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Otto Hellmuth Böhlke
Born (1893-02-07)7 February 1893
Died 8 April 1956(1956-04-08) (aged 63)
Place of birth Lubahn
Place of death Bad Mergentheim
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1920
1935–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 334. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Otto Hellmuth Böhlke (7 February 1893 – 8 April 1956) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 334. Infanterie-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hellmuth Böhlke was captured by British troops in April 1945 and held until 1947.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 117.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.
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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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Scheller
Commander of 334. Infanterie-Division
27 November 1943 – 16 April 1945
Succeeded by
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