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Wilhelm Brennecke
Born 9 August 1918
Died 4 March 1998(1998-03-04) (aged 79)
Place of birth Wipshausen
Place of death Peine
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1935–1936)
Luftwaffe (1936–1945)
Years of service 1935-1945
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Kampfgeschwader 55
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Insurance Agent

Wilhelm Brennecke (9 August 1918 – 4 March 1998) was a German Luftwaffe bomber pilot 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.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 123.
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.

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