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Helmut Belser
Born (1915-12-23)December 23, 1915
Died June 19, 1942(1942-06-19) (aged 26)
Place of birth Stuttgart
Place of death Castel-Benito
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1942
Rank Hauptmann
Unit JG 53
Commands held 3./JG 53
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Helmut Belser (23 December 1915 – 19 June 1942) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. Belser claimed 36 aerial victories, 1 over the Western Front and 12 over the Eastern Front and 23 over the Mediterranean Front. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Belser was killed in a flying accident 19 June 1942 at the Castel-Benito Aerodrome.

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Notes[]

  1. According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 8./Jagdgeschwader 53.[3]

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Citations
  1. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 34.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 128.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 213.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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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