Albert Brux

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Albert Brux
Born (1907-11-11)11 November 1907
Lauban
Died 16 December 2001(2001-12-16) (aged 94)
Mainz
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1926–1945
Rank Oberst
Commands held 17. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Albert Brux (11 November 1907 – 16 December 2001) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Albert Brux was captured by Soviet forces in January 1945, he was held until 1956.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 87.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 125.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Kurowski, Franz (2010). Panzer Grenadier Aces:German Mechanized Infantrymen in WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA USA:Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-0656-8
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Rudolf Demme
Commander of 17th Panzer Division
2 December 1944 – 19 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Theodor Kretschmer