Helmut Friebe

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Helmut Friebe
Born(1894-11-04)4 November 1894
Died14 January 1970(1970-01-14) (aged 75)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Years of service1914–45
Commands held125th Infantry Division
22nd Air Landing Division
LXIV Army Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I

World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross
RelationsWerner Friebe

Helmut Friebe (4 November 1894 – 14 January 1970) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the LXIV Army Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He took up his command in Crete in May 1944 after the kidnap of General Kreipe by Patrick Leigh Fermor and Bill Stanley Moss working with Cretan andartes.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 156.


  • 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.
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Schneckenburger
Commander of 125. Infanterie-Division
24 December 1942 – 31 March 1944
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Generalmajor Heinrich Kreipe
Commander of 22. Infanterie-Division (Luftlande)
1 May 1944 – 4 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Kühne
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Maximilian Grimmeiß
Commander of LXIV. Armeekorps
15 April 1945 – April 1945
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Rudolf Freiherr von Roman