Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken

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Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken
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Meendsen-Bohlken in 1943
Born (1897-06-25)25 June 1897
Brake
Died 20 August 1985(1985-08-20) (aged 88)
Cologne
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Rank Vizeadmiral
Commands held Cruiser Admiral Scheer
Battles/wars

World War I


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

Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken (25 June 1897 – 20 August 1985) was a Vizeadmiral with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. From July 1944 to May 1945 he served as the final fleet commander of the Kriegsmarine.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dörr 1996, p. 45.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 533.
  • Dörr, Manfred (1996). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2: L–Z [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2497-6. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generaladmiral Otto Schniewind
Fleet Commander of the Kriegsmarine
July 1944 – May 1945
Succeeded by
none