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Helmut Bechler

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Years of service  1915–20 1934–45
Service/branch  German Army
Name  Helmut Bechler
Rank  Generalmajor

Born  2 June 1898 Grun (1898-06-02)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)  Weimar Republic (to 1920)  Nazi Germany
Battles/wars  World War I World War II Invasion of Poland Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Battle of Bialystok–Minsk Battle of Smolensk (1941) Battle of Moscow Battles of Rzhev Battle of Kiev (1943) Kamenets-Podolsky pocket Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive Battle of Hurtgen Forest
Died  January 9, 1971, Kassel, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  World War I, Invasion of Poland, Battle of France
Similar People  Wladyslaw Sikorski, Gerd von Rundstedt, Albert Kesselring, Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin, Heinz Guderian

Commands held  85th Infantry Division

Helmut Bechler (2 June 1898 – 9 January 1971) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 85. Infanterie-Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Awards and decorations

  • German Cross in Gold on 19 December 1941 as Major in the I./Infanterie-Regiment 29
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 26 March 1944 as Oberst and commander of Grenadier-Regiment 504
  • References

    Helmut Bechler Wikipedia


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