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Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken

Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken
Born (1897-06-25)25 June 1897
Died 20 August 1985(1985-08-20) (aged 88)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1919)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
Years of service 1915–1945
Rank Vizeadmiral
Unit SMS Freya
Commands held pocket battleship Admiral Scheer

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Dörr 1996, p. 45.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 306.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 533.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generaladmiral Otto Schniewind
Chief of Fleet of the Kriegsmarine
July 1944 – May 1945
Succeeded by
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