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Hans Karl August Boeckh-Behrens
Born (1898-11-27)November 27, 1898
Died 13 February 1955(1955-02-13) (aged 56)
Place of birth Wernigerode
Place of death Woikowo Prisoner-of-war camp near Moscow
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 32. Infanterie-Division
L. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Karl August Boeckh-Behrens (23 November 1898 – 13 February 1955) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Hans Boeckh-Behrens was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and died in captivity on 13 February 1955.

Awards and decorations

Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
6 November 1944 (addendum) In Kurland hat sich die im Brennpunkt des feindlichen Großangriff stehende pommersche 32. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Behrens hervorragend geschlagen.[3] In Courland, the in the focus of a major enemy attack standing Pomeranian 32nd Infantry Division, under the command of Lieutenant General Behrens, has fought magnificently.

References

Citations
  1. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 48.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 116.
  3. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 323.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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.
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Alfred Thielmann
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
12 September 1943 – 1 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Franz Schlieper
Preceded by
Generalmajor Franz Schlieper
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1944 – 13 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Georg Koßmala
Preceded by
Generalmajor Georg Koßmala
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
15 September 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Wegener
Commander of L. Armeekorps
24 September 1944 – 24 October 1944
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach


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