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Günter Braake
Born (1921-04-10)10 April 1921
Died 21 May 2016(2016-05-21) (aged 95)
Place of birth Visselhövede, Lower Saxony, Germany
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Führer I. / Grenadier-Regiment 422 / 126. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günter Braake (10 April 1921 – 21 May 2016) was a German officer who served during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Braake died in May 2016 at the age of 95.[1]

Military careerEdit

AwardsEdit

Iron Cross Second Class
Iron Cross First Class
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 27 August 1944 as Oberleutnant and deputy leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 422[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. "WW2 Awards". Günter Braake. http://www.ww2awards.com/person/28627. 
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 141.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 237.

BibliographyEdit

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986] (in German). 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]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
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