German Waffen-SS General Walter Krüger with a Tiger I heavy tank and an anti-aircraft gun vehicle of his 2nd SS Panzer Division 'Das Reich', Kharkov, Ukraine, 20 Apr 1943

Caption   German Waffen-SS General Walter Krüger with a Tiger I heavy tank and an anti-aircraft gun vehicle of his 2nd SS Panzer Division 'Das Reich', Kharkov, Ukraine, 20 Apr 1943 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101III-Zschaeckel-197-09
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 30 Mar 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Feb 2011 02:35:13 PM

I THOUGHT SOMEONE FRONT OFFICE SHOULD WISH YOU LUCK!... Another pep talk to the troops atop Tiger 812 named "Tiki" an acronym for a girlfriend Theresa-Katrin or Theresa Kristine. Vehicle in the background, looks like it could be a Sd.Kfz 7/1 mounting a quad-20mm Flackvierling 38. The name (Vierling) means quadruple/four barreled weapon. The 20mm flak could fire automatically or on Semi-automatic each weapon used a 20 round magazine with a rate of fire of 1400rpm or 800rpm combat use. Weapons could fire in pairs or altogether crew eight troops and could traverse 360 degrees. The last Sd.Kfz 7/1's were bult in February 1945.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Feb 2011 07:12:08 PM

OOPS!.............. Messed up that header, the line should have been. Gotta proof read more. I THOUGHT SOMEONE FROM THE FRONT OFFICE SHOULD WISH YOU LUCK.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Feb 2011 11:03:22 AM

ACHTUNG! NOW ABOUT THAT KHARKOV THING... SSPzGren.Div.Obergruppenfuhrer Walter Kruger addresses the troops, Born 1890-Died 1945 also Commander of the VI. Waffern Armeekorps der SS. Committed suicide fourteen days after the Surrender of Germany, while retreating to avoid capture by the Russians. If the General leans any further forward, his aide-de camp better catch him!... Aide-de camp (French for camp assistant) Adjutant
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Feb 2011 07:09:34 PM

Those rings on the barrel mean "Tiki" has three kills to her credit.
5. Lucian says:
6 Mar 2011 06:00:28 AM

Tiger 812 commanded by SS-Unterscharführer Heinrich Warnick, clearly visible in the photo and soon to be transfered to the 'new' Panthers where he would rack up another 77 kills.

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