Wilhelm Bohnstedt (5 October 1888 – 11 August 1947) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 32nd Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Bohnstedt surrendered in 1945 and was interned until his death in 1947. He was the younger brother of Eberhardt Bohnstedt.[1]

Wilhelm Bohnstedt
Born5 October 1888
Schmarsow, German Empire
Died11 August 1947(1947-08-11) (aged 58)
Hamelin, Allied-occupied Germany
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Years of service1909–45
Commands held32nd Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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  • "Bohnstedt, Eberhard". World War II Military Graves. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [First published 1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Franz Böhme
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
15 June 1940 – 1 March 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Hernekamp