German SS officer Josef Dietrich with officers of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, Russia, 21 Mar 1942

Caption     German SS officer Josef Dietrich with officers of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, Russia, 21 Mar 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archives
Identification Code   Bild 101III-Gayk-006-07A
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Photos on Same Day 21 Mar 1942
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Sep 2011 09:09:09 PM

Mixed group of SS-Officers with SS-General Josef Dietrich in center. The Generals awards are two Iron Crosses, and what looks like a 1st pattern party eagle.
Other officer ranks look like they are 1st Lieutenants and 2nd Lieutenants that I can identify.
Many have been awarded the infantry assault badge, wound badge and w/Iron Cross ribbon on lapels,
SS-Eagle on upper left sleeve, Adolf Hitler Cuffbands, variations of the field-gray uniform and SS-Totenkopf or death's head insingia on the peak service cap.
Interesting that none of them are armed with pistols.

SS-General Josef Dietrich withdrew westward toward American troops, to surrender rather than to the Russians.
In 1946, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison, and was released in 1956 after serving 10 years.
2. Jessica says:
19 Feb 2012 09:27:42 AM

The man in the middle is my great grandfather
3. GK says:
2 Nov 2022 02:38:19 AM

The photo dates from the spring of 1942. Dietrich inspected his assault gun detachment (Sturmgesch├╝tz-Abteilung). Shown from left to right are: SS-Hauptsturmf├╝hrer Heinz von Westernhagen, SS-Hauptsturmf├╝hrer Karl-Heinz Prinz, SS-Obersturmf├╝hrer Dr. Wolfgang Rabe, Dietrich, SS-Obersturmf├╝hrer Emil Wiesemann, SS-Hauptsturmf├╝hrer Max W├╝nsche, SS-Obersturmf├╝hrer Karl Rettlinger und SS-Obersturmf├╝hrer Max Tischendorf.

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