Helmut Bennemann

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Helmut Bennemann
Helmut Bennemann.jpg
Born (1915-03-16)16 March 1915
Died 17 November 2007(2007-11-17) (aged 92)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held JG 53
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Helmut Bennemann (16 March 1915 – 17 November 2007) was a German air officer in World War II. Serving in the Luftwaffe, he claimed 93 aerial victories in over 400 combat missions. The majority of his victories were claimed over the Eastern Front. Bennemann served as the commander of the JG 53 fighter wing.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 35.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 214.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Major Kurt Ubben
Commander of Jagdgeschwader 53 Pik As
November 9, 1943 – April 27, 1945
Succeeded by
none