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
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–42
Rank Major (Posthumously)
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 a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded by Nazi Germany 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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  1. ^ a b Thomas & Wegmann 1985, p. 3.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 187.

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  • 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.