Fritz Witt (25 May 1908 – 14 June 1944) was a German Waffen-SS officer who served with the 1.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler before taking command of the 12.SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend. Witt was killed by an allied naval barrage in 1944.
Brigadefuhrer Fritz Witt carrying a floral tribute. This is from a series of colour photographs taken at the party given by the officers of his "Hitlerjugend" Division to mark his 36th birthday, 25 May, 1944. On 14 June, 1944, Witt suffered the unusual distinction (for a Waffen-SS general) of being killed when his divisional headquarters at Venoix, Normandy, was hit by a British naval barrage. Best regards, JR.
Waffen-SS Standartenfuhrer Fritz Witt (1908-1944) is pointing toward the target to Hauptsturmfuhrer Max Wünsche (1914-1995) in the village of Peresechnaya near Kharkov during bitter fighting with the Russians (February-March 1943). Witt was killed in Normandy. Wünsche was a battalion commander later captured by the Allies. He was released in 1948.