PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Mahlke, Helmut
Date of birth: August 27th, 1913 (Berlin-Lankwitz/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:  December 26th, 1998 (Heikendorf/Schleswich-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Halmut Mahlke finally reached the rank of Oberstleutnant during the Second World War. After the war he served with the Bundeswehr from 16th November 1955 until 30th September 1970 and finally reached the rank of Generalleutnant.

Promotions:
October 1st, 1935: Leutnant (RDA October 1st, 1934-30);
April 1st, 1937: Oberleutnant (RDA April 1st, 1937-26);
March 21st, 1940: Hauptmann (RDA april 1st, 1940);
June 1st, 1942: Major;
September 14th, 1959: Oberst (Bundeswehr);
August 25th, 1960: Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr);
September 8th, 1966: Generalmajor (Bundeswehr);
May 17th, 1968: Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr).
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 4.KLASSE, 4 JAHRE
Rank: Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit: Kommando der Fliegerschulen (See) Varnemünde
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1936
 
     
GEMEINSAMES FLUGZEUGFUHRER-BEOBACHTER ABZEICHEN (OHNE BRILLIANTEN)
Rank: Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on: December 19th, 1936
 
     
MEDAILLE ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEN 1. OKTOBER 1938
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on: August 20th, 1939
 
     
MEDAILLE ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DIE HEIMKEHR DES MEMELLANDES
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: Bordfliegerstaffel 1/196, Wilhelmshaven
Awarded on: December 19th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Awarded on: April 16th, 1940
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit: Sturzkampfstaffel 2/186
Awarded on: June 21st, 1940
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit: Kommandeur III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on: July 16th, 1941
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR KAMPFFLIEGER IN GOLD
Rank: Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Awarded on: August 8th, 1941
Details: Was replaced by a Frontflugspange für Schlagtflieger in Gold on 8th September 1944.
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Rank: Major (Squadron Leader)
Awarded on: June 15th, 1942
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Major im Generalstab (Major in General Staff)
Unit: Ia Luftflotte 6
Awarded on: March 31st, 1944
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR SCHLAGTFLIEGER IN GOLD
Rank: Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (Wing Commander with General Staff)
Awarded on: September 8th, 1944
Details: Received as replacement for the on 8th August 1941 awarded Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Mark C. Yerger archive
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis Ritterkreuz
- Verleihungsurkunde Frontflugspange für Schlagtflieger dated 9 september 1944
- Verleihungsurkunde Dienst IV, Flugzeugführer-Beobachter, 1 oktober 1938, Memelland Medaille, EK2, EK1, Ostmedaille, Frontflugspange Kampfflieger Gold, DKiG
- Beförderungsurkunde , zum Leutnant, zum Oberleutnant, zum Hauptmann, zum Major, zum Oberst, zum Brigadegeneral, zum Generalmajor, zum Generalleutnant
- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
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