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CDR Albrecht Brandi

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CDR Albrecht Brandi

Birth
Dortmund, Stadtkreis Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 6 Jan 1966 (aged 51)
Cologne, Stadtkreis Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Dortmund, Stadtkreis Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Memorial ID 13752461 View Source

German U-Boat Commander: Brandi was one of the most highly decorated officer in the Kriegsmarine, only he and Wolfgang Luth received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, the highest order of decoration during the war. Brandi gave much of the credit to his crew, and was quoted as saying "The commander wears his medals for the crew". On January 6, 1966 Albrecht Brandi died of an illness in Dortmund. Officers from the Bundesmarine (German postwar Navy) stood as honor guard at his funeral. Some crew mates from U617 were also present. The final words were spoken by his crew mate Reinhard Suhren. He described Brandi as a "Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel"(Knight without fear or failings).

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  • Created by: Mark S
  • Added: 27 Mar 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13752461
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13752461/albrecht-brandi : accessed ), memorial page for CDR Albrecht Brandi (20 Jun 1914–6 Jan 1966), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13752461, citing Hauptfriedhof, Dortmund, Stadtkreis Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ; Maintained by Mark S (contributor 46591236) .