11 July 1898|
24 January 1944
German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1920)
|Years of service||
|Commands held||Infanterie-Regiment 23|
|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
Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939)
- in Black (?)
- Eastern Front Medal
- German Cross in Gold (11 January 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Thomas 1997, p. 394.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.
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- 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.
- Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.
- World War 2 Awards.com
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht