SS - Obergruppenfuhrer und General der Waffen SS Arthur Phleps. After a short service in the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking, he held the command of the 7th SS Frewilligen Gebirgs Division "Prinz Eugen", then he leaded the V. SS Gebirgs Korps. His units were employed in a lot of anti- partisans operations in the Balkans, committing often war crimes against the civil population.Captured by Soviets during the Jassy- Chisinau offensive (Romania, august 1944), he was probably shot by them during a german air raid. He was postumosly awarded with the Knight's Cross with Oakleaves.
Look photo number 7 (22 may 1943, taken in an Yugoslavia Airport). Left to right: italian commander Escola Roncagli, a young austrian Wehrmacht officier, Colonel Hans Herbert Macholz, General Arthur Phelps. Who is the second officier?
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