|Officer identified as SS-Ustuf. Kurt Peters in III.Battalion/SS-Pz.Gren.Reg. 37|
Waffen-SS Prisoner of War: ϟϟ-Pz.Gren.Reg. 37 (Operation Cobra)
This American propaganda image shows U.S. Army Military Policeman Lt. Paul Unger of the 2nd Armoured Division frisking an Waffen-SS officer during Operation Cobra. The French author Jean Claude Perrigault identifies the SS-Untersturmführer being taken prisoner by the U.S. Army as Kurt Peters who served in SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 37 of 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Götz von Berlichingen. The surviving parts of the division refitted in the Saar during September 1944 and took of manpower from Heer and Waffen-SS stragglers. The tactical marking of the division was the mailed fist of the knight Götz von Berlichingen. Image: photo taken by War photographer and photojournalist Robert Capa in Notre-Dame-de-Cenilly, South West of Saint-Lô, between July 27 – 29 1944. Public domain.