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Unternehmen Werwölfe (Enterprise Werewolf) pt 2/2

• Training takes place at Castle Hulchrath, near the small Rhenish town of Erkelenz. The castle was at the time the HQ of the HSSPF-West, Karl Gutenberger. Here Prutzmann set up his Werwolf Staff HQ.

Ilse Hirsch. Ilse joined the Bund Deutscher Mädel also known as the BDM (League of German Girls) at the age of 16. In 1941 she became a full time BDM Organiser. In 1944 she volunteered for the 'Werewolves', she was then 23 years old .

• On November 26, 1944, the Germans organized the Upper Rhine High Command to defend the upper Rhine. Hitler placed German Interior Minister Heinrich Himmler in command on December 10. (Note: It was in January 1945 when Hitler appointed Himmler, Commander in Chief of Army Group Vistula)

‘Operation Carnival’ begins when a captured B-17 bomber drops the group into a Belgian forest on March 20, 1945.

• After carrying out their mission two of the group are injured by a landmine

• The trial of the ‘Werewolves’ takes place in October 1949 in Germany. All but one of their group is rounded up.

SS Werwolf Combat Instruction Manual



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Unternehmen Werwölfe (Enterprise Werewolf) pt 1/2

• October 1944 – Americans capture Aachen (the first City of Germany to be occupied by the Allies)

• Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler requests Otto Skorzeny to form the ‘Werewolf Resistance’, but Skorzeny already has many duties to undertake

• SS General Karl Gutenberger takes up the recruiting, training and organizing  of Werewolf recruits

• Hitler Youth and German Maidens volunteer for  Werewolf  training in large numbers

• Himmler orders the execution of ‘Burgomasters’ (Germans’ who aid the Americans in setting up a occupied administration within the Reich)

• Burgomaster of Aachen -Franz Oppenhoff panics when the Ardennes Counter Offensive erupts just a few miles away

• First V1 Rockets land in German occupied territory just short of the Belgian City of Liège

Charles Whiting. Werewolf



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