SS-Pz A.A. "Das Reich" group to SS-Schütze. J. Knittel, Hilversum Holland, KIA Russia 1943

SS-Pz A.A. "Das Reich" group to SS-Schütze. J. Knittel, Hilversum Holland, KIA Russia 1943

SS-Pz A.A. "Das Reich" group to SS-Schütze. J. Knittel, Hilversum Holland, KIA Russia 1943

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SS-Panzer Aufklärung Abteilung "Das Reich" group to SS-Schütze. Josef Knittel. Knittel was recruited by the Waffen-SS on 6 June 1942 in Kempten Allgäu and was immediately moved to the training facility in Hilversum, Holland with the 4./SS-Pz Jäger Ersatz Abteilung. He was trained with the normal infantry weapons, as well as the anti tank gun Pak 3,7cm. Knittel stayed in Holland from 15.7.1942 till 29.3.1943 when he was transferred with the Pz. Gren. Division "Das Reich" to Russia. Knittel who fought in Kursk was later involved in fightings around Perekop (Walki) Knittel was hit by a granade shrapnel. Knittel died of his wounds on 9.9.1943 and was buried one day later in Rezwerowka (?). 

The group contains out of the follwing piece:

- Wehrpass of Josef Knittel

-Wehrpass of his father Josef Knittel. WW1 veteran, empty Wehrpass. 

- 2 portrait photos taken in Hilversum Holland 1943. Postcard size. 

- Post mortum communication with the father of Josef. One letter from the Fürsorgeoffizier der Waffen-SS Süd and one of the mayor or the city of Himertingen. 

Top grouping to a front reconnaissance unit of the SS Panzer Division"Das Reich" with Hilversum, Holland connection!!!!