|SS-Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann|
ϟϟ-Hauptsturmführer der Waffen-SS Wittmann
Wittmann was killed on August 8 1944 while taking part in a counterattack ordered by SS-Brigadeführer Kurt Meyer (12.SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend) to retake tactically important high ground near the town of Saint-Aignan de Cramesnil. There is however considerable conflict surrounding the exact details of Wittman's death. The unmarked field grave of Tiger n°007's crew was discovered in 1983. It was possible to identify the remains by Wittmann's dental records and SS-Unterscharführer Heinrich Reimers (driver) identification tag. They were then reinterred together at the German war cemetery of La Cambe in France. Units: 1.SS-Panzer-Division Leibstandarte SS “Adolf Hitler” and Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101. Awards among others: Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Credit: Wikipedia. Image: Michael Wittmann as SS-Obersturmführer at Normandy on June 22 1944. N.A.R.A.
Labels: C:VI Knights in Normandy 1944