|Born||23 June 1917|
|Died||18 January 1945(aged 27)|
|Place of birth||Arneburg|
|Place of death||Poland|
|Years of service||1939–45|
|Unit||3rd Panzer Division|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Friedrich Brandt (23 June 1917 – 18 January 1945) was a German infantry commander and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
Oberleutnant Brandt received the Knight’s Cross during his division’s battles in the Caucasus. In the words of the German press, “Oberleutnant Friedrich Brandt… advanced ahead of the lead company in a reconnaissance vehicle and drove into the enemy aggressively, laying extraordinarily good groundwork for the continuation of the combat operations.”
Awards & decorations
- Iron Cross
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 20 August 1942 as Chef 3./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 39
- Veterans of the 3rd Panzer Division (2012). Armoured Bears: Volume Two. Stackpole Books. p. 90.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.