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Engelbert Bockhoff
Born (1913-05-17)May 17, 1913
Died 26 January 2010(2010-01-26) (aged 96)
Place of birth Stadtlohn
Place of death Cologne
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1945
1956–1969
Rank Oberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Panzergrenadier-Regiment 11
Battles/wars World War II
- Invasion of Poland
- Battle of France
- Operation Barbarossa
- Siege of Leningrad
- Battle of Moscow
- Battles of Rzhev
- Battle of Kursk
- Lower Dnieper Offensive
- Invasion of Normandy
- Falaise pocket
- Battle of the Bulge
- Ruhr Pocket
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Engelbert Bockhoff (17 May 1913 – 26 January 2010) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and 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. Engelbert Bockhoff was captured by American forces in May 1945. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1956, and retired in 1969 as an Oberstleutnant.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 116.
Bibliography
  • 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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