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Bohlken, Erwin

Date of birth:
July 9th, 1919 (Osternburg/Oldenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
November 6th, 1954 (Prisser/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

In service form November 18th 1938. He reached the rank of Oberfeldwebel.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 4, 2. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1940

Silver version
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 21st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Reserve-Lazerett Ybbs, Donau
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 6th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 8th, 1944

Silver version
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 30th, 1944
Bandenkampfabzeichen in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1945

Silver version
Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1945
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1945
On the 14.02.1945 Feldwebel Bohlken smashed through numerous Soviet anti-tank blocking positions during the northward attack of the 1. Panzer-Division against Csösz. He significantly contributed to the success of the German offensive battles south of Polgardi, which were concluded on the 15.02.1945. He would later be awarded the Knight’s Cross as a result of his actions here.

Submitted on March 9th 1945.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 22nd, 1945

Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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