Wolfgang von Bostell

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Wolfgang von Bostell
Born 25 February 1917
Heiningen
Died 10 May 1991(1991-05-10) (aged 74)
Hamburg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit Panzerjäger-Abteilung 205
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wolfgang Hans Heiner Paul von Bostell (25 February 1917 – 10 May 1991) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, awarded by Nazi Germany to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Wolfgang von Bostell was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and was held until October 1953.

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
14 August 1944 (addendum) Leutnant von Bostell in einer Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung hat sich bei der Bekämpfung feindlicher Panzer im Raum von Kodohn besonders ausgezeichnet.[6] Lieutenant von Bostell in an assault gun department has particularly excelled himself in fighting enemy tanks in the area of Kodohn.

Notes

  1. The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[5]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 69.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Thomas & Wegmann 1985, p. 45.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 120.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 102–111.
  6. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, p. 202.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1985). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil I: Sturmartillerie (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1447-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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