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Bostell, von, Wolfgang Hans Heiner Paul

Date of birth:
February 25th, 1917 (Heiningen/Braunschweig, Germany)
Date of death:
May 10th, 1991 (Hamburg/Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Unteroffizier;
November 1st, 1940: Feldwebel;
March 1st, 1944: Leutnant;
January 1st, 1945: Oberleutnant.

Career:
October 1st, 1935: 2. / Artillerie-Regiment 48, Schwein/Mecklenburg;
October 1st, 1936: 2. / Panzer-Abwehr-Abteilung 12;
October 3rd, 1937: 3. / Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 12;
November 16th, 1940: Zugführer 2. / Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 12;
July 22nd, 1941 - September 21st, 1941: Healing of wounds;
September 21st, 1941: Genesenden-Kompanie / Panzerjäger-Ersatz-Abteilung 2, Kolberg;
January 8th, 1942: Zugführer 3. / Panzerjäger-Ersatz-Abteilung 2;
January 31st, 1942: Zugführer 2. / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 12;
April 23rd, 1942 - May 10th, 1942: Healing of wounds;
May 10th, 1942: Genesenden-Kompanie / Panzerjäger-Ersatz-Abteilung 2, Kolberg;
October 21st, 1942: Zugführer 3. / Panzerjäger-Ersatz-Abteilung 2;
Ocotber 26th, 1942: Zugführer 1. / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 23;
August 23rd, 1943 - November 23rd, 1943: Fahnenjunker-Lehrgang 4 / 9. Inspektion (Panzerjäger), Truppenübungsplatz Wischau;
December 7th, 1943 - March 3rd, 1944: 2. Oberfähnrichs-Lehrgang der Panzertruppe / II. Lehrgruppe / 10. Inspektion, Groß Glienicke;
March 4th, 1944: Sturmgeschützschule, Mielau, Polen;
April 2nd, 1944: Zugführer 2. / Panzerjäger-(Sturmgeschütz)Abteilung 1023;
August 22nd, 1944 - January 5th, 1945: Healing of wounds;
January 5th, 1945: Zugführer, 2. / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 205;
April 10th, 1945: Führer 2. / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 5;
May 8th, 1945 - Ocotber 8th, 1953: Soviet POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
3. Kompanie, Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 12, 12. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
3. Kompanie, Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 12, 12. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 29th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, Panzerjäger-(Sturmgeschütz)Abteilung 1023, 23. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1944
Demjanskschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, Panzerjäger-(Sturmgeschütz)Abteilung 1023, 23. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, Panzerjäger-(Sturmgeschütz)Abteilung 1023, 23. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1944
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, Panzerjäger-(Sturmgeschütz)Abteilung 1023, 23. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1944
Awarded for destroying 11 enemy tanks and 2 self-propelled guns in the area around Modohn on the 11.-12.08.1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, Panzerjäger-Abteilung 205, 205. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1945
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer, 2. Kompanie, Panzerjäger-Abteilung 205, 205. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1945
Awarded for distinguishing himself in the Courland bridgehead southeast of Libau, southwest of Frauenburg and in particularly on the 26.03.1945 while southeast of Schrunden. Here he eliminated numerous enemy resistance nests and spearheaded the effort to eliminate a Soviet penetration. This succeeded, with the result that a Soviet regiment was trapped in a tube-like pocket behind the frontline. A portion of these troops broke out, however the remainder were destroyed on the following day.

Not numbered awarding. When the official numbering was followed this would possibly have been the 859th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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