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Boltenstern, von, Walter

Date of birth:
November 26th, 1889 (Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 19th, 1952 (POW Camp Wojkovo, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

His last position was Kommandeur 179. Panzer-Division. He was military unemployed since 31st January 1945.
Walter von Boltenstern died in Soiet captivity.

Promotions:
August 14th, 1940: Generalmajor;
July 15th, 1942: Generalleutnant.

Career:
1910: Armee;
October 12th, 1937 - June 30th, 1940: Infanterie-Regiment 71;
July 1st, 1940 - December 5th, 1941: Kommandeur 29. Infanterie-Division;
January 20th, 1942 - February 19th, 1943: Kommandeur 179. Infanterie-Division;
February 20th, 1943 - May 10th, 1944: Kriegsgericht;
June 3rd, 1944 - August 12th, 1944: Heeresgruppe Nordukraine;
January 31st, 1945: Reserve;
May 8th, 1945 - January 19th, 1952: Soviet POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1940
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Commendatore
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 29. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on:
August 13th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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