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US Lt. Siegfried von Prittwitz-KIA April 19th 1945

Discussion in 'Western Europe 1943 - 1945' started by kaki3152, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. kaki3152

    kaki3152 Member

    May 24, 2010
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    I came accross this interesting case of a German noble family that had one brother killed on the Eastern Front in the begining days of Barbarosa and another killed as a US Army Lieutenant serving with the US Army 71st Infantry Division.

    The two brothers were :

    Hans-Erdmann v. Prittwitz - born Breslau May 30,1918 - KIA as a Schuetze in a Panzerjaeger July 11,1941

    Siegfried v. Prittwitz - born Dresden on October 16,1915 - KIA a Army Liuetenant serving in 71st Infantry Division - KIA April 19,1945. He had just been promoted from being a Sergeant on April 7th. He had been a Wermacht sergeant when he had left Germany due to Anti-Nazi views.
    He was killed by a sniper along with a fellow officer.

    Does anyone have more information?
  2. Canopus

    Canopus recruit

    Oct 4, 2011
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    It seems likely that Siegfried von Prittwitz is the same one who was a friend of my mother's at Berlin University in 1932. She mentions him in her letters, and was I believe a friend of his sister.

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