Meendsen-Bohlken, Wilhelm

    Date of birth:
    June 25th, 1897 (Brake-Oldenburg/Oldenburg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    August 20th, 1985 (Cologne-Müngersdorf/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Career:
    12th June 1941 - 1st November 1942: Kommandeur "Admiral Scheer".

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 5th, 1934
    Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 2nd, 1936
    Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 13th, 1938
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    March 11th, 1941
    Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Commendatore
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1941
    Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1941
    Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 10th, 1942
    Details:
    Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on July 1st, 1916.
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    August 30th, 1942
    Details:
    Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on December 30th, 1919.
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    November 29th, 1942
    Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Konteradmiral (Commodore)
    Unit:
    Befehlshaber Deutsches Marinekommando Italien
    Awarded on:
    September 15th, 1943
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 5th, 1943
    Wehrmachtbericht
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1943
    Ärmelband Afrika
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Konteradmiral (Commodore)
    Unit:
    Befehlshaber der Deutschen Marinekommando Italiens
    Awarded on:
    May 15th, 1944
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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