✠ Dietrich Kraiß (16 November 1889 – 2 August 1944) Died of wounds south of St. Lo, Normandy, France. RK 23.07.1942 Generalmajor Kdr 168. Inf.Div [549. EL] 11.08.1944 Generalleutnant Kdr 352. Inf.Div
Waffen SS Sturmbannführer Siegfried Brosow. Commander of the 1st Company of the Das Reich Pionier battalion. Became the commander of the Divisional staff in October 1943. After the fall, he was taken captive by the Russians and kept prisoner until 1955. Back in Germany, he became a school teacher. He died in 2008. Brosow was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 November 1944.
Rare photo of SS-Oberführer Oskar Paul Dirlewanger,one of the most notorious murderers to wear the SS uniform. A psychopathic killer and child molester, founder and commanding officer of the notorious "Dirlewnager Brigade," manned by felons lifted out of prison,Dirlewanger associated himself with an unending stream of indescribable atrocities that moved even many senior SS commanders to demand his demotion and court martial.Postwar, Dirlewanger was taken POW and died while in captivity in…
✠ Egon Albrecht (19 May 1918 – 25 August 1944) was a Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. Albrecht claimed 25 aerial victories, 10 over the Western Front and 15 over the Eastern Front. On 25 August 1944 Albrecht was intercepted by USAAF P-51 Mustang fighters and shot down in his Bf 109G-14 near Creil. Albrecht managed to bale out of his stricken aircraft but was dead when found on the ground. ✠
Walter "Graf Punski" Krupinski (11 November 1920 – 7 October 2000) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace of World War II and a senior West German air force officer after the war. He was one of the highest-scoring pilots, credited with 197 victories in 1,100 sorties. He was called by his fellow pilots Graf Punski (Count Punski) due to his Prussian origins. Krupinski was one of the first to fly the Me 262 jet fighter in combat as a member of the famous aces squadron JV 44 led by Adolf Galland.
SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Kurt Meyer (Summer 1941). Nicknamed "Panzer Meyer" (1910-1961), he served as an officer in the Waffen-SS during the World War II. He saw action in the invasion of France, Operation Barbarossa, and the Battle of Normandy. After the war, he was put on trial for war crimes relating to the shooting of Allied prisoners in Normandy, for which he was sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. He petitioned for clemency and was released in 1954.
✠ Egon Mayer (19 August 1917 – 2 March 1944) Shot down by P-47 Thunderbolt escort fighters near Montmédy, France. RK 01.08.1941 Leutnant Flugzeugführer i. d. III./JG 2 + 16.04.1943 [232. EL] Hauptmann Kdr III./JG 2 + 02.03.1944 [51. Sw] Oberstleutnant Kommodore JG 2
✠ Franz Eisenach (11 August 1918 – 21 August 1998)
Johannes "Macky" Steinhoff (15 septiembre 1913 a 21 febrero 1994) era un alemán Luftwaffe As del combatiente de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, y más tarde, un alto oficial de la Fuerza Aérea de Alemania Occidental y comandante militar de la OTAN. Jugó un papel importante en la reconstrucción de la posguerra Luftwaffe. También fue uno de los pilotos más anotador con 176 victorias, y uno de los primeros en volar el Messerschmitt Me 262 jet de combate en combate como miembro de la famosa ases…