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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
Plot: 10. 
Nationality:
German

Biography

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.

Promotions:
1918: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
December 21st, 1930: Rittmeister;
April 1st, 1937: Major;
September 1st, 1940: Oberstleutnant;
January 8th, 1942: Oberst (posthumously).

Career:
?: 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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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Aufklärungs-Abteilung 22, 22. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1941
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Aufklärungs-Abteilung 22, 22. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Aufklärungs-Abteilung 22, 22. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 8th, 1942
Details:
58th Award.
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Aufklärungs-Abteilung 22, 22. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1942
Action:
Mentioning:
"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."
Details:
Mentioned posthumously.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Aufklärungs-Abteilung 22, 22. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1942
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Details:
Royal Decree Nr. 3035/06.10.1942.
Awarded posthumously.

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