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Wilhelm Georg Gustav Botho Rudolf Hans Reichsfreiherr von Boineburg-Lengsfeld
Born (1889-06-09)June 9, 1889
Died 20 November 1980(1980-11-20) (aged 91)
Place of birth Eisenach
Place of death Felsberg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910 - 1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 4. Panzer-Division
23. Panzer-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Georg Gustav Botho Rudolf Hans Reichsfreiherr von Boineburg-Lengsfeld[a] (9 June 1889 – 20 November 1980) was a German general who commanded several panzer divisions 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 Reichsfreiherr von Boineburg-Lengsfeld was captured in May 1945 and was held until 1946.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  • a Reichsfreiherr is a German title of nobility, usually translated as Baron of the Empire. Freiherr is a title usually translated as Baron, and Reich is usually translated as Empire. The female forms are Reichsfreifrau and Reichsfreiin. Titles using the prefix Reichs- were not created after the fall of the Holy Roman Empire.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 118.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Johann Joachim Stever
Commander of 4. Panzer-Division
24 July 1940 – 8 September 1940
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Willibald Freiherr von Langermann und Erlencamp
Preceded by
Commander of 23. Panzer-Division
25 September 1941 – 16 November 1941
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Heinz-Joachim Werner-Ehrenfeucht
Preceded by
Generalmajor Heinz-Joachim Werner-Ehrenfeucht
Commander of 23. Panzer-Division
22 November 1941 – 20 July 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Erwin Mack
Preceded by
Generalmajor Erwin Mack
Commander of 23. Panzer-Division
26 August 1942 – 26 December 1942
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Nikolaus von Vormann

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