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Boege, Ehrenfried-Oskar

Date of birth:
November 11th, 1889 (Ostrowo/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
December 31st, 1965 (Hildesheim/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 30th September 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 6th February 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 7 / 28.Infanterie-Division / VIII.Armee-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
December 22nd, 1941
The following wartime excerpt describes why Boege was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“On the 22.06. & 27.06.1941 Oberst Boege achieved great deeds of bravery on his own initiative that were of great operational importance within the area of the VIII. Armee-Korps. His has primary credit for the swift thrust to the Niemen river north of Grodno and the successful defense against strong Russian breakthrough attempts near Mosty. Oberst Boege furthermore distinguished himself on the 05.10. and 12.10.1941 through attacks he carried out on his initiative in the foremost line. By doing so he significantly contributed to the collapse of the Russians in the Vyazma battle and the swift operational successes of the Armee.”
754th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 197.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Award 269/2.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXIII.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1944
During September 1944 Gruppe Boege (XXXXIII. and X. Armee-Korps) succeeded in recapturing the Estonian city of Ergli. General Boege was subsequently awarded the Knight’s Cross for this success.
594th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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