ϟϟ-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 (Ardenne Abbey)

12.SS-Panzerdivision Hitlerjugend
SS-Schütze Sepp Bund, Klaus Schuh (MG 42 Gunner) and Günther Hamel being awarded the EKII for actions on June 9 1944. This photograph is taken in the orchard of the Ardenne Abbey (l'Abbaye d'Ardennel) near Caen, HQ of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 at June 12 1944. These young soldiers held their positions in the trenches tenaciously, defying all attacks by the enemy who was so very superior in numbers and materials. Both Bund and Schuh were killed in action on June 26 1944 near Cheux. Only Hamel made it out alive. They were all born in 1926. Photo by SS-Kriegsberichter Wilfried Woscidlo. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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