Alfred Bruer

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Alfred Bruer
Born 4 November 1897
Schwäbisch Gmünd
Died 12 February 1976(1976-02-12) (aged 78)
Schwäbisch Gmünd
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–20
1936–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 155
21. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Alfred Bruer (4 November 1897 – 12 February 1976) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht who briefly commanded the 21. Panzer-Division. 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. Alfred Bruer was captured by Allied troops following the fall of Tunisia in 1943. He was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 125.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Georg von Bismarck
Commander of 21. Panzer-Division
21 July 1942 - 1 August 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Georg von Bismarck