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Bodenhausen, Freiherr von, Erpo

Date of birth:
April 12th, 1897 (Schloß Arnstein/Kurhesse, Germany)
Date of death:
May 9th, 1945 (Grobin, Latvia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

In service from October 2nd 1914.
Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen comitted suicide in Grobin on 9th May 1945. At that moment he was in command of the L.Armeekorps with the rank of Generalmajor.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Schützen-Regiment 28
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 12.Panzer-Division / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1943
On the 24.11.1943 the Germans were forced to construct a new defensive front on both sides of the Ipa river. Generalmajor Bodenhausen would especially distinguish himself with his Division in the winter fighting that followed within the Kalinkowitschi area, and for this he was later awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Submitted on December 11th 1943.
Preliminay document and decoration on December 17th 1943 to Standortältester Cottbus.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 28th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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