SS-Sturmbannführer Fritz Witt, SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche, and SS-Sturmbannführer Kurt Meyer of German 12th SS Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend' in discussion, France, Jun 1944

Caption   SS-Sturmbannführer Fritz Witt, SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche, and SS-Sturmbannführer Kurt Meyer of German 12th SS Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend' in discussion, France, Jun 1944 ww2dbase
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Identification Code   Bild 146-1988-028-25A
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Sep 2011 02:34:20 PM

WE NEED TO REGROUP WE NEED THE TIME TO DO IT FALL BACK AND SET UP NEW DEFENSIVE POSITIONS BUT, THE FUHRER SAYS "NO RETREAT, NOT ONE MILLIMETER"! WE CAN'T HOLD, ITS INSANE... FRANCE IS LOST. GENTLEMAN, I THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO FINISH THAT LAST BOTTLE OF COGNAC JA! TO THE FATHERLAND!
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
25 Sep 2011 08:40:43 PM

DER KRIG WAS LANGST BESCHLOSSEN AMERIKANERN SIE SIND HIER! DIE WESTALLIIERTEN FRANZOSEN, ENGLANDER, KANADIER THE WAR WAS A FORGONE CONCLUSION AMERICANS ARE HERE! THE WESTERN ALLIES FRENCH, ENGLAND CANADIAN MY BEST IN GERMAN TO ENGLISH TRANSLATION. ANY CORRECTIONS WILL BE WELCOMED.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
15 Nov 2016 05:12:11 PM

THE FUHRER HAS ORDERED...NO RETREAT, NOT EVEN ONE MILLIMETER! File photograph shows SS-Officers from left to right Obersturmbannfuhere Max Wunsche /Lieutenant-Colonel. Brigadefuhrer/ Major-General Fritz Witt. Standartenfuhrer/Colonel Kurt Meyer
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Nov 2016 03:33:43 PM

WHAT WAS THE FATE OF THESE THREE SS-OFFICERS: Fritz Witt Born May 25, 1908 - Died June 14, 1944 KIA, Witt's divisional command post was hit by naval gunfire, hit in the face and killed by shrapnel. Joined the NSDAP Dec. 12, 1931 Max Wunsche Born April 20, 1916 - Died 1995 at age 80, Munich, Germany. Commander of the 12th SS taken POW in 1944 spent two years POW camp in Scotland. Released 1948 and returned to the Fatherland, Joined the SS in 1935 and was a member of the Nazi Party. Max Wunsche was once posted as an adjutant to Adolf Hitler from 1938 to 1940. Kurt "Panzer" Meyer Born Dec. 23, 1910 - Died Dec. 23, 1961. Joined the Leibstandarte SS in 1934, later captured Sept. 6, 1944 by Belgium partisans, later turned over to US Forces as POW. Meyer was seriously wounded and in need of medical attention. Later sent to POW camp in England. After the war, returned to Germany in winter of 1945 and tried under a military court, for war crimes, and sentenced to death but changed to life imprisonment. Released in 1951 and died at age 50 years old. I thank the editor/ww2db for allowing me to share my knowledge of WWII

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