Deutsches Kreuz DIVISION BRANDENBURG DIVISION BRANDENBURG - Nachlass Major Max Wandrey, Kommandeur des 2. Bataillons im Jäger-Regiment 1 in der Panzergrenadierdivision „Brandenburg”, 787. Träger des Eichenlaubs zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes.

Max Wandrey war einer der tapfersten Offizierein der bekannten Sondertruppe der Abwehr – den Brandenburgern, welche in denletzten Kriegsjahren zur Panzergrenadierdivision erweitert wurde. Seine Tatenerheben ihn in die Reihe der erfolgreichsten Frontoffiziere, was durch seinehohen Auszeichnungen belegt wurde. Bereits 1942 mit dem Deutschen Kreuz in Goldausgezeichnet, erhielt Wandrey für seinen verdienten Kampfeinsatz als Chef der11. Kompanie am 9. 1. 1944 in Griechenland das Ritterkreuz zum Eisernen Kreuz undals Kommandeur des 2. Bataillons am 16. 3. 1945 posthum das Eichenlaub. Wandreyverstarb am 21. 2. 1945 nach einer schweren Verwundung in einem Lazarett inKruschwitz/Sachsen.-

-GroßeVerleihungsurkunde zum Deutschen Kreuz in Gold an Max Wandrey. Datiert 13. 5. 1942, mit OU Generalfeldmarschall Keitel. DazuVorläufiges BZ zum Deutschen Kreuz in Gold. Datiert 13. 5. 1942, mit OUGeneralfeldmarschall Keitel. Übersendungsschreiben zur Urkunde des DeutschenKreuzes. Datiert 15. 4. 1943. Beigefügt ein schönes Foto des Beliehenen mit DKund Ritterkreuz.

-Tagesbefehlder Division Brandenburg über die Verleihung des Eichenlaubs zum Ritterkreuzdes Eisernen Kreuzes. Datiert v. 17. 3. 1945.

-Beileidsschreiben des Divisionskommandeurs Brandenburgv. 1. 3. 1945 an die Witwe des Gefallenen mit Mitteilung über die Einreichungzum Eichenlaub des Ritterkreuzes zum Eisernen Kreuz.

-Abschrift des Fernschreibens des Führers zurVerleihung des Eichenlaubs zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes v. 16. 3. 1945.

-Abschrift des Fernschreibens von GeneraloberstSchörner zur Verleihung des Eichenlaubs. Datiert 19. 3. 1945.

-Glückwunschschreiben zum Eichenlaub desRitterkreuzes zum Eisernen Kreuzes. Datiert v. 23. 3. 1945 mit OU des Chefs desGeneralstabs des Heeres Guderian.

-Zeitungsberichte zur Verleihung desRitterkreuzes. Dazu ein schönes Trägerfoto Max Wandreys.

- Schreiben v. 19. 3. 1945des Divisionskommandeurs GM Schulte-Geuthans mit Mitteilung über die Verleihungdes Eichenlaubs und die Übersendung des Ärmelbands „Brandenburg“ an die Witwedes Gefallenen Max Wandrey.

Extrem seltenes Dokument zur Geschichte desÄrmelbandes der Division Brandenburg.

-Konvolut20 Fotos von Max Wandrey sowie Kameraden der Brandenburger und ihrenEinsatzorten. Teilweise Ablichtungen Wandreys mitRitterkreuz.

Fotokonvolut von einmaliger Seltenheit. Fotosdieser Truppe sind bisher kaum im Handel vorgekommen.

Von großem historischen Interesse.

- Konvolut Auszeichnungenund Dokumente Max Wandreys, Eichenlaubträger der Division Brandenburg:

- Besitzzeugnis zum Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen. Datiert 29. 7. 1940.

Verleihungsurkunde zum Eisernen Kreuz 2. Klasse. Datiert 1. 6. 1940, mit OUGeneralleutnant und Divisionskommandeur v. Briessen.

Verleihungsurkunde zum Eisernen Kreuz 1. Klasse 1939. Datiert 7. 8. 1941, mitOU Generalleutnant Seifert.

Besitzzeugnis zum Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz. Datiert 1. 10. 1940, mit OUOberst v. Randow.

Dazu Foto seiner Grabstelle und 2 Leutnants-Schulterstücke.

Aus dem Besitz eines der legendären „Brandenburger“von großer Seltenheit.


DIVISION BRANDENBURG - Grouping from the Estate of Major Max Wandrey, Kommander of the 2nd Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 1, Panzergrenadier Division "Brandenburg”. The 787th recipient of the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.



Wandrey was one of the bravest officers in the well known special forces of the Abwehr: the Brandenburgers, which was expanded into a Panzergrenadier Division in the last years of the war. His actions elevated him into the ranks of one of the most successful combat commanders, which was evidenced by his many military decorations for valor. Already awarded the German Cross in gold in 1942, Wandrey received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his valor in combat as the commander of the 11th company on 9 January 1944 in Greece and as commander of the 2nd Battalion on 16 March 1945 posthumously the oak leaves. Wandrey died on 21. 2. 1945 after a serious wound in a hospital in Kruschwitz/Saxony. The grouping consists of the following: 


- Large award document for the German Cross in Gold to Max Wandrey dated 13. 5. 1942, features original signature of Field Marshal Keitel. 

