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Brandes, Walter

Date of birth:
September 29th, 1918
Date of death:
February 14th, 1945 (Konitz/West Prussia, Germany)
German (1933-1945, German Reich)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 24th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Second World War (1939-1945)
Hauptmann (Captain)
Kommandeur II. / Panzer-Regiment 25 / 7.Panzer-Division / 3.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1944
Submitted on October 20th 1944.
Preliminary document and decoration on November 1st 1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes


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    - 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
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Manteuffel, von H., Die 7. Panzer-Division – Bewaffnung, Einsätze, Männer, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2001