Hellmut Kerutt

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Hellmut Kerutt
Born (1916-08-19)19 August 1916
Johannisburg
Died 2 September 2000(2000-09-02) (aged 84)
Bornheim[disambiguation needed]
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch

Heer (1936-1940)
Luftwaffe

(1940-1945)
(1956-1974)
Years of service 1936–1945
1956–1974
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Fallschirmjäger-Battalion "Kerutt"
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hellmut Kerutt (19 August 1916 – 2 September 2000) was a highly decorated Major in the Fallschirmjäger during World War II and an Oberst in the Bundeswehr. He was also 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. Hellmut Kerutt joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1974 as an Oberst.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Thomas and Wegmann 1986, p. 134.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 208.
Bibliography
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part II: Paratroopers] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. 

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