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Erwin Bohlken
Born (1919-07-09)9 July 1919
Died 6 November 1954(1954-11-06) (aged 35)
Place of birth Osternburg
Place of death Prisser
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundesgrenzschutz
Years of service 1938–1945
Rank Oberfeldwebel (Wehrmacht)
Oberfeldwebel (Bundesgrenzschutz)
Unit Panzer-Regiment 1
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Erwin Bohlken (9 July 1919 – 6 November 1954) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. After the war Erwin Bohlken joined the Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Guards).

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 118.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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