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Michael Wittman

Discussion in 'A Soldier's Story' started by Kelly War44, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Kelly War44

    Kelly War44 New Member

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    I will post the link to a site dedicated to one of, if not THE, greatest Tank Commanders of all time. It will do Him the rightful justice that I couldn't do.

    Michael Wittman

    Operation Epsom

    Enthuse:thumb:
     
  2. Dave War44

    Dave War44 Member

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    Two great links

    Enthusing here Kelly! :happy:
     
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    Jim New Member

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    Here are a couple of pictures i took at the grave of Whittman and 2 of his crew while visiting La Cambe German Military Cemetery in Normandy. His grave is the easiest to find in the Cemetery as it is the only one with so many flowers on or around it..

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    He was originally burried along with his crew at Gaumesnil near Cintheaux in an unmarked grave. In March of 1983 it was discovered during the construction of a road and was excavated. It was possible to identify the remains by Wittmann's dental records and Heinrich Reimers's (driver) identification tag.

    The resting place of:

    SS-Haupsturmführer Michael Wittmann (commander) 14/4/22 - 44/8/8 (30 years old)
    Unterscharführer Henrich Reimers (driver) 24/5/11 - 44/8/8 (20 years old)
    Unterscharführer Karl Wagner (observer) 20/5/31 - 44/8/8 (24 years old)

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