Tanks of the 5th SS division “Viking” (SS-Panzergrenadier-Division “Wiking”) load 88 mm armor-piercing-tracer rounds 8,8 Panzergranate Patr.39 Kw.K.36 fES in the Pz.Kpfw.VI “Tiger” during the battle of Kursk.
German Panzer Ace Waffen SS Captain Michale Wittman single handedly destroyed a British Battalion at Villers Bocage in his Tiger Tank - later killed by British and Canadian tanks, he was a daring tank commander
✠ Michael Wittmann (22 April 1914 – 8 August 1944) killed in action near the town of Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil. RK 14.01.1944 SS-Untersturmführer Zugführer i. d. 13.(s.)/SS-Pz.Rgt 1 “LSSAH” + [380. EL] 30.01.1944 SS-Untersturmführer Zugführer i. d. 13.(s.)/SS-Pz.Rgt 1 “LSSAH” + [71. Sw] 22.06.1944 SS-Obersturmführer Chef 2./s.SS-Pz.Abt 501
Kurt "Panzer" Meyer Known for his bold and aggressive leadership, one of the most highly decorated German soldiers of ww2. Successively commanding a motorcycle company, a reconnaissance battalion, a grenadier regiment, and the Hitler Youth Panzer Division, Meyer saw intense combat across Europe: the Poland, the fall of France,Balkans and Greece, the bitter fighting on the Eastern Front and Normandy, where he fell into allied hands
[Photo] German SS officers inspecting a Tiger I heavy tank, 1943