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Boeselager, Freiherr von, Philipp

    Date of birth:
    September 6th, 1917 (Burg Heimerzheim/Rhineprovince, Germany)
    Date of death:
    May 1st, 2008 (Burg Kreuzberg/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager was involved in the 20th July 1944 asassination plot against Adolf Hitler, but was never betrayed by his fellow plotters.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    January 5th, 1944
    Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Unit:
    Kommandeur I. / Kavallerie-Regiment Mitte / 3. Kavallerie-Division
    Awarded on:
    July 27th, 1944
    Details:
    Presented on 2nd August 1944 by his brother Georg.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1944
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber

    Sources

    • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
    • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
    • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
      - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
      - Richter, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, Husar, IV/2002

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