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Helmuth Prieß
Born (1896-03-06)6 March 1896
Died 21 October 1944(1944-10-21) (aged 48)
Place of birth Hildesheim
Place of death Hasenrode, East Prussia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1944
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 121. Infanterie-Division
XXVII. Armeekorps
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 highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XXVII. Armeekorps. 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. Helmuth Prieß was killed on 21 October 1944 in Hasenrode, East Prussia.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 281.
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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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


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