Medals & Insignia Grouping For Colonel Emil C. Boehnke-AG SHAEF – SOLD

Emil C. Boehnke, was General Eisenhower’s Adjutant General at Supreme Headquarters.

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During WWII, Colonel Emil C. Boehnke, was at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force under General Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Boehnke, was subordinate to Brigadier General Thomas J. Davis during most of his time at SHAEF, but during Davis’ absence from February through October 1944 (Davis took command of the SHAEF Public Relations Division for that period), Boehnke had command of the Adjutant General Division during the period of D-Day planning, and invasion.  The AG was responsible for all administrative services, such as printing orders, all army correspondence, overseas personnel actions, records, decorations, and awards, and more.

Boehnke, (1896 -1980) entered service from California during the Mexican Border period in Headquarters Co. 23rd Infantry.  During WWI, he was a Master Sergeant in Hq Co. 5th Infantry (2nd Brigade) to 1922.  In WWII he served in North Africa (Allied Forces HQ), then at SHAEF in England, France, and Germany.  He retired in July of 1946 to disability in the line of duty.

Colonel Boehnke’s medal-insignia grouping consists of the following:

  • Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Bronze Star Medal, Named
  • Army Good Conduct Medal
  • Mexican Border Medal, unnumbered
  • WWI Victory Medal
  • WWI Army of Occupation Medal
  • WWII American Defense Medal
  • WWII American Campaign Medal
  • WWII EAME (European, African, Middle Eastern Medal (on campaign star)
  • WWII Victory Medal
  • WWI Army of Occupation (Germany bar)
  • Tunisian Order Of Nishan Iftikar (Order of Glory), Commander grade
  • Tunisian Order Of Nishan Iftikar (Order of Glory), Officer grade, Named
  • Bronze miniature presentation award plaque, Allied Forces In Germany, engraved “3rd HON. MENTION/ A.F.G. ESSAY CONTEST/ RHINELAND GERMANY/ JANUARY 1922/ AWARDED TO/  MASTER SERG. E.C. BOEHNKE/ HDQS Co 5th INF.”  Given through the YMCA. 2×3″ approximately.
  • Insignia; North African Command patch, SHAEF patch, 1 colonel’s eagle rank, adjt general collar, and 1 U.S. collar insignias.


Condition overall is very good-fine. Some small ships on the Nishan Iftikar commander medal




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Weight 2 lbs