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    This attached foto is of GeneralMajor Helmuth Bachelin - or so it says on the back of the foto. Has anybody ever heard of him? I guess he was NOT a RKT, although he came close. Any info would be appreciated. I am especially interested in what unit(s) he commanded, and his DOB & DOD.
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    Helmut Bachelin (21/06/1900-21/08/1975)
    01/10/37 : Major
    01/12/40 : Oberstleutnant
    01/07/42 : Oberst with retroactive effect on 01/03/42
    01/10/44 : Generalmajor: (golden German Cross 05/04/43, warrant officer of 9. ID (01/05/37-04/06/40)
    04/06/40-20/06/40 in reserve of O.K.H ., then commander of an infantry battalion (20/06/40-11/10/40)
    11/10/40-02/02/42 in reserve of O.K.H ., then commander of 36. Infanterieregiment (02/02/42-05/09/42)
    05/09/42-15/11/42 in reserve of O.K.H
    15/11/42-14/02/44 serves in O.K.H
    14/02/44-03/04/44 in reserve of O.K.H ., then leader of the head office of the O.K.H. (Chef der Zentralabteilung) III) (03/04/44-12/10/44).
    He is captured by american troops
    Released from captivity on the 16th of April 1947, he retires.
    I found this small biography in french, and translated it for you, hope it helps...
    thanks
    PREUSSENS GLORIA



    it's the story of a man who falls from a fifty floors building, throughout his fall he says to reassure himself, so far so good, so far so good, so far so good, but what does matter is not the fall....it's the landing (La Haine, 1995)

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    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    Thanks a lot for the info, Philip!

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