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So doesn't anyone have an idea where I could find the photo or the photographers that were working in Rennes France in the time frame?
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The following information was gotten from Roll 106 of National Archives Microfilm Publication T-70, Records of the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, 1936-1944. This roll contains casualty reports on Propaganda Company reporters/photographers, as well as for members of the SS Standarte “Kurt Eggers” (formerly the SS Kriegsberichte Abteilung (War Correspondent Section)). This information, used with the dates on the back of the contact prints in 242-JRP and SS, might be of use in providing geographic identification to the photographs in these series.
NAME, Rank Comments
AHRENS, Anton, SS Oberscharführer MIA 11 July 1944 – went on courier between Paris and Metz – hasn’t been seen since
Fink 5th SS Kriegsberichte Company
GRÖNERT Took photographs in July 1943 in Bielgorod-Kursk area
HOFFMANN, Oberscharführer SS-KB Zug with the 19th Lett Volunteer Division (June 6, 1944)
HRUSCHKA, Peter, SS Schütze Killed 14 December 1943 near Cherkassy
JAROLIM 3d SS-KB Company
KAMPE 5th SS-KB Company
KRISTOFERITSCH 7th Platoon, 7th SS-KB Company (Greece)
LANGNER, Wilhelm, SS Unterscharführer 17 Feb 1944 – Liaison man to the Press in Brussels
LÜTTMER 7th Platoon, 7th SS-KB Company (Greece)
MERZ, Willi, SS Unterscharführer Died 26 Sept 1944 SW of Caen
MIELKE, SS Rottenführer Transferred from RUK staff, Mailand, to a front unit
MÖEBIUS, Helmut, SS Oberscharführer Killed 26 March 1944 near Narva
MÜLLER, Karl-Heinz Died 24 Oct 1944 near Fekehr-Halom
ROTH 3 August 1943 – Series of photos on Kharkov by the fallen reporter is ready.
ROTTENSTEINER, SS Unterscharführer 1st SS-KB Company (Western Front, 6 June 1944)
SLAWIK, Heinrich, SS Strm. December 1943 – in hospital at Dachau.
WIESEBACH, Wolfgang, SS Oberscharführer MIA 9 June 1944 between Tuzla and Brcko, North Bosnia
WISNIEWSKI, Bruno, SS Oberscharführer Died 7 March 1944 near Narva
ZSCHÄCKEL Died October 1944 (?)
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Wilhelm Otto Walz.
The War Correspondent Wilhelm Otto Walz, whose Signal readers were able to appreciate the photografical reports taken on the spot in first line, fell in fight against the Bolshevism. Son of Württemberg. They started at 18 in the German infantry during the summer of 1917 and fought on various fronts. In 1940 this 41-year-old journalist signed up and joined the Signal team. The Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class, the Infantry Assault Badge, the East Medal and the Crimea Badge come to reward Wilhelm Otto Walz, constantly under fire. Four times the enemy's bullets hits him. He went back up in line, last time, a fifth bullet struck him dead.
Source: No. 2 Nov-1943 SIGNAAL / SIGNAL Holland Dutch - illustrated german magazine Wehrmacht.
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