Botho Kollberg

Botho Kollberg

Botho Kollberg
Born (1898-07-11)11 July 1898
Died 24 January 1944(1944-01-24) (aged 45)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–20
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 23

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Bank Manager

Botho Kollberg (11 July 1898 – 24 January 1944) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Kolberg was killed during the Leningrad–Novgorod Offensive to relief the Siege of Leningrad. As a result he was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 394.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht