Walter Boenicke

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Walter Boenicke
Born 15 December 1895
Radisleben
Died 21 April 1947(1947-04-21) (aged 51)
Munster
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Prussian Army
Reichsheer
Luftwaffe
Years of service 1914–45
Rank General der Flieger
Commands held 3. Flieger-Division
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Boenicke (15 December 1895 – 21 April 1947) was a German general (General der Flieger) in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 3. Flieger Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Boenicke surrendered to the British troops in May 1945 and committed suicide on 21 April 1947.

Awards[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 117.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Herbert Riecjhoff
Commander of 3. Flieger-Division
6 January 1944 – 30 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Sigismund Freiherr von Falkenstein