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Wilhelm Boffer
Born (1908-08-18)August 18, 1908
Died 3 March 1970(1970-03-03) (aged 61)
Place of birth Trier
Place of death Cologne
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1926–1945
Rank Oberstleutnant der Reserves
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 1039
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Boffer (18 August 1908 – 3 March 1970) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant der Reserves 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. Wilhelm Boffer was captured by British troops in November 1944 and was released in 1948.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 118.
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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