Hans Boelsen

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Dr. jur. Dr. rer.pol. Hans Boelsen
Born 6 March 1894
Emden
Died 24 October 1960(1960-10-24) (aged 66)
Frankfurt am Main
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1919
1934–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 29. Panzergrenadier-Division
26. Panzer-Division
114. Jäger Division
18. Panzergrenadier-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr. jur. Dr. rer. pol. Hans Boelsen[Note 1] (6 March 1894 – 24 October 1960) 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 Boelsen was captured in March 1945 by the Western Allies and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German a Doctor of Law is abbreviated as Dr. iur. (Doctor iuris) or Dr. jur. (Doctor juris) and a doctorate of political economy is abbreviated as Dr. rer. pol. (Doctor rerum politicarum).

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 117.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Fries
Commander of 29. Panzergrenadier-Division
5 March 1944 - 20 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Fries
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Smilo Freiherr von Lüttwitz
Commander of 26. Panzer-Division
11 April 1944 - 7 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Eduard Crasemann
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Alexander Bourquin
Commander of 114. Jäger Division
19 May 1944 - 19 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hans-Joachim Ehlert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl-Ludwig Zutavern
Commander of 18. Panzergrenadier-Division
10 September 1944 - 1 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Josef Rauch