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Photo Album & EK1 Award Document
Grouping - Panzer Regiment 18 - RARE
HITLER ASSASSINATION PLOT SIGNATURE!
56 photos of a man who serve din
Panzer Rgt 8omes with his EK1 award
document with original signature of
18. Panzer Division commander
Generalleutnant Karl Freiherr von
Thüngen (RK winner). This is a
rare signature as he was on the 20
July conspirators and was executed
on 24 october 1944.
Album has many captions. Good
vehicle images, knocked out tanks,
medal ceremonies, hanged partisans
in Russia, field graves, knocked out
French tanks, and more.
During World War II, Thüngen served
on the Eastern Front, in 1942 and
1943 with the 18th Panzer Division.
On 6 April 1943 he was awarded the
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
On 20 July 1944, he was appointed by
the conspirators as the commander of
the defense group III (Berlin) as
the successor to the arrested
General Joachim von Kortzfleisch.
He did not follow the conspirators
orders and later took part in the
interrogation of Major Hans-Ulrich
von Oertzen, a supporter of the plot
under his command.
He was nevertheless subsequently
arrested by the Gestapo. He was
dismissed from the army by the court
of honor and was then tried by the
People's Court, sentenced to death
by Roland Freisler on 5 October 1944
and shot by firing squad in
Brandenburg-Görden Prison on 24