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Brandenberger, Erich

Date of birth:
July 15th, 1892 (Augsburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 21st, 1955 (Bonn/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German 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
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on October 21st 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes des XXIII. Armeekorps
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on September 7th 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 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
Details:
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
Details:
324th Award.
Submitted on October 25th 1943.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXIX.Armeekorps
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Gaul, R., The Battle of the Bulge in Luxembourg – The southern Flank: december 1944-january 1945 – Volume I: the Germans, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, 1995
    - Kursietis, Andris J., The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945, Aspekt, The Netherlands, 1999
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Axis Biographical Research
    - Lexikon-der-Wehrmacht.de

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