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Walter von Boltenstern
Born (1889-11-26)26 November 1889
Died 19 January 1952(1952-01-19) (aged 62)
Place of birth Breslau
Place of death Woikowo
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 Infanterie-Regiment 71
29. Infanterie-Division
179. Reserve-Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter von Boltenstern (26 November 1889 – 19 January 1952) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Walter von Boltenstern was discharged from active service in 1945, later that year he was taken by the Red Army. He died in Soviet captivity at the Woikowo prison camp in 1952.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 119.
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
Generalmajor Willibald Freiherr von Langermann und Erlencamp
Commander of 29. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
1 July 1940 - 20 September 1941
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Max Fremerey


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