Schwere ϟϟ-Panzer-Abteilung 101 of 1.ϟϟ-Panzerkorps

SS-Sturmbannführer Heinrich Kling
SS-Hauptscharführer Hans Höflinger
The schwere SS-Panzerabteilung 101 was attached to the I.SS-Panzerkorps. It was tasked with holding the area of Caen and distinguished themselves during the fighting defeating a British armoured breakthrough near the village of Villers-Bocage and played a major role in the halting of the British Epsom and Goodwood operations. Notable members: SS-Obersturmführer Karl Möbius (credited with 125 destroyed enemy tanks), SS-Sturmbannführer Heinrich Kling (credited with 51 destroyed enemy tanks), SS-Unterscharführer Karl-Heinz Warmbrunn (credited with 57 destroyed enemy tanks), SS-Obersturmführer Helmut Max Ernst Wendorff (credited with 84 destroyed enemy tanks), SS-Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann (credited with 138 destroyed enemy tanks) and SS-Oberscharführer Balthasar Bobby Woll (credited with 100+ destroyed enemy tanks). Left image: Knight's cross holder SS-Sturmbannführer Heinrich Kling. Private collection. Right image: The schwere SS-Panzerabteilung 101 also possessed experienced section leaders. Picture shows SS-Hauptscharführer Hans Höflinger of Michael Wittmann's second Kompanie. He commanded Panzerkampfwagen Tiger n°213 in Normandy. Photo by Scheck, France 1944. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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