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Dr. Ing.
Wilhelm Brandt
Nickname Wim
Born (1900-05-22)May 22, 1900
Died July 15, 1941(1941-07-15) (aged 41)
Place of birth Wesel, Germany
Place of death Gorki Tushkeva
Buried at Shchatkava cemetery (53°12′49″N 29°10′16″E / 53.21361°N 29.17111°E / 53.21361; 29.17111Coordinates: 53°12′49″N 29°10′16″E / 53.21361°N 29.17111°E / 53.21361; 29.17111)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen-SS
Years of service 1936–1941
Rank SS-Obersturmbannführer
Service number SS-Nr. 171.670
Unit SS-Division "Reich"
Commands held SS Regiment 11
Battles/wars Second Battle of Nanawa
Awards SS-Totenkopfring, Iron Cross (1914), 2nd class
Spouse(s) Adele Brandt

Dr. Ing. Wilhelm Reni Brandt was a German military officer and engineer known for his writings and developments in the fields of camouflage and tank warfare. Among other developments, Brandt was responsible for a type of camouflage clothing and helmet covers issued to the Waffen SS.[1] Brandt also wrote a number of works on armored warfare theory, beginning in 1924.[2] In the early 1930s, Brandt participated in the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay, assisting the Bolivian side.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Norbert Számvéber (14 March 2012). Waffen-SS Armour in Normandy: The Combat History of SS Panzer Regiment 12 and SS Panzerjäger Abteilung 12, Normandy 1944, based on their original war diaries. Helion and Company. pp. 134–. ISBN 978-1-907677-24-3. http://books.google.com/books?id=7t7ZAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA134. 
  2. David T. Zabecki Ph.D. (28 October 2014). Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History. ABC-CLIO. pp. 331–. ISBN 978-1-59884-981-3. http://books.google.com/books?id=rCWMBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA331. 
  3. Alejandro Quesada (22 November 2011). The Chaco War 1932-35: South America's Greatest Modern Conflict. Osprey Publishing. pp. 34, 42. ISBN 978-1-84908-416-1. 

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