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Bruns, Gustav-Adolf

Date of birth:
January 23rd, 1901 (Enger/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
November 4th, 1945 (Hannover/Hannover, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Graves Hannover-Stöcken
Plot: 54G. Row: 54g. Grave: 253.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Gustav-Adolf Bruns finally reached the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
II. Bataillon, Schützen-Regiment 73, 19. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 29th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzergrenadier-Regiment 74 / 19.Panzer-Dvision
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1942
The following press excerpt, dated 20.10.1942, describes why Bruns was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“During the fighting north of Orel, in the middle of August, Oberstleutnant Gustav-Adolf Bruns thrust through to a cut-off Kampfgruppe following a difficult forest battle. He relieved this unit and prevented the impending breakthrough by strong enemy forces. The former commander of the 19. Panzer-DivIsion, future Oakleaves holder Generalmajor Gustav Schmidt, put him up for the Knight’s Cross.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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