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Boigk, Heinrich

Date of birth:
October 30th, 1912 (Cologne-Lindenthal, Germany)
Date of death:
March 28th, 2003 (Cologne, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberjäger der Reserve
Unit:
Gruppenführer 2. / Jäger-Regiment 49 / 28.Jäger-Division
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1943
The following wartime excerpt describes why Boigk was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Oberjäger Heinrich Boigk… has repeatedly distinguished himself as a squad and patrol leader in a Jäger-Regiment during the combat south of Lake Ladoga. On multiple occasions he was the first man to enter into enemy positions and take prisoners despite the very difficult conditions involved. Throughout all of his reconnaissance missions he succeeded in bringing back valuable intelligence materiel to the higher commands.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel der Reserve
Unit:
Zugführer 2. / Jäger-Regiment 49 / 28.Jäger-Division
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Heinrich Boigk was awarded the Oakleaves to his Knight’s Cross during the fight for the bridgehead at Wolchow in 1944.

370th Award.

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