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Bölter, Johannes

Date of birth:
February 29th, 1915 (Mülheim/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 16th, 1987 (Mülheim/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from April 1st 1933.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1937
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1940
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
1./Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1943
Details:
Award 339/9.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer 1. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502 / 8.Jäger-Division / XXVIII.Armee-Korps / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1944
Details:
2969th Award.
Submitted on April 11th 1944.
Preliminary document end decoration on April 24th to Heeresgruppe Nord.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
1. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 1. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502 / 81.Infanterie-Division / I.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1944
Details:
581st Award.
Submitted on September 6th 1944.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Haupt, W., Die 81. Infanterie-Division – Geschichte einer schlesischen Division, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2006
    - Die Ritterkreuztraeger der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS

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