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Dr. phil. Rudolf Boeckmann
Born 16 April 1895
Died 19 September 1944(1944-09-19) (age 76)
Place of birth Silschede
Place of death near Slimisti, Estonia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1918
1939–1944
Rank Oberst der Reserve
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work School Headmaster of Oberschule fuer Jungen Hameln, now called Schiller-Gymnasium

Dr. phil. Rudolf Boeckmann[Note 1] (16 April 1895 – 19 September 1944) was a highly decorated Oberst der Reserve 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. Rudolf Boeckmann was killed on 19 September 1944 near Slimisti, Estonia.

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  1. In German a Doctor of Philosophy is abbreviated as Dr. phil. (doctor philosophiae).

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 116.
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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