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Boddien, von, Oskar
- Date of birth:
- April 19th, 1900 (Neuruppin/Brandenburg, Germany)
- Date of death:
- January 6th, 1942 (Jewpatoria/Crimea, Soviet Union)
- Buried on:
- German War Cemetery Sevastopol
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Oskar von Boddien was born in Neuruppin on April 19th, 1900 as son to Major Alfons von Boddien. He was posthumously promoted to Oberst. He lies as an unknown soldier buried at the German War Cemetery Honcharne.
December 21st, 1930: Rittmeister;
April 1st, 1937: Major;
September 1st, 1940: Oberstleutnant;
January 8th, 1942: Oberst (posthumously).
?: Kadettenanstalt Oranienstein;
?: Hauptkadettenanstalt Groß-Lichterfelde;
1917: Offiziersanwärter, hessischen Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 115, Darmstadt;
?: Reiter-Regiment 14, Ludwigslust;
1937: Stab, Kavallerie-Regiments 13, Lüneburg;
August 18th, 1939: Aufklärungs-Abteilung 22/ 22. Infanterie-Division;
?: Kommandeur Aufklärungs-Abteilung 22 / 22. Infanterie-Division.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
- Kommandeur, Aufklärungs-Abteilung 22, 22. Infanterie-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- January 12th, 1942
"In the Armed Forces report of 7 January announced Soviet landing operations at Yevpatoria in the Crimea, the opponents lost and left behind in fierce house and street fighting, 600 dead soldiers and 1,300 partisans on the battlefield. 203 Prisoners fell into our hands. This success is particularly attributed to the determined actions of Oberstleutnant von Boddien, who as commander of the Aufklärungsabteilung of an Infantry Division was killed in this battle. The Führer und Oberste Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht has subsequently awarded this brave officer the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross."
Royal Decree Nr. 3035/06.10.1942.