Michael Wittmann starting Point Aug8 1944

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Michael Kenny
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Re: Michael Wittmann starting Point Aug8 1944

Post by Michael Kenny » 29 May 2019 00:54


There is a brief Canadian War Diary reference to a knocked out Tiger (with dead crew member) in the area where '231' came to rest.

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Re: Michael Wittmann starting Point Aug8 1944

Post by headwest » 03 Jun 2019 15:00

Thank you MK! I think that all points towards Gunter and 231. thank you for circling it as well!

its pretty amazing if he was discovered by the Allied troops that his name tag was intact, and after all these years he was identified and is in Le Cambre. I imagine he was temporarily buried somewhere and then moved, and the fact his name and ID were intact after all that is pretty amazing.

From what I have read here Tank commanders such as MW moved tanks often but the crew and loaders etc tended to stay with a tank. Is there any info on who was commanding 231 at this time in July? and who the crew was? how far into the archives do you need to go to find this out if possible?

thanks again! amazing what you all know!

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Re: Michael Wittmann starting Point Aug8 1944

Post by Howling Wolf » 12 Jun 2019 03:21

I have the following books that cover the subject of Michael Wittmann's exploits in and around Villers Bocage during the second week of June 1944 and his single Tiger Tank assault on a British armored column on 13 June which has proven to be exaggerated to say the least:

https://www.amazon.com/VILLERS-BOCAGE-N ... 30&sr=1-13

read:https://www.amazon.com/Villers-Bocage-T ... 130&sr=1-1

Another book, published by Heimdal in 2016, Is supposed to be the definitive account although like much of Heimdal's publications it is written in French text only. Sometimes they do an English text reprint depending upon the demand I would assume. Here is the book:

https://www.amazon.com/Villers-Bocage-A ... 130&sr=1-2

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