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    Hi guys

    Could you help me out with the signature name, I can't get a name out of it.
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    Thanks Morris

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    SS-Oberscharführer Fritz Henke 3./SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1 Awarded on 12 February 1944

    From Wikipedia:
    Fritz Henke was a Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) in the Waffen SS who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

    Henke was born on the 21 June 1921 in Oldendorf, in Lower Saxony. After school he had planned on being a Master craftsman, then on the 4 September 1939 he volunteered to join the SS.

    He was posted to the 2nd Reserve Company of the SS Regiment Germania stationed at Langenhorn, Hamburg where he received training as a basic infantryman.

    In May 1940 he started training as a Radio Operator and upon completion was posted to the Sturmgeschütz (StuG) Battery of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler Regiment and participated in Operation Marita the Balkans Campaign.

    In 1942 now in command of his own Sturmgeschütz, during heavy fighting around Shitomir he covered the withdrawal of the grenadiers during darkness after his own withdrawal had been prevented by Russian Infantry during which he destroyed 21 tanks and 11 anti tank guns. For these actions Henke was awarded the Knight's Cross promoted to Oberscharführer (Staff Sergeant) and given command of a platoon in the 3rd Battery, 1st SS Sturmgeschütz Battalion.

    In September 1943 he was sent to the SS officers training school and promoted to Untersturmführer. During the war he was wounded only once on 20 April 1945, just prior to surrendering to the Allies.

    Henke died on 15 November 1999 and is buried at Moisburg.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Thankyou Wagriff, he has a very cheerful face.

    Morris

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    He should! That's a nice hunk of neck jewelry they just gave him! lol
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Also notice the wearing of the NCO collar Tresse with the assault gun jacket, a peculiarity of the LAH.

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