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Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken
Born (1897-06-25)25 June 1897
Died 20 August 1985(1985-08-20) (aged 88)
Place of birth Brake
Place of death Cologne
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1919)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
 Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1915–1945
Rank Vizeadmiral
Unit SMS Freya
U-80
U-117
Commands held pocket battleship Admiral Scheer
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Gerhard Oskar Julius Meendsen-Bohlken (25 June 1897 – 20 August 1985) was a Vizeadmiral with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Dörr 1996, p. 45.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 306.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 533.
Bibliography
  • Dörr, Manfred (1996). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2:L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2497-2.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
  • 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.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generaladmiral Otto Schniewind
Chief of Fleet of the Kriegsmarine
July 1944 – May 1945
Succeeded by
none

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