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Kurt Meyer, commander of the Leibstandarte’s reconnaissance battalion, receiving the Oak Leaves to the Knight’s Cross from Adolf Hitler on 25 February 1943 at the Führerhauptquartier Werwolf in Vinnytsia.

Kurt Meyer, commander of the Leibstandarte’s reconnaissance battalion, receiving the Oak Leaves to the Knight’s Cross from Adolf Hitler on 25 February 1943 at the Führerhauptquartier Werwolf in Vinnytsia.

Kurt "Panzer" Meyer Known for his bold and aggressive leadership, one of the most highly decorated German soldiers of ww2. Successively commanding a motorcycle company, a reconnaissance battalion, a grenadier regiment, and the Hitler Youth Panzer Division, Meyer saw intense combat across Europe: the  Poland, the fall of France,Balkans and Greece, the bitter fighting on the Eastern Front and Normandy, where he fell into allied hands

While this site has always been dedicated to Kurt Meyer,the Waffen SS,and the Wehrmacht,it is also being opened up to all the fun things I enjoy,plus whatever I run across that catches my eye!

Theodor Eicke  Kommandant at Dachau (1933-1934.)  One of the most brutal men in the concentration camp system, he became the Inspector of Concentration Camps, after his stint at Dachau.  He later served in the SS Totenkopf Division and assumed command of that formation.  He was a winner of the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves; he was killed when his aircraft was shot down in Russia on February 26, 1943.

✠ Theodor Eicke October 1892 – 26 February While performing a battlefield reconnaissance his aircraft was shot down,

Christian Tychsen. Obersturmbannführer in the Waffen SS with the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, he was later awarded the Oak Leaves. August 1943.

Knight’s Cross winner SS-Sturmbannführer Christian Tychsen won the award in March 1943 while commanding II. Abteilung, SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 of the ‘Das Reich’ Division and in October that year.

Kurt Meyer,playing with what looks like a dog's  tail 2

Kurt Meyer, playing with a dog. Behind him Gerd Bremer.

At the building of l'Abbaye d'Ardenne (Ardenne Abbey), regimental command post of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 / 12.SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend"

At Ardenne Abbey, Normandy, regimental command post of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend), late June

“Hitlerjugend” near Caen, France, June 1944.

“SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche, commander of the SS-Panzer-Regiment in the turret of his Panther on 7 June The Allied invasion of France had begun early on the morning of 6 June but it was the middle of the afternoon before.

SS Debout à droite: Kurt Meyer. Dans le side car: Fritz Witt.

Kurt Meyer ( r ) ,Fritz Witt ( l ) and Max Wunsche bending over the motorcycle

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