Hermann Bracher

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Dr. agrar. Hermann Bracher
Born (1895-09-28)28 September 1895
Tübingen
Died 29 October 1974(1974-10-29) (aged 79)
Tübingen
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–1919
1937–1945
Rank Oberst
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 480
Infanterie-Regiment 460
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr. agrar. Hermann Julius Bracher[Note 1] (28 September 1895 – 29 October 1974) was a highly decorated Oberst in the German military during World War I and 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. Hermann Bracher was captured by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration in 1944. He was a prisoner of war in the Soviet forced labour camp Vorkuta (Воркута) north of the Polar circle in Siberia. Unlike most of his fellow prisoners, he survived and returned home to his wife and four children to Tübingen on 2 January 1954.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Bracher had been recommended for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves on 3 March 1944. The nomination was rejected on 6 March 1944.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German a Doctorate in agricultural science is abbreviated as Dr.-agrar. or Dr.-agr. (Doctor-agronomiae).

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e Thomas and Wegmann 1993, p. 16.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Thomas and Wegmann 1993, p. 17.
  3. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 55.
  4. ^ 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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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; Wegmann, Günter (1993). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 3: Br–Bu [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 3: Br–Bu] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1734-3. 

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