- Preliminary award document for the German Cross in Gold dated 13. 5. 1942, features original signature of Field Marshal keitel. Included is the certified receipt for the document dated 15. 4. 1943 and a beautiful photograph of Wandrey with German Cross and Knight's Cross.

- Order of the Day from the Brandenburg division for the award of the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, dated 17. 3. 1945.

- Condolence letter from the Commander of the Brandenburg Division, dated 1. 3. 1945 to Wandrey's widow. She is also being notified that her husband has been recommended for the Oak Leaves to the Knight's cross of the Iron Cross.

- Copy of the Führer's telex for the award of the Oak leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, dated 16. 3. 1945.

- Copy of the telex from Colonel General Schörner for the award of the oak leaves, dated 19. 3. 1945.

- Congratulatory letter for the Oak Leaves of the Knight's cross to the Iron Cross, dated 23. 3. 1945 features the original signature of the chief of the General Staff of the army, Heinz Guderian.

- Newspaper reports on the award of the Knight's cross and a very attractive photo of the recipient, Max Wandrey.

- Letter dated March 19, 1945 from the division commander, Major General Schulte-Geuthans, informing Wandrey's widow that her husband has been awarded the oak leaves. The letter also notifies the widow that she is being sent a "Brandenburg" cuff title. 
Extremely rare document pertaining to the history of "Brandenburg" division cuff title.

- Group of 20 photos featuring Max Wandrey and his Brandenburger comrades in various combar settings. Also, photocopy of Wandrey with the Knight's Cross. Photo collection of unique rarity given the nature of the Brandenburger's classified missions.  

Of great historical interest.

- Group of awards and documents to Max Wandrey, Oak Leaves recipients of the Division Brandenburg:

- Preliminary award document for the infantry assault badge, dated 29. 7. 1940.

- Award document for the Iron Cross 2nd Class, dated 1. 6. 1940 with original signature of Lieutenant General and Division Commander v. Briessen.

– Award document for the Iron cross 1st class dated, dated 7. 8. 1941 with signature of Lieutenant General Seifert.

- Preliminary award document for the Black Wound Badge, dated 1. 10. 1940 with original signature of Colonel v. Randow.

- Photograph of his gravesite with two lieutenant's shoulder boards.

From the estate of one of the legendary "Brandenburgers" and of great rarity.


Max Wandrey was one of the bravest officers in the well known special forces of the Abwehr: the Brandenburgers, which was expanded into a Panzergrenadier Division in the last years of the war. His actions elevated him into the ranks of one of the most successful combat commanders, which was evidenced by his many military decorations for valor. Already awarded the German Cross in gold in 1942, Wandrey received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his valor in combat as the commander of the 11th company on 9 January 1944 in Greece and as commander of the 2nd Battalion on 16 March 1945 posthumously the oak leaves. Wandrey died on 21. 2. 1945 after a serious wound in a hospital in Kruschwitz/Saxony. The grouping consists of the following: 

- Large award document for the German Cross in Gold to Max Wandrey dated 13. 5. 1942, features original signature of Field Marshal Keitel. 

- Preliminary award document for the German Cross in Gold dated 13. 5. 1942, features original signature of Field Marshal keitel. Included is the certified receipt for the document dated 15. 4. 1943 and a beautiful photograph of Wandrey with German Cross and Knight's Cross.

- Order of the Day from the Brandenburg division for the award of the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, dated 17. 3. 1945.

- Condolence letter from the Commander of the Brandenburg Division, dated 1. 3. 1945 to Wandrey's widow. She is also being notified that her husband has been recommended for the Oak Leaves to the Knight's cross of the Iron Cross.

- Copy of the Führer's telex for the award of the Oak leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, dated 16. 3. 1945.

- Copy of the telex from Colonel General Schörner for the award of the oak leaves, dated 19. 3. 1945.

- Congratulatory letter for the Oak Leaves of the Knight's cross to the Iron Cross, dated 23. 3. 1945 features the original signature of the chief of the General Staff of the army, Heinz Guderian.

- Newspaper reports on the award of the Knight's cross and a very attractive photo of the recipient, Max Wandrey.

- Letter dated March 19, 1945 from the division commander, Major General Schulte-Geuthans, informing Wandrey's widow that her husband has been awarded the oak leaves. The letter also notifies the widow that she is being sent a "Brandenburg" cuff title. 
Extremely rare document pertaining to the history of "Brandenburg" division cuff title.

- Group of 20 photos featuring Max Wandrey and his Brandenburger comrades in various combar settings. Also, photocopy of Wandrey with the Knight's Cross. Photo collection of unique rarity given the nature of the Brandenburger's classified missions.  

Of great historical interest.

- Group of awards and documents to Max Wandrey, Oak Leaves recipients of the Division Brandenburg:

- Preliminary award document for the infantry assault badge, dated 29. 7. 1940.

- Award document for the Iron Cross 2nd Class, dated 1. 6. 1940 with original signature of Lieutenant General and Division Commander v. Briessen.

– Award document for the Iron cross 1st class dated, dated 7. 8. 1941 with signature of Lieutenant General Seifert.

- Preliminary award document for the Black Wound Badge, dated 1. 10. 1940 with original signature of Colonel v. Randow.

- Photograph of his gravesite with two lieutenant's shoulder boards.

From the estate of one of the legendary "Brandenburgers" and of great rarity.
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