SS-Sturmman d.R. Alber was KIA at Hill 176 westwards of Montchauvet/Calvados during the fightings in Normandy - France and was buried in the Heldenfriedhof, Parc du Chateau Danvor, 12 km south of Aumay sur Odon.
At 0800 hours on the road from Le Bény-Bocage, Catheolles, Montchauvet British infantry supported by five tanks started an attack. They were confronted by three Panzer IV from the 6th Company, 9th SS Panzer Regiment, and a section of the 9th Company, 20th SS Panzergrenadier Regiment which was under the command of Sturmann Alber.
Alber and his nine men attacked the feature height 221 Arcais south and kept the British infantry company and six tanks in the town of La Vaupalière which was at the bottom of heights 221 and 220 and under fire. Alber personally destroyed a Cromwell tank with hand grenades.
Alber was killed at around 1930 hours that evening in the area Le Desert, Montchauvet.
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