Helmut Belser

Helmut Belser
File:Helmut Belser.jpg
Born 23 December 1915
Stuttgart
Died 19 June 1942(1942-06-19) (aged 26)
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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External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
  • Aces of the Luftwaffe

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