|SS-Sturmbannführer Heinrich Kling|
Schwere ϟϟ-Panzer-Abteilung 101
The corps (Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101) 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). Image: Knight's cross holder SS-Sturmbannführer Heinrich Kling. Private collection.
Labels: C:V Normandy Invasion 1944