Bruno Freiherr von Brackel

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Bruno Franz Arnold Anton Freiherr von Brackel
Born 20 December 1911
Kassel
Died 13 August 1941(1941-08-13) (aged 29)
Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi, Ukraine
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934 - 1941
Rank Hauptmann (Posthumously)
Unit Panzer-Regiment 15
Battles/wars

Second World War

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Bruno Franz Arnold Anton Freiherr von Brackel [Note 1] (20 December 1911 – 13 August 1941) was a highly decorated officer of the Wehrmacht during the Second World War and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Brackel was killed on 13 August 1941, near Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi, Ukraine. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 23 August 1941 and promoted Captain (Hauptmann).

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a title, translated as Baron, not a first or middle name. The female forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 120.
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. 
  • 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. 

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