- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalleutnant (Major-general)
- Kommandeur 334.Infanterie-Division / LXXVI.Panzerkorps / 10.Armee / Heeresgruppe C
- Awarded on:
- January 25th, 1945
The following press excerpt describes why Boehlke was awarded the Oakleaves…
“The 334. Infanterie-Division had already previously distinguished itself through its particular bravery and steadfastness under the command of Generalleutnant Böhlke. It did so at Lake Trasimene (end of June 1944), during the withdrawal movements towards the Arno (start of July 1944) and in the Appenine mountains near Castel del Rio (end of September and start of October 1944). For its achievements it was named in the Wehrmachtbericht along with its commander on the 29.06.1944.
During the middle of December 1944 Generalleutnant Böhlke managed to prevent a breakthrough by strong British forces near Cossignano that was aimed towards the Via Emilia. He did so through personally led counterthrusts, and in the process heavy losses were inflicted on the enemy.”