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Brandt, Gerhard

Date of birth:
September 2nd, 1919 (Holzminden/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
November 25th, 1957 (Leinfelden/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1941
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
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.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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