Helmut Thumm

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Helmut Thumm
Born 25 August 1895
Died 13 July 1977(1977-07-13) (aged 81)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General der Infanterie
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Helmut Thumm (25 August 1895 – 13 July 1977) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. After pulling Hitler Youth teenagers out of the front lines against orders from above, he was relieved of his command of the LXIV. Armeekorps on January 20, 1945. Captured at the end of the war, Thumm spent two and half years in an Allied POW camp. Thumm died in 1977 in Welzheim.

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  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 379.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 422.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 64.

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  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, 1. September 1939 bis 31. Dezember 1941 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 1, 1 September 1939 to 31 December 1941] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 Infanterie Otto Lasch
Commander of LXIV. Armeekorps
1 November 1944 – 15 January 1945
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Friedrich-Wilhelm Hauck