PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Körner, Helmut
Date of birth: May 1st, 1920 (Terpitz/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:  April 22nd, 1945 (Greifenhain/Brandenburg, Germany)
Buried on:  German War Cemetery Halbe
Plot: 4.  Row: 2.  Grave: 337.
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
1st October 1938: Schütze;
1st October 1939: Gefreiter;
1st May 1940: Unteroffizier;
1st February 1942: Feldwebel (O.A.);
1st February 1942: Leutnant der Reserve;
1st January 1944: Oberleutnant der Reserve;
1st July 1944: Oberleutnant (aktiv), RDA 1 januari 1944 (325);
1st December 1944: Hauptmann (aktiv), RDA 1 december 1944 (147).

Career:
5th April 1938 – 25th October 1938: Reichs Arbeits Dienst 4. / 142 (Düben/Mulde);
18th November 1938 – 4th February 1940: 1.(s.) / Artillerie-Regiment 50, Grimma;
5th February 1940 – 11th March 1940: Einheit A / Artillerie-Ersatz-Abteilung 40;
12th March 1940 – 27th April 1940: 11. / Artillerie-Regiment 404;
28th April 1940 – 21st June 1940: 11. / Artillerie-Regiment 218;
22nd June 1940 – 26th September 1940: 11. / Artillerie-Regiment 404;
27th September 1940 – 30th September 1940: 4. / Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 5;
1st October 1940 – 31st October 1940: Werkstattzug II. / Panzer-Regiment 29;
1st November 1940 – 4th August 1941: Gruppenführer 4. / Panzer-Regiment 29 (PzKpf 38 t);
5th August 1941 – 4th May 1942: Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 10;
- 16th September 1941 – 14th February 1942: 8.Offz.Anw.-Lehrgang, Panzertruppenschule Wünsdorf;
5th May 1942 – 9th May 1942: Führerreserve Heeresgruppe Nord;
10th May 1942 – 2nd October 1942: I. / Panzer-Regiment 29;
3rd October 1942 – 3rd January 1943: 8. / Panzer-Regiment 29;
4th January 1943 – 1st May 1943: Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 10;
2nd May 1943 – 6th January 1944: Zugführer / stellvertr. Kompanieführer 2. / Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 216;
7th January 1944 – xx.xx.xxxx: Kompanieführer 2. / Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 216;
28th January 1945 – 14th April 1945: Kompanieführer und Lehroffizier Panzer-Ersatz und Ausbildungs Abteilung 18;
14th April 1945 – 22nd April 1945: Kompaniechef Panzer-Ausbildungs-Abteilung 20.
     
PANZERKAMPFABZEICHEN (OHNE ZAHLEN)
Rank: Unteroffizier
Unit: Gruppenführer 4. / Panzer-Regiment 29
Awarded on: July 21st, 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Unteroffizier
Unit: Panzer-Erzats-Abteilung 10
Awarded on: January 20th, 1942
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
Rank: Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: 8. / Panzer-Regiment 29
Awarded on: December 24th, 1942
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: Panzer-Erzats-Abteilung 10
Awarded on: April 15th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: Zugführer 2. / Sturmpanzer-abteilung 216 (2. / III. / schwere Panzerjäger-Regiment 656)
Awarded on: December 3rd, 1943
 
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Information source(s):   - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
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