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Brandenberger, Erich (8. Panzer-Division)

Date of birth:
July 15th, 1892 (Augsburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 21st, 1955 (Bonn/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes des XXIII. Armeekorps
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1939

Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on October 21st 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes des XXIII. Armeekorps
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940

Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on September 7th 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes des XXIII. Armeekorps
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1940
Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 8.Panzer-Division / LVI. Armee-Korps (mot) / Panzergruppe 4 / Heeresgrupppe Mitte
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1941
Awarded for his leadership of the 8. Panzer-Division during the opening stages of Operation Barbarossa. He directed his Division with great prudence and energy during the breakthrough of the Soviet border positions, the crossing over the Dubissa river and the subsequent pursuit battles up to the Daugava river. Here he and his men captured two large bridges over the river that the Soviets had prepared for demolition, and by doing so a decisive prerequisite for Heeresgruppe Nord’s swift continued advance was established.

357th Award.
Submitted on July 1st 1941.
Preliminary document and decoration on July 16th 1941.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppen (Lieutenant-General of Armoured Forces)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXIX.Armee-Korps/ 6. Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for the distinguished leadership of his Korps during the fighting along the Mius river in the summer of 1943 as well as in the subsequent withdrawal battles back to the Dnieper river.

324th Award.
Submitted on October 25th 1943.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXIX.Armeekorps
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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