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Erich Brandenberger

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Name  Erich Brandenberger
Service/branch  German Army

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Born  15 July 1892 Augsburg, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire (1892-07-15)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)  Weimar Republic (to 1933)  Nazi Germany
Rank  General der Panzertruppe
Battles/wars  World War I World War II
Died  June 21, 1955, Bonn, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Commands held  8th Panzer Division, 29e corps d'armee
Similar People  Hasso von Manteuffel, Walter Model, Courtney Hodges, Gustav‑Adolf von Zangen, Sepp Dietrich

Battles and wars  World War I, World War II

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Erich Brandenberger (15 July 1892 – 21 June 1955) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.


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In World War I Brandenberger served as an officer in the 6th Bavarian Field Artillery Regiment. He started World War II as Chief of the General Staff of the XXIII Army Corps (16 September 1939 - 15 February 1941) on the West Wall. He commanded 8th Panzer Division (20 February 1941 - 16 January 1943), LIX Army Corps (January — March 1943) and XXIX Army Corps (November 1943 - Jun 1944) on the Eastern Front.

In late 1944 and early 1945, he led the 7th Army on the Western Front during the German Ardennes Offensive. He surrendered to the American forces on 6 May 1945 as the commander of 19th Army.


  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (21 October 1914) & 1st Class (7 September 1916)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross 2nd Class (24 December 1939) & 1st Class (15 May 1940)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 15 July 1941 as Generalmajor and commander of the 8. Panzer-Division
  • Oak Leaves on 12 November 1943 as General der Panzertruppe and commander of the XXIX. Armeekorps
  • References

    Erich Brandenberger Wikipedia