May 10, 2015

Michael Wittmann

Michael Wittmann
1. Studio photo of Wittmann taken shortly after he was awarded the
Oakleaf Cluster to his khight’s Cross on January 30, 1944. He was also
promoted to the rank of SS-Obersturmführer the same day.


Wittmann on his Tiger
2. Wittmann on his Tiger in May 1944.

Wittmann smoking with his men
3. Wittmann smoking with his men. Left to right: Hans Höflinger, 
Georg Lötzsch, Michael Wittmann, Karlheinz Warmbrunn 
and Body Woll. The action took place in May 1944.

Wittmann smoking with his men
4. Wittmann just after receiving the Swords to his Knight’s 
Cross and promotion to SS-Hauptsturmführer on June 22, 1944.

Wittmann with Adolf Hitler
5. Wittmann was flown to Berchtesgaden on June 25, 1944, 
to be officially presented the Crossed Swords to the Knight’s Cross 
by Adolf Hitler.


Michael Wittmann's grave
6. Grave of Michael Wittmann and his crew
in La Cambe Cemetery, France.


Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-2004-0131/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-299-1802-08/Scheck/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
3. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-299-1802-05/Scheck/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
4. Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1983-108-29/Woscidlo, Wilfried/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
5. Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1987-074-33/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
6. Matthijs, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons



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