8 April 1910|
21 February 1945
|Years of service||1936–45|
|Rank||Major der Reserve|
|Commands held||II./Jäger-Regiment 1 "Brandenburg"|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Max Wandrey (8 April 1910 – 21 February 1945) was a highly decorated Major der Reserve 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
- Iron Cross (1939)
- Eastern Front Medal
- Infantry Assault Badge
- German Cross in Gold (13 May 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
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