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Bösel, Otto

Date of birth:
July 12th, 1913 (Eisleben/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
November 5th, 1975 (Wittenberg/Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
2nd September 1939: Gefreiter.
2nd July1942: Unteroffizier.
1st June 1944: Oberwachtmeister.
19th September 1944: Hauptwachtmeister.

Career:
1937 - 1938: Lehrgang I. / Flak-Regiment 43, Wittenberg;
September 2nd, 1939: 2. / Flak-Regiment 43;
July 29th, 1944: Flak-Kampftruppe 11700;
September 19th, 1944: 1. / Feld-Flakartillerie-Schule (Mitte) 16, München-Freimann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
Awarded on:
June 17th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeister
Unit:
I. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 43, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeister
Unit:
Geschützführer, 1. Batterie, I. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 43, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1944
Awarded for distinguishing himself in the North Africa campaign, as detailed by the following excerpt from the ‘Wittenberger Tageblatt’ (dated 03.08.1944)…

“Wachtmeister Bösel has distinguished himself on all fronts in an exemplary way. During all his battles he demonstrated great readiness for duty, bravery and outstanding leadership abilities. He proved to be particularly successful in engaging enemy tanks and often brought about achievements of battle-deciding importance.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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