Looking for info on Sturmann Wilhelm Arndt/Fuhrer Bunker

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Kameraden
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Looking for info on Sturmann Wilhelm Arndt/Fuhrer Bunker

Post by Kameraden » 08 Apr 2008 11:13

Hi

I am currently reading Soldiers of the Leibstandarte by Thomas Fischer.
One of the Vets from the Fuhrer Bunker stated that there was a Sturmann called Wilhelm Arndt and he was Hitlers Darling(The Vets words not mine) and Gunsche and Linge were jealous of his relationship with the Fuhrer.One of the reasons he stated that Hitler was fond of him was because he waS the euivalent of a Gefreiter which was HItlers rank in WW1.
Hitler would spend hours alone with him in his room/study talking.
He was apparently killed in April 45 when the plane he was in travelling to Berchdesgarden was shot down and all 12 occupants were killed.
The only other thing i know is he had the EKII.

Anyone have any more info?

Thanx/Danke

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Re: Looking for info on Sturmann Wilhelm Arndt/Fuhrer Bunker

Post by Halfdan S. » 08 Apr 2008 17:31

Wilhelm Arndt, was born 1913, from the Leibstandarte he was sent to the Dienerschule Pasing (servants-school), before coming to the Führerhauptquartier in 1943 - as I remember Hitler had four servants, all coming from the Leibstandarte, one was Heinz Linge off course - Arndts last rank was SS-Hauptscharführer. He was sent by Hitler to the south of Germany as an escort of some boxes with important documents, the plane crashed on its way to Ainring (airport at Salzburg) near the small village of Börnersdorf. The fake Hitler-diaries were supposed to have been part of this cargo. You can read of Hitlers reaction to the crash and Arndts death in Hans Baurs memoirs, aswell as you can read of Hitlers "fondness" for Arndt in Christa Schroeders memoirs.

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Re: Looking for info on Sturmann Wilhelm Arndt/Fuhrer Bunker

Post by Kameraden » 08 Apr 2008 21:36

Thank you Halfdan.

Much appreciated.

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