ϟϟ-Panzergrenadier-Division „Leibstandarte ϟϟ“

SS-Panzergrenadierdivision Leibstandarte SS
Three SS-Panzer officers in front of their Panzerkampfwagen Tiger in Kharkov in the fall of 1943. Officers from left to right are SS-Untersturmführer Helmut “Bubi” Wendorff, killed in action on August 14 1944 west of Merzieres in France, at the time of his death he had been credited with 84 tank kills, SS-Obersturmführer Waldemar Schütz, survived the war and died on September 9 1999 in Raubling in Rosenheim, Germany and the tank ace SS-Untersturmführer Michael Wittmann, killed in action on August 8 1944 in Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil in Normandy, France, at the time of his death he had been credited with 138 tank kills and 132 anti-tank gun kills. Wittmann became a cult figure after the war thanks to his accomplishments as a panzer ace as part of the portrayal of the Waffen-SS in popular culture. Image: Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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