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Walther Girg (deceased)

Walter Girg was born in 1919. He joined the SS at the beginning of the second world war serving with Das Reich division in the Balkans and the invasion of Russia - operations Marita and Barbarossa respectively. By 1944 he was a platoon leader in 1 company, 502nd SS Jager Battalion Mitte. In the Carapathian mountains in September 1944, he led his men behind Russian but was discovered and wounded, but facing capture was rescued by a German artillery barrage which allowed him and his men to escape back to German lines. He received the Knights Cross in 1944 for this deed, which provided a great deal of intelligence. In March 1945, Girg was at Kolberg, encircled by Russians, before being evacuated by sea. He was subsequently awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knights Cross on 1st April 1945. We have learned that Walther Girg passed away on 25th July 2010.


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron CrossAwarded Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross
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Latest Walther Girg (deceased) Signed Artwork Releases !
 Jagdpanther self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 6th SS Panzer Army during the ill fated  Ardennes offensive. Only the 1st company commanded by Hauptmann  Erwin Kressmann took part in the campaign.

Jagdpanthers in the Ardennes, Ardennes Forest, Germany, December 1944 by David Pentland. (P)
 Jagdpanther self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 6th SS Panzer Army during the ill fated  Ardennes offensive. Only the 1st company commanded by Hautmann  Erwin Kressmann took part in the campaign.

Winter Offensive, Ardennes Forest, Germany, December 1944 by David Pentland. (P)
 Hornet self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 3rd Army, Army Group Center. Oberleutnant Erwin Kressmann commanded 1st company, while 1st platoon was led by the soon to be famous Lt Albert Ernst, who in an engagement during the Witebsk battles destroyed 14 Soviet tanks with just 21 rounds.

Lull in the Battle, Central Russia, December 1943 by David Pentland. (P)
 Hornet self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 3rd Army, Army Group Center. Oberleutnant Erwin Kressmann commanded 1st company, while its 1st platoon was led by the soon to be famous Lt Albert Ernst, who in an engagement during the Witebsk battles destroyed 14 Soviet tanks with just 21 rounds.

Hornisse, Central Russia, November 1943 by David Pentland. (P)

Items Signed by Walther Girg (deceased)

 Skillfully led by their mercurial commander, SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Michael Wittmann, the Tiger Tanks of s.SS-Pz. Abt. 101 blaze through a shattered French village in the days following D-Day, June, 1944. Their destination - Normandy! ......Holding the Line by Richard Taylor. (B)
Price : £1095.00
Skillfully led by their mercurial commander, SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Michael Wittmann, the Tiger Tanks of s.SS-Pz. Abt. 101 blaze through a shattered French village in the days following D-Day, June, 1944. Their destination - Normandy! ......

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 As Typhoon Mk1b fighter-bombers of 247 Squadron exit the target area near Falaise at full throttle, the havoc wreaked in their wake bears witness to the devastation of their powerful rockets. Fuel and ammunition from the retreating German column exp......
Closing the Gap by Robert Taylor. (D)
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As Typhoon Mk1b fighter-bombers of 247 Squadron exit the target area near Falaise at full throttle, the havoc wreaked in their wake bears witness to the devastation of their powerful rockets. Fuel and ammunition from the retreating German column exp......NOT
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 While commanding an emplaced Panther tank turret east of Piedimonte, the young Gefreiter Herbert Fries, from 2./FschPzJagAbt 1, slowed down the Allies who were trying to outflank what was left of 1FJD. In two days he and his crew knocked out 17 enem......
Panther Stellung, Monte Cassino, Italy, 21st -22nd May 1944 by David Pentland. (P)
Price : £460.00
While commanding an emplaced Panther tank turret east of Piedimonte, the young Gefreiter Herbert Fries, from 2./FschPzJagAbt 1, slowed down the Allies who were trying to outflank what was left of 1FJD. In two days he and his crew knocked out 17 enem......

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 In early 1945 Obersturmfuhrer Walter Girg was given command of a small unit of SS commandos whose task was to operate Russian tanks behind enemy lines. One such mission took him to the area of the enemy-encircled Kolberg garrison. The German forces ......
Jagdverbande Mitte, Pomerania, Germany, March 1945 by David Pentland. (P)
Price : £500.00
In early 1945 Obersturmfuhrer Walter Girg was given command of a small unit of SS commandos whose task was to operate Russian tanks behind enemy lines. One such mission took him to the area of the enemy-encircled Kolberg garrison. The German forces ......

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 Hornet self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 3rd Army, Army Group Center. Oberleutnant Erwin Kressmann commanded 1st company, while its 1st platoon was led by the soon to be famous Lt Albert Ernst, who in an......
Hornisse, Central Russia, November 1943 by David Pentland. (P)
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Hornet self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 3rd Army, Army Group Center. Oberleutnant Erwin Kressmann commanded 1st company, while its 1st platoon was led by the soon to be famous Lt Albert Ernst, who in an......NOT
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 Hornet self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 3rd Army, Army Group Center. Oberleutnant Erwin Kressmann commanded 1st company, while 1st platoon was led by the soon to be famous Lt Albert Ernst, who in an eng......
Lull in the Battle, Central Russia, December 1943 by David Pentland. (P)
Price : £500.00
Hornet self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 3rd Army, Army Group Center. Oberleutnant Erwin Kressmann commanded 1st company, while 1st platoon was led by the soon to be famous Lt Albert Ernst, who in an eng......

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 Jagdpanther self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 6th SS Panzer Army during the ill fated  Ardennes offensive. Only the 1st company commanded by Hautmann  Erwin Kressmann took part in the campaign. ......
Winter Offensive, Ardennes Forest, Germany, December 1944 by David Pentland. (P)
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Jagdpanther self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 6th SS Panzer Army during the ill fated Ardennes offensive. Only the 1st company commanded by Hautmann Erwin Kressmann took part in the campaign. ......NOT
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 Jagdpanther self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 6th SS Panzer Army during the ill fated  Ardennes offensive. Only the 1st company commanded by Hauptmann  Erwin Kressmann took part in the campaign. ......
Jagdpanthers in the Ardennes, Ardennes Forest, Germany, December 1944 by David Pentland. (P)
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Jagdpanther self propelled 88mm anti-tank guns of Heavy Anti-tank Battalion 519 attached to 6th SS Panzer Army during the ill fated Ardennes offensive. Only the 1st company commanded by Hauptmann Erwin Kressmann took part in the campaign. ......NOT
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Pack 848. Pack of two special tank artworks by David Pentland and Richard Taylor.
Pack Price : £1610.00
Saving : £45
Military Print Pack.......

Titles in this pack :

Kampfgruppe Carius by David Pentland. (P)
Holding the Line by Richard Taylor. (B)

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Pack 849. Pack of two WW2 tank artworks by Richard Taylor and David Pentland.
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Military Print Pack.......

Titles in this pack :

High Pursuit by Ivan Berryman. (C)
In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Walther Girg (deceased)

Aviation History Timeline : 17th December
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
17December1929A Jones-Williams, a WW1 Ace with 13.00 victories, died on this day
17December1940 of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a SM79
17December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O F. G. Nightingale of 219 Squadron, was Killed.
17December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. A. Sutcliffe of 610 Squadron, was Killed.
17December1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. O. D. Allcock of 229 Squadron, Died of wounds.
17December1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. Welch of 604 Squadron, was Killed.
17December1941Leutnant Franz Evers of 3./Fernaufklrungs-Gruppe 121 was awarded the Knight's Cross
17December1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt J. H. Wedgewood of 253 Squadron, was Killed.
17December1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. T. H. Miller of 25 Squadron, was Killed.
17December1943Joachim Kirschner, a WW2 Ace with 188.00 victories, died on this day
17December1943Knight's Cross recipient Joachim Kirschner of 5./Jagdgeschwader 3 died on this day
17December1976Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. O'Connell of 264 Squadron, Passed away.
17December1986L Rochford, a WW1 Ace with 12.00 victories, died on this day
17December2007Knight's Cross recipient Johannes Hirn of Nahaufklrungs-Gruppe 32 died on this day

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