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Eduard Brunner
Born (1918-12-08)8 December 1918
Died 13 May 2006(2006-05-13) (aged 87)
Place of birth Munich
Place of death Munich
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Flag of Germany.png West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–1945
1960–1975
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held I./Grenadier-Regiment 62
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eduard Brunner (8 December 1918 – 13 May 2006) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. 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. Eduard Brunner joined the Bundeswehr in 1960 and retired in 1975 as an Oberstleutnant.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 125.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.
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