Helwig, Hans, born 22-03-1892 in Guben, joined the Army Service, age 19, as a Fahnenjunker, on 08-04-1911, in the 41st Infantry Regiment, age 19. He was in the fields of the first war and wounded in hospital on 20-07-1915. Helwig remained in the new Reichswehr and climbed up the ranks to Oberstleutnant on 01-01-1937. With the outbreak of World War II he was the Transport Commandant of Schwerin, until 01-10-1939. Following Transport Commandant of Posen, to 01-04-1940 and of Hanover, to 15-11-1940. He was appointed as commander of the 503rd Infantry Regiment to 18-12-1941 and landed in the Führer Reserve until 02-04-1942. Then commander of the 225th Infantry Replacement Regiment until 10-08-1943 and following Wehrmacht Commandant of Bremen until 15-10-1944. He landed again in the Führer Reserve, OKH to 10-11-1944 and became Field Commander 238 until 22-02-1945. Again in the Reserve and detached to Army High Command 17 to 16-01-1945. His last Field Command was of Group 675, to 10-05-1945 as he landed in Soviet captivity.
Death and burial ground of Helwig, Hans Karl August.
Released on 06-10-1955 by intervention of the new chancellor Konrad Adenauer,
Helwig retired in Oldenburg. He died at the old age of 80 on 19-01-1973 and is buried with his wife Anneliese who died age 72 in 1980, on the Gertruden Friedhof in Oldenburg.
Cemetery location of Helwig, Hans Karl August.