Hitler about to decorate his old friend Sepp Dietrich, note medal box in Hitler’s left hand. Date unknown but he already has his Knights Cross so it could be 31.12.1941 (Oak Leaves), 14.3.1943 (Swords) or 6.8.1944 (Diamonds). However, judging by their personal appearance, especially Hitler’s, I’d guess 31.12.1941
Werner Wolff (28 November 1922 – 19 or 29 March 1945) was an Obersturmführer in the 1. SS Panzer Division ‘Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler’ (LSSAH) of the Waffen-SS, who was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. This was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.
Wolff was awarded the Knight’s Cross on 7 August 1943 while serving as Joachim Peiper’s Adjutant in the III Battalion of 2nd SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment. Peiper recommended Wolff for the his actions after he took command of the leaderless 13th Company, following the wounding of its commander, during the Battle of Kursk in early July, and stopped a Russian tank attack. Wolff destroyed one tank single handed and refused to give ground to the Russian attack.
In November 1943 Wolff was shot through the thigh and was due to have the leg amputated. However, when the medical orderly arrived to take Wolff to be operated on, he drew his pistol and warned the orderly he was not losing his leg, even firing a warning shot into the ground. Wolff made a complete recovery.
In the Normandy Campaign (Operation Overlord) he particularly distinguished himself during the defense of Tilly, and was awarded the Wehrmacht’s Honour Roll Clasp of the Army as a result.
Wolff is reputed to have died in Hungary, shortly after Operation Spring Awakening, on 19 March 1945. But according to Fellgiebel’s book, he died in the military hospital of Götzendorf, in Lower Austria, on 29 March 1945.
Majster rýchlych prepadových útokov - Kurt “Panzer” Meyer. Meyer bol nemecký dôstojník Waffen SS počas 2. svetovej vojny. Jeho najvyššia dosiahnutá hodnosť bola SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS. Zúčastnil sa mnohých významných bitiek, vrátane invázie do Francúzska, operácie Barbarossa a bitky o Normandiu. Ako veliteľ velil 14. protitankovej rote LSSAH, 15. motocyklovej rote LSSAH, 1. prieskumnému práporu LSSAH, 25. pluku pancierových granátnikov (SS Hitlerjugend) a 12. tankovej divízii SS Hitlerjugend. Bol vyznamenaný Rytierskym krížom Železného kríža s dubovými ratolesťami a mečmi. Vojnu prežil a zomrel v roku 1961 ako verný národný socialista.
The master of the fast shock attacks - Kurt “Panzer” Meyer. Meyer was a german officer of the Waffen-SS during the WWII. His highest achieved rank was SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS. He saw action in many major battles, including the Invasion of France, Operation Barbarossa, and the Battle of Normandy. As commander He commanded the 14th Anti Tank Company LSSAH, 15th Motor Cycle Company LSSAH, 1st SS Reconnaissance Battalion LSSAH, SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment 25 (SS Hitlerjugend) and 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend. Meyer was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. He survived the war and died in 1961 as a loyal National Socialist.
April 20, 1943. Colonel-General Heinz Guderian, inspector-General of tank troops of the Wehrmacht in the course of inspection 1. SS-Panzer-Division “Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler” in the Belgorod area.