Günther, Alfred

Date of birth:
April 25th, 1917 (Magdeburg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
June 26th, 1944 (France)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

During heavy armour clashes at the invasion front in France, the Sturmgeschütz (assault gun) of SS-Hauptscharführer Günther received a direct hit. As a result of this he lost his life.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Oberscharführer (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer 1./SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1 / 1. SS Panzer-Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"
Awarded on:
March 3rd, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Krätschmer, E.G., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS, Nation Europa Verlag GmbH, Coburg, Deutschland, Auflage 2003