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Helmut Hudel

Helmut Hudel
Helmut Hudel
Born (1915-07-04)4 July 1915
Died 11 March 1985(1985-03-11) (aged 69)
Frankfurt am Main
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Major
Commands held 508th Heavy Panzer Battalion
Panzer-Lehr-Regiment 130

World War II

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

Helmut Hudel (4 July 1915 – 11 March 1985) was a highly decorated Major 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. Helmut Hudel was captured by American troops in April 1945 in the Ruhr Pocket.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 195.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 59.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 508th Heavy Panzer Battalion
January 1944 – May 1944
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Stelter
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