Signed photo of SS Knights cross winner Fritz Langanke, SS-Pz Division "Das Reich" Normandy 1944

Signed photo of SS Knights cross winner Fritz Langanke, SS-Pz Division "Das Reich" Normandy 1944

Signed photo of SS Knights cross winner Fritz Langanke, SS-Pz Division "Das Reich" Normandy 1944

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Signed photo of SS Knights cross winner Fritz Langanke, SS-Pz Division "Das Reich'. Post war photo paper. 


Langanke, Fritz (Waffen SS) - TracesOfWar.com


Attached is photo of Langanke in Pz wrapper at the battlefield in France. This photo is digital found on TracesofWar 


The following wartime excerpt describes why Langanke would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“SS-Standartenoberjunker Langanke, Zugführer in the II./SS-Pz.Rgt. 2, was separated from his Abteilung along with 3 Panthers on the 28.07.1944. In this time he made the independent decision to rally 300 Heer Grenadiers and launch a breakout attempt on the night of the 29./30.07.1944. Advancing via St. Denis he personally destroyed 13 tanks, 4 anti-tank guns, 8 halftracks and 10 trucks over a series of hard yet successful engagements. Ultimately he managed to make it back to friendly lines while also clearing open the way to freedom for many other units including a self-propelled Flak-Batterie (with five 3.7 cm guns), 2 Grille SPGs, 3 Sturmgeschützen and 29 trucks.”