Schnelle Gruppe Knittel

1.SS-Panzerdivision Leibstandarte SS
This image taken at the Kaiserbaracke Crossroads (Rollbahn E) on December 18 1944 is from a captured German PK film. Most likely a stage publicity shot. The SS-Grenadiers in these famous stills are often captioned being “SS-Unterscharf├╝hrer Ochsner” and “SS-Oberscharf├╝hrer Persin” of the 1.SS-Panzer-Division's reconnaissance unit on the southern route of the German counter-attack in the Ardennes. However, SS-Panzer-Aufklarungs-Abteilung.1 veterans having no memories of either of them. Nor are they listed in the Volksbund database or in the address lists of the Truppenkameradschaft. Credit: Ruimteaapje. Image source: U.S. War Department Film.

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  1. yes, thats true. even today this entire area of the Kaiserbaracke is a construction company area for buildings and vehicles....all the trees behind these mystery men is gone. This is classic photos about KG Knittel.... Also notice the American Tanker soft cap that the driver is wearing...and the missing headlight on the Schwimmwagen and the broken winter with the rubber liner for the glass laying on the surface under the window.