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Helmut Schmischke
Born (1915-09-30)30 September 1915
Died 18 June 1999(1999-06-18) (aged 83)
Place of birth Wanne-Eickel
Place of death Bad Soden
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–1945
Rank Major im Generalstab
Commands held Pionier-Bataillon 36
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Helmut Schmischke (30 September 1915 – 18 June 1999) was a highly decorated Major im Generalstab in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also 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. Helmut Schmischke was captured by Soviet forces in May 1945 and was held until 1950.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 311.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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