|SS-Hauptscharführer Alfred Günther|
ϟϟ-Untersturmführer der Waffen-SS Günther
Alfred Günther (April 25 1917 – June 15 1944) from Magdeburg commanded 3.Kompanie of SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1 of the 1.SS-Panzer-Division Leibstandarte SS and became the first member of the unit to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He was later transferred to the schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 where he commanded Tiger n°331. Each Panzerkampfwagen Tiger was given a three-figure turret number – the first signified the company, the second the platoon, and the third the individual vehicle number. He was killed in Évrecy in Normandy when his Tiger was hit by an aircraft bomb on June 15 1944. SS-Untersturmführer Alfred Günthers grave is in War Graves cemetery at La Cambe: Block 30 Row 8 grave 303. Image: Alfred Günther as SS-Hauptscharführer after receiving his Knight's Cross in June 1943. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Johan King. Commons: Bundesarchiv.
Labels: B8: Knights in Normandy 1944