Boeckmann, Rudolf "Dr.phil."

Date of birth:
April 16th, 1895 (Silschede/Western Phalia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 19th, 1944 (Siimusti, Estonia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Dr. phil. Boeckmann was director of the (today Schiller-) Gymnasium at HAMELN from 1931-44

Career:
1939 : Oberleutnant d.R. - Artillerieschule Jüterbog
1941 : Hauptmann d.R. and Korps-Verbindungsoffizier
September 1941 : „Führerreserve Afrika"
December 1941 : Kommandeur of the schweren Artillerie-Abteilung 408
April 1942 : Major d.R.
14. September 1942 : severily WIA during the Battle of El Alamein
Sept. 42 - August 1943 : Reservelazarett Garmisch
August-November 1943 : Regimentskommandeurs-Lehrgang
End 1943 : Oberstleutnent and Kommandeur of the Artillerie-Regiment 187 - 87. Infanterie-Division
1944 : Oberst d.R. - 87.ID
Oberst der Reserve Dr. Rudolf Boeckmann was KIA the 19. September 1944 near Slimisti/Estland as Führer of the 87. Infanterie-Division replacing Generalleutnant Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz the 87.ID Divisionskommandeur who was WIA a few days before.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve (Major of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur schwere Artillerie-Abteilung 408 / Panzer Armee Oberkommando Afrika
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
1. Westfälisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 7
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Unit:
1. Westfälisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 7
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Unit:
Reserve-Feldartillerie-Regiment 50
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Unit:
Reserve-Feldartillerie-Regiment 50
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1944
Action:
awarded or his outstanding achievement on the battlefield nea Polozk the 27 June 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Ärmelband Afrika
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve (Major of Reserves)
Unit:
s.Art.Abt. 408
Action:
Königlichen Dekrets Nr. 2517
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3

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