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SS officer Westland

Post by lohengrin » 26 Feb 2005 13:46

Just saw this picture for sale and I am wondering who is it actually?

Can read the writing very well..... :D

Clara
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Post by Mark V. » 26 Feb 2005 14:05

SS-Obersturmführer Ludwig Kepplinger.

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Post by lohengrin » 26 Feb 2005 14:14

I would never guessed that this said "Kepplinger". What does it mean that he was Stoßtruppführer (und Zugführer with the 11./SS-InfRgt "Der Führer"). Do you have any info on his career?

Thanks so much, Clara

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Post by Mark V. » 26 Feb 2005 14:24

Hi Clara,

I would never guessed that this said "Kepplinger".


Me neither, but that's definitely him. Kepplinger was the first Waffen-SS NCO to win the KC. He afterwards received field commision and became an Ustuf., in 1941 transferred to Wiking - SS-Rgt.Westland and as chief of 10th company received the DKiG in 1942. In 1944 he was as SS-Stubaf. named the commander of SS-Pz.Abt.17.

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Post by lohengrin » 26 Feb 2005 14:26

I 100% agree that it is him too... Thanks for all the info. He died during the war, right?

Clara

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Post by Mark V. » 26 Feb 2005 14:31

Yes, he was killed in France in 1944 by maquis.

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