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Fritz Witt on his 37th Birthday (which would be his last) with his faithful dog ‘Bulli’.

Fritz Witt 27 may 1908 14 june 1944 killed by an allied naval barrage

SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Fritz Witt who commanded the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend in Normandy

SS-Sturmbannführer Fritz Witt, SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche, and SS-Sturmbannführer Kurt Meyer of German 12th SS Panzer Division

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.

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SS-Sturmbannführer Fritz Witt, SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche, and SS-Sturmbannführer Kurt Meyer of German 12th SS Panzer Division

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.

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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.

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