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Brandner, Kaspar

Date of birth:
January 6th, 1916 (Salla, Austria)
Date of death:
April 11th, 1983 (Voitsberg, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

Biography

Kaspar Brandner reached the rank of Obergefreiter.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberjäger (Corporal)
Unit:
Gruppenführer, 8. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91, 4. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1944
Awarded for his actions in October 1944 near the village of Mezö (along the Carpathian front). Here he and his squad wiped out an entire company of Soviet soldiers and held off the Soviet attack long enough for reinforcements to arrive and stabilize the situation.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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