Max Wandrey

Max Wandrey

Max Wandrey
Born (1910-04-08)8 April 1910
Died 21 February 1945(1945-02-21) (aged 34)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Major der Reserve
Commands held II./Jäger-Regiment 1 "Brandenburg"

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 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


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 413.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 354.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World war 2
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945