I checked and most accounts are people recounting what they were told happened. There is nothing to confirm what type of gunfire it was.Panzerspitze wrote: ↑05 Jun 2021 13:38
Most sources specifying the cause of death for Witt claim naval gunfire. Others simply don't specify. I haven't seen a single source mention land-based fire as the culprit. Have you any conjecture as to what ground unit(s) could put in a plausible claim, similar to the case of SS-Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann?
Also the suggestion that this is various Allied units all trying to claim the credit is bunk. Just like it is bunk that there is a clamour of Allied units claiming Wittmann as a victim. I am afraid all those types of tales are deliberate disinformation created and spread by those with an interest in sowing doubt/confusion as to the actual mundane way Wittmann was despatched.