Waffen-SS Prisoner of War: ϟϟ-Pz.Gren.Reg. 37 (Operation Cobra)

Officer identified as SS-Ustuf. Kurt Peters in III.Battalion/SS-Pz.Gren.Reg. 37
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 CobraThe 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.


  1. Anonymous26/9/15

    Most decorated unit USA army is one of Japs.Enough said.

  2. Bakercp11711/5/18

    The book "Breakout from Normandy" by Mark Bando 1999 goes into some detail on this Notre Dame de Cenilly Robert Capa photo. The book relates that this SS officer POW wearing the overcoat could possibly be the same man that was butt-stroked in the head after being taken prisoner.