Max Wandrey

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Max Wandrey
Born (1910-04-08)8 April 1910
Hamburg
Died 21 February 1945(1945-02-21) (aged 34)
Krauschwitz
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Major of the Reserves
Commands held II./Jäger-Regiment 1 "Brandenburg"
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Max Wandrey (8 April 1910 – 21 February 1945) was a highly decorated Major of the Reserves of the Brandenburgers in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Max Wandrey was wounded on 20 February 1945 after hitting a landmine. He died on 21 February 1945 and was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 16 March 1945.

Awards and decorations

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 413.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 496.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 354.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.

Bibliography

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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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