Helmut Bastian

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Helmut Bastian
Helmut Bastian.jpg
Born (1916-11-17)17 November 1916
Kiel
Died 7 March 1996(1996-03-07) (aged 79)
Bremen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Unit SSS Gorch Fock
cruiser Emden
torpedo boat Leopard
destroyer Wilhelm Heidkamp
destroyer Bruno Heinemann
Commands held torpedo boat Möwe
leader of a Sprengbootflottille (Kleinkamfpverband)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Ship-owner

Helmut Max Werner Bastian (17 November 1916 – 7 March 1996) was a Kapitänleutnant with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. As commander of the torpedo boat Möwe he was involved in the sinking of the Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Svenner on 6 June 1944.

Helmut Bastian was the son of Admiral Max Bastian. Admiral Bastian was the president of the Reichskriegsgericht (RKG—Reich Military Court) from 12 September 1939 to 31 October 1944.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the Kleinkampfflottille 211.[4]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dörr 1995, p. 24.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 26.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 123.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 204.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2453-2. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Huß, Jürgen; Viohl, Armin (2003). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Eisernen Kreuzes der preußischen Provinz Schleswig-Holstein und der Freien und Hansestadt Lübeck 1939–1945 [The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross Bearers of the Prussian Province of Schleswig-Holstein and the Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck 1939–1945] (in German). Zweibrücken, Germany: VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 978-3-925480-79-9. 
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Navy]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-355-1. 
  • 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. 

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