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Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen

Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen

German general
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Occupations Military personnel
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth April 12, 1897
Death May 9, 1945 (Grobiņa, Grobiņa municipality, Latvia)
Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen
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Biography

Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen (12 April 1897 – 9 May 1945) was a German general who commanded the 12th Panzer Division during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Bodenhausen committed suicide on 9 May 1945 in the Courland Pocket.

Awards

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (12 October 1915) & 1st Class (6 October 1917)
  • Wound Badge (1914) in Black (27 September 1918)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (22 September 1939) & 1st Class (30 September 1939)
  • Panzer Badge in Bronze (1 November 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 31 January 1942 as Oberstleutnant in Schützen-Regiment 28
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 17 December 1943 as Generalmajor and commander of 12. Panzer-Division
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