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Günther Sitter
File:Gunther Sitter.jpg
Born 23 January 1915
Died 25 July 1944(1944-07-25) (aged 29)
Place of birth Schildbergdisambiguation needed, Germany
Place of death Eastern Front
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel Waffen SS
Years of service 1939–1943
Rank Sturmbannführer
Unit SS-VT
5th SS Panzer Division Wiking
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Eastern Front Medal 1941/42
Close Combat Clasp in Bronze

Günther Sitter was a Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Sturmbannführer Günther Sitter was awarded the Knights Cross on the 13 September 1943, while in command of the II. Battalion 10th SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment Westland (5th SS Panzer Division Wiking) .

He did not survive the war but was killed in an accident on the Eastern Front on the 25 July 1944.


Further readingEdit

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Henschler Henri & Fay Will, Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS, 1943-45 Stackpole Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8117-2905-2
  • Mitcham Samuel, The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45,Stackpole Books, 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3371-8
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