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Albert Brunner
Born 17 July 1918
Died 7 May 1943(1943-05-07) (aged 24)
Place of birth Mergentheim
Place of death Petsamo, Finland
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1940–1943
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Jagdgeschwader 5
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Albert Brunner (17 July 1918 – 7 May 1943) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. Brunner claimed 53 aerial victories, all over the Eastern Front. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Albert Brunner died on 7 May 1943 near Petsamo, Finland. Brunner died after his parachute failed to open.

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Citations
  1. Obermaier 1989, p. 95.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 147, 488.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 - 1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-065-6.
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 0-8041-1696-2.

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