Quantcast
WM
Germany
302 views this week
Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken

Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken

German admiral
The basics
Quick Facts
Occupations Officer
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth June 25, 1897 (Brake)
Death August 20, 1985 (Cologne)
Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken
The details
Biography

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: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. From July 1944 to May 1945 he served as the final fleet commander of the Kriegsmarine.

Awards

  • Iron Cross (1914)
    • 2nd Class (1 July 1916)
    • 1st Class (30 December 1919)
  • U-boat War Badge (1914) (October 1918)
  • Friedrich-August Cross
    • 2nd Class (19 November 1917)
    • 1st Class (1918)
  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (5 October 1934)
  • Wehrmacht Long Service Award 4th to 2nd Class
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (10 June 1942)
    • 1st Class (30 August 1942)
  • War Merit Cross with Swords
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • German Cross in Gold (15 September 1942)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 15 May 1944 as Konteradmiral and Befehlshaber der deutsches Marinekommandos in Italien (Commander-in-chief of the German Naval Commando in Italy)
  • High Seas Fleet Badge (29 November 1942)
  • Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht on 5 October 1943
  • Ärmelband Afrika (1943)
  • ^ Dörr 1996, p. 45.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 306.
  • Scherzer 2007, p. 533.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes