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Helmut Störchel
Born (1913-01-18)January 18, 1913
Died 5 February 2004(2004-02-05) (aged 91)
Place of birth Großschönau
Place of death Ingolstadt
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1945
1956–1969
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Kampfgeschwader 30
Commands held III./KG 30
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Helmut Störchel (18 January 1913 – 5 February 2004) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and 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 Störchel joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1969 as an Oberstleutnant.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 334.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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