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Tiger I heavy tank and crew of the German 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler in Northern France, spring 1944, photo 2 of 2

Caption   Tiger I heavy tank and crew of the German 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler in Northern France, spring 1944, photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-299-1805-03
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PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I'   Main article  Photos  
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 24 Jan 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Feb 2011 09:37:02 PM


The Kommandaut looking over his outdated French tour book, says here, lower-cost hotels in France have guest parking, and often feature bidet, is that some type of French pastry? or some French fish? Say does anyone here understand French?

Bill says:
bidet low-mounted plumbing fixture or type of sink, it can also be used for.. thats all I'm gonna say here...
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Feb 2011 07:46:50 PM


Heinz von Westernhagen Battalion commander, officer with leather overcoat looking at his maps briefs his platoon leaders during exercises 3rd Kompanie sSS.Pz.Abt.501 France May 1944
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Feb 2011 08:02:21 PM

Photo taken during field exercises east of Amiens, France May 1944.
Heinz von Westernhagen Battalion Commander,
his brother Rolf Westernhagen platoon leader
3rd Kompanie sSS.Pz.Abt.501
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Feb 2011 12:07:58 PM

I try to maintain complete historical accuracy in ww2db, reflects subjects from a specific period in history.
At times, I've expressed conjecture,theories and some technical observations, gazed into my crystal ball, and taken some liberties with humor. I thank the editor/ww2db for allowing me to do this.
5. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
17 Feb 2011 04:36:36 PM

And we thank you for sharing your knowledge, Bill!
6. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Apr 2011 02:21:11 PM


Heinz von Westernhagen, shot himself after
being relieved of his command. True or False
we'll never really know, he still suffered from a head wound received during Operation Zitadelle in Russia. He died March 20th 1945
was it the stress of combat or his wounds
that took its toll.

His brother Rolf von Westernhagen surrendered
to US forces, in 1945 and was turned over to the Russians, and sent to a labor camp in Siberia for eleven years until his release in 1956.
7. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Jan 2017 09:23:55 AM


Heinz von Westernhagen facing center w/map and great coat, of Leibstandarte 3rd Company, briefing tank commanders, East of Amiens, France May 1944

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