Helmut Bruck

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Helmut Bruck
Born 16 February 1913
Died 25 August 2001(2001-08-25) (aged 88)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Oberst
Commands held StG 77
SG 77
SG 151
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Helmut Bruck (16 February 1913 – 25 August 2001) was a German pilot during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany. During his career he flew 973 missions.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 85.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 63.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 124.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 58.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Major Walter Enneccerus
Commander of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
20 February 1943 – 18 October 1943
Succeeded by
Unit reorganized as Schlachtgeschwader 77
Preceded by
Previously Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Commander of Schlachtgeschwader 77
18 October 1943 – 16 February 1945
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Manfred Mossinger
Preceded by
Oberst Karl Christ
Commander of Schlachtgeschwader 151
7 December 1944 – 1 April 1945
Succeeded by
Major Karl Henze