World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: Top-Drawer Losses

In Normandy last week Colonel General Friedrich Dollmann, commander of the German Seventh Army, was killed—possibly by specially briefed Allied dive bombers. Colonel General Eduard Dietl, commander of Germany's seven divisions in Finland, was killed somewhere in an air crash, apparently in Finnish Lapland (although some reports said Austria). Russia's netful of captives for the week included a General Gollwitz, commanding the 53rd Army Corps.

These losses brought to 21 the total of German brass hats (20 generals, one admiral) killed or captured since June 6. Germany was losing manpower out of the top drawer as well as the bottom.


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