Hans Boelsen

Hans Boelsen
Born 6 March 1894
Emden
Died 24 October 1960(1960-10-24) (aged 66)
Frankfurt am Main
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1919)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Years of service 1914–19
1934–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 29th Panzer Grenadier Division
26th Panzer Division
114th Jäger Division
18th Panzergrenadier Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Boelsen (6 March 1894 – 24 October 1960) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 48.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 117.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Fries
Commander of 29th Panzergrenadier Division
5 March 1944 - 20 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Fries
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Smilo Freiherr von Lüttwitz
Commander of 26th Panzer Division
11 April 1944 - 7 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Eduard Crasemann
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Alexander Bourquin
Commander of 114th Jäger Division
19 May 1944 - 19 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hans-Joachim Ehlert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl-Ludwig Zutavern
Commander of 18th Panzergrenadier Division
10 September 1944 - 1 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Josef Rauch

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