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Bruins, Derk Elsko
- Date of birth:
- March 20th, 1923 (Vlagtwedde/Groningen, the Netherlands)
- Date of death:
- February 5th, 1986 (Dollendorf, Germany)
- Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)
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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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- SS- Rottenführer
- Geschützführer I. / SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 54 "Nederland"
- Awarded on:
- August 23rd, 1944