Helmut Meckel

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Helmut Meckel
Born 23 August 1917
Munich
Died 8 May 1943(1943-05-08) (aged 25)
Tunis, Tunisia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1935-1939)
Luftwaffe (1939-1943)
Years of service 1935-1943
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit JG 3
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Helmut Meckel (23 August 1917 – 8 May 1943) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Helmut Meckel was killed on 8 May 1943 in a flying accident during the evacuation of Tunis. During his career he was credited with 25 aerial victories with 14 over the Eastern Front and 11 over the Western Front.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 250.
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. 

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