Helmuth Prieß

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This article is about a General of the Wehrmacht in World War II. For the latter-day Bundeswehr officer, see Helmuth Prieß (soldier).
Helmuth Prieß
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Born (1896-03-06)6 March 1896
Hildesheim
Died 21 October 1944(1944-10-21) (aged 48)
Hasenrode, East Prussia
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–44
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 121st Infantry Division
XXVII Army Corps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Helmuth Prieß (6 March 1896 – 21 October 1944) was a General of the Infantry in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XXVII Army Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Prieß was killed on 21 October 1944 in Hasenrode, East Prussia.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 281.

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. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Martin Wandel
Commander of 121. Infanterie-Division
11 November 1942 - March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Ernst Pauer von Arlau
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf Bamler
Commander of 121. Infanterie-Division
27 June 1944 - 10 July 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Theodor Busse
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Paul Völckers
Commander of XXVII. Armeekorps
27 July 1944 - 21 October 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Maximilian Felzmann