Hans Boeckh-Behrens

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Hans Karl August Boeckh-Behrens
Born 27 November 1898
Wernigerode
Died 13 February 1955(1955-02-13) (aged 56)
Woikowo Prisoner-of-war camp near Moscow
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 32. Infanterie-Division
L. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Karl August Boeckh-Behrens (23 November 1898 – 13 February 1955) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Hans Boeckh-Behrens was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and died in captivity on 13 February 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
6 November 1944 (addendum) In Kurland hat sich die im Brennpunkt des feindlichen Großangriff stehende pommersche 32. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Behrens hervorragend geschlagen.[3] In Courland, the in the focus of a major enemy attack standing Pomeranian 32nd Infantry Division, under the command of Lieutenant General Behrens, has fought magnificently.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 48.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 116.
  3. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 323.
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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Alfred Thielmann
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
12 September 1943 – 1 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Franz Schlieper
Preceded by
Generalmajor Franz Schlieper
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1944 – 13 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Georg Koßmala
Preceded by
Generalmajor Georg Koßmala
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
15 September 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Wegener
Commander of L. Armeekorps
24 September 1944 – 24 October 1944
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach