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Helmut Viedebantt
Born (1918-12-23)23 December 1918
Died 1 May 1945(1945-05-01) (aged 26)
Place of birth Bonn
Place of death near Wusterhausen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Rank Major
Unit ZG 1, SKG 10, SG 10
Commands held II./ZG 1, SG 10, III./KG 200
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Helmut Viedebantt (23 December 1918 – 1 May 1945) was a Luftwaffe flying ace of World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Viedebantt was credited with 23 aerial victories.

Awards

References

Citations
  1. Obermaier 1989, p. 218.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 430.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 - 1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-065-6.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 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.
  • Smith, Nigel and Foreman, John (1995). Tirpitz: The Halifax Raids. Walton on Thames: Air Research Publications. ISBN 978-1-871187-27-4.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Major Heinz Schumann
Commander of Schlachtgeschwader 10
December 1943 – July 1944
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Ewald Janssen
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