Helmut Adam

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Helmut Adam
Born 1 October 1916
Bobersberg
Died 1 December 1942(1942-12-01) (aged 26)
near Rzhev
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–42
Rank Major (Posthumously)
Unit Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 192
Commands held Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung "Grossdeutschland"
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Helmut Adam (1 October 1916 – 1 December 1942) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Helmut Adam was killed on 1 December 1942. He was posthumously promoted to Major.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas and Wegmann 1985, p. 3.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 113.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 187.
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. 
  • 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 (1985). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil I: Sturmartillerie [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part I: Assault Artillery] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1447-2. 

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