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Here is the signature of Knights Cross winner Oberstleutnant Erich Hammon for the file

Edited by PzV

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Correct, but before this he was the commander of Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 192 which later became "GD". He was executed in May 1945 after attempting to stop a robbery.

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Chris, he was executed by the British in their sector. Apparently a woman was being robbed by a Russian forced worker who was liberated and he grabbed a guards weapon and shot the Russian, killing him. The war had just ended and due to the fact that it was forbidden by punishment of death for Germans to use weapons, he was sentanced to death. Supposedly Montgomery put in for mercy but this was denied. He had survived the entire war and then had this misfortune to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. His items were sent to the family in Bavaria.

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