Heinrich Severloh "The Beast of Omaha Beach" (23 June 1923 – 14 January 2006) was a soldier in the German 352nd Infantry Division stationed in Normandy in 1944. He became infamous as a machine gunner, inflicting over 2000 casualties to American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. The immense casualty rate can be attributed the fact that Severloh fired directly into the densely packed GIs as soon as the ramps were opened and before they could disperse from their craft. Severloh counted…

Heinrich Severloh "The Beast of Omaha Beach" (23 June 1923 – 14 January 2006) was a soldier in the German 352nd Infantry Division stationed in Normandy in 1944. He became infamous as a machine gunner, inflicting over 2000 casualties to American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. The immense casualty rate can be attributed the fact that Severloh fired directly into the densely packed GIs as soon as the ramps were opened and before they could disperse from their craft. Severloh counted…

Omaha Beach. Position de Heinrich Severloh le 6 juin 1944

Omaha Beach. Position de Heinrich Severloh le 6 juin 1944

Heinrich Severloh (23 June 1923 – 14 January 2006) was a soldier in the German 352nd Infantry Division stationed in Normandy in 1944. He became infamous for a memoir, WN 62 - Erinnerungen an Omaha Beach Normandie, 6. Juni 1944, published in 2000. This book is noted for the authors’ claim that as a machine gunner, Serverloh inflicted over 2000 casualties to American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day.

Heinrich Severloh (23 June 1923 – 14 January 2006) was a soldier in the German 352nd Infantry Division stationed in Normandy in 1944. He became infamous for a memoir, WN 62 - Erinnerungen an Omaha Beach Normandie, 6. Juni 1944, published in 2000. This book is noted for the authors’ claim that as a machine gunner, Serverloh inflicted over 2000 casualties to American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day.

- Heinrich Severloh – “A Besta de Omaha"

- Heinrich Severloh – “A Besta de Omaha"

✠ Heinrich Severloh of the  352nd Wehrmacht Infantry Division during the 'Allied' Normandy assault of 1944. A reportedly thorough analysis established that from his Widerstandsnest 62 defensive strong-point, he single-handedly shot down between 2000 and 2500 attacking US soldiers. Wikipedia claims (without sources) that this is '... not viewed as credible by either US or German 'historians'. In any case, he was imprisoned and put to forced labour until 1947.

✠ Heinrich Severloh of the 352nd Wehrmacht Infantry Division during the 'Allied' Normandy assault of 1944. A reportedly thorough analysis established that from his Widerstandsnest 62 defensive strong-point, he single-handedly shot down between 2000 and 2500 attacking US soldiers. Wikipedia claims (without sources) that this is '... not viewed as credible by either US or German 'historians'. In any case, he was imprisoned and put to forced labour until 1947.

Omaha Beach. Position de Heinrich Severloh le 6 juin 1944

Omaha Beach. Position de Heinrich Severloh le 6 juin 1944

G.I. Silva on the left, was shut at by Gefreiter Gefreiter Heinrich Severloh, at Omaha Beach. Both survive and became friends during Silva's time as occupation G.I. in Germany. Severloh had been in trouble for remarks against Hitler, but on D-Day, he had no choice. He manned the most deadly position on Omaha Beach, firing Silva and his comrades. He suffered from it all his life. Here are the 2 men at Omaha Beach in 2005. Severloh died the following year.

G.I. Silva on the left, was shut at by Gefreