Boelsen, Dr. Hans, born on 06-03-1894 in Emden, was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross . Boelsen was a war volunteer in the Kaiserliche Armee, as a Fahnenjunker in the 2nd Badisches Grenadier-Regiment “Kaiser Wilhelm I.” 110 . He participated in World War I and was high decorated, two times seriously wounded in hospital . After the war he joined the Freikorps , Independent Corps of the Army, but was dismissed in 1919. He reactivated in 1934 as a Hauptmann in the fast growing Reichswehr. He started World War II on the Western Front in 1940, as a adjutant in the Generalkommando XXII Armeekorps under command of Generaloberst Ewald von Kleist. In 1941 as commander of the IIth Battalion of the 111th Schützen Regiment, he was at the Eastern Front, the south of Russia. He is fighting all the time in Russia and lands as commander of the 160th Kradschützen Battalion after an illness in February 1942, in the Führer Reserve . In March 1943 he is a Field Commander again of the 111th Panzer Grenadier Regiment and decorated several times. He again lost his command and landed in the infamous Führer Reserve (see Hitler) (did you know). After different commands, he is in the Reserve again and his last command is, meanwhile Generalleutnant, of the Coast Defence Line in the North of Holland Friedrich Christiansen Arthur Seyss Inquart
and lands in Allied captivity in Mai 1945, until his release in 1947. He lived in Frankfurt am Main with fellow Generalmajor der Flieger, Special Duties with Air Fleet Command Reich, Herbert Schröder and Generalmajor der Artillerie, Artillery Commander 141, Friedrich Kunze.
Death and burial ground of Boelsen, Dr. Hans.
Generalleutnant Hans Boelsen died at the age of 66, on 24-10-1960, in Frankfurt and they with wife Hildegard, born Nav, who died age 62 on 1965, are buried on the Hauptfriedhof in Frankfurt am Main, close by an grave of honor for Generalmajor der Infanterie, Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber in France, Karl Heinrich von Stülpnagel resistance General, in contrast with his cousin General der Flieger, Kommandeur Wehrkreis XVII,
Otto von Stülpnagel, who was a real Nazi, called “the butcher of Paris”