Hellmuth Mäder

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Hellmuth Mäder
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Born (1908-07-05)5 July 1908
Died 12 May 1984(1984-05-12) (aged 75)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch German Army
Years of service 1936–45
1956–68
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 7th Panzer Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Other work Bundeswehr

Hellmuth Mäder (5 July 1908 – 12 May 1984) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.

In 1956 Mäder joined the Bundeswehr, serving with the rank of Brigadegeneral and commanded of the Infanterieschule Hammelburg. His last rank before retirement was Generalleutnant. In 1974 he was arrested and convicted to two years imprisonment for money he embezzled in his position in the Bundeswehr as well as for inconsistencies in his expense reports. It was an accusation which he denied until he died on May 12, 1984 in Konstanz.[1]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Berger 1999, p. 204.
  2. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 51.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 522.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Dr. Karl Mauss
Commander of 7. Panzer-Division
31 October 1944 – 30 November 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Dr. Karl Mauss
Preceded by
Major von Courbière
Commander of Führer Grenadier Division
26 January 1945 – 1 February 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Erich von Haßenstein
Preceded by
Generalmajor Helmuth Reinhardt
Chief of Truppenamt of the Bundeswehr
1 October 1960 – 30 September 1968
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hubert Sonneck