Georg von Boeselager
(1915 - 1944)
Georg von Boeselager was the commander of a cavalry
regiment in Army Group Center. He was recruited into the conspiracy
to kill Adolf Hitler by General Henning von Tresckow.
Boeselager made plans to assassinate Adolf
Hitler during the fuehrer's visit to Army Group Center HQ in Smolensk
on March 13, 1943. Though having distinguished himself in combat on
the Eastern Front, and having been awarded the Knights Cross with Oak
Leaves, Boeselager claimed he was not up to the task of assassinating
Hitler on his own. He volunteered to lead his cavalry regiment to storm
the Wolf's Lair and dispose of Hitler in that fashion, however, repeated
attempts by Tresckow to get Boeselager's regiment transferred to Rastenberg
met with failure.
Boeselager was later transferred to the Western Front
where he served as liaison for Tresckow and attempted in vain to persuade
Field Marshal Guenther von Kluge to request Tresckow's transfer to Kluge's HQ in France. Soon after he
was killed in action on the eastern front.
Sources: Joric Center