Bruins, Derk Elsko

    Date of birth:
    March 20th, 1923 (Vlagtwedde/Groningen, the Netherlands)
    Date of death:
    February 5th, 1986 (Dollendorf, Germany)
    Nationality:
    Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Derk Elsko Bruins was born in Vlagtwedde on 20th March 1923. In 1941 he became a member of the Dutch National Socialist Party, the N.S.B. and entered the Waffen-SS as volunteer on 26th April 1941.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS- Rottenführer
    Unit:
    Geschützführer I. / SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 54 "Nederland"
    Awarded on:
    August 23rd, 1944
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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