|Born||8 December 1893
|Died||14 April 1943
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1919)
|Years of service||1914–19
|Commands held||Infanterie-Regiment 274|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Albert Brendel (8 December 1893 – 14 April 1943) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Albert Brendel was captured by Soviet troops at Stalingrad and died in captivity on 14 April 1943.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Wound Badge
- in Black
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (15 March 1935)
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (13 November 1939)
- 1st Class (19 September 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 20 January 1943 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 274
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 123.
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- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.