Botho von La Chevallerie

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Botho von La Chevallerie
Born (1898-08-01)1 August 1898
Hanover
Died 16 November 1943(1943-11-16) (aged 45)
Klotschkowo, Ukraine
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1916–1919
1934–1945
Rank Oberst (Posthumously)
Commands held I./Infanterie-Regiment 408
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Botho von La Chevallerie (1 August 1898 – 16 November 1943) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Botho von La Chevallerie was killed on 16 November 1943 near Klotschkowo, Ukraine and was posthumously promoted Oberst.

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Notes[edit]

  • a According to Scherzer on 25 July 1941.[2]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 130.
  2. ^ Scherzer, p.258
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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