|SS-Hauptscharführer Alfred Günther|
ϟϟ-Untersturmführer der Waffen-SS Günther
Alfred Günther (April 25 1917 – June 15 1944) from Magdeburg after receiving his Knight's Cross in June 1943, he was later promoted SS-Untersturmführer. Günther, commanded 3.Kompanie/1.SS-Sturmgeschütz Abteilung (Assault Gun Battalion)/1.SS-Panzer-Division Leibstandarte SS and became the first member of the unit to be awarded the Knight's Cross. He was later transferred to Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 (SS Heavy Panzer Battalion 101) and commanded a Tiger Panzer in 3.Zug/3.Kompanie. He was killed in Évrecy, Normandy when his Tiger was hit by an aircraft bomb on June 15 1944. Alfred Günthers grave is in War Graves cemetery at La Cambe: Block 30 Row 8 grave 303. Image: Alfred Günther with rank as an SS-Hauptscharführer. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Johan King. Commons: Bundesarchiv.
Labels: C:VI Knights in Normandy 1944