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Hans Karl August Boeckh-Behrens
Born (1898-11-27)November 27, 1898
Died 13 February 1955(1955-02-13) (aged 56)
Place of birth Wernigerode
Place of death Woikowo Prisoner-of-war camp near Moscow
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 32. Infanterie-Division
L. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Karl August Boeckh-Behrens (23 November 1898 – 13 February 1955) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Hans Boeckh-Behrens was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and died in captivity on 13 February 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht[edit | edit source]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
6 November 1944 (addendum) In Kurland hat sich die im Brennpunkt des feindlichen Großangriff stehende pommersche 32. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Behrens hervorragend geschlagen.[3] In Courland, the in the focus of a major enemy attack standing Pomeranian 32nd Infantry Division, under the command of Lieutenant General Behrens, has fought magnificently.

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 48.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 116.
  3. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 323.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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.
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Alfred Thielmann
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
12 September 1943 – 1 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Franz Schlieper
Preceded by
Generalmajor Franz Schlieper
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1944 – 13 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Georg Koßmala
Preceded by
Generalmajor Georg Koßmala
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
15 September 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Wegener
Commander of L. Armeekorps
24 September 1944 – 24 October 1944
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach


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