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Ehrenfried-Oskar Boege

Ehrenfried-Oskar Boege German general and Knight's Cross recipient

German general and Knight's Cross recipient
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Intro German general and Knight's Cross recipient
A.K.A. Ehrenfried Oskar Boege
Countries Germany
Occupations Military personnel
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 11 November 1889 (Ostrów Wielkopolski)
Death 31 December 1965 (Hildesheim)
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
Ehrenfried-Oskar Boege
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Biography

Ehrenfried-Oskar Boege (11 November 1889 – 31 December 1965) was a German general during World War II who held several corps level commands. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Boege surrendered to the Soviet forces in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (30 September 1914) & 1st Class (6 February 1917)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (16 June 1940) &1st Class (16 June 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 13 January 1943 as Generalmajor and commander of the 197. Infanterie-Division
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 22 December 1941 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 7
    • Oak Leaves on 21 September 1944 as General der Infanterie and commander of XXXXIII. Armee-Korps
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