Generalleutnant Kurt Himer (Commander, 46th Infantry Division) and SS-Brigadeführer Fritz Witt (Commander of the 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitler Youth”) were killed by naval gunfire.
SS-Obergruppenführer Theodor Eicke (Commander, 3rd SS Panzer Division “Death’s Head”), General der Infanterie Paul Laux (Commander, 16th Army) and Generalleutnant Kurt Thomas (Commander, 999th Light Africa Division) were killed when their aircraft were shot down.
Generalmajor Kurt Kalmukoff (Commander, 31st Infantry Division), Generaloberst Ritter von Schobert (Commander, 11th Army), Generalleutnant Ludwig Löweneck (Commander, 39th Infantry Division, Generalleutnant Friedrich Schmidt (Commander, 50th Infantry Division), Generalmajor Bruno Hippler (Commander, 329th Infantry Division), Generalmajor Heinz von Randow (Commander, 21st Panzer Division), and Generalleutnant Wolfgang Fischer (Commander, 10th Panzer Division), were all killed in minefields. And to add insult to injury, Fischer drove into a poorly marked friendly Italian minefield!
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