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Eduard Brunner (officer)

Eduard Brunner
Born (1918-12-08)8 December 1918
Munich
Died 13 May 2006(2006-05-13) (aged 87)
Munich
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–45
1960–75
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held I./Grenadier-Regiment 62
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eduard Brunner (8 December 1918 – 13 May 2006) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Eduard Brunner joined the Bundeswehr in 1960 and retired in 1975 as an Oberstleutnant.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 86.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 64.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 125.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.

Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztrager 1939-1945
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