenadier Division
22 January 1945 – 27 March 1945
Succeeded by
None