- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Chef 1. / Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 202 / Heeresgruppe "E"
- Awarded on:
- December 12th, 1944
Awarded for the achievements of his 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 202 during the fighting for the Baltic Islands in late 1944. He and his men particularly distinguished themselves during a nine-day period of combat on the Sworbe peninsula (on the island of Ösel). In this time the Batterie destroyed 54 Soviet tanks, relieved the encircled 9./Artillerie-Regiment 218 and eliminated numerous Soviet penetrations at the cost of minimal friendly losses.
By this time Brandt had also personally destroyed 35 enemy tanks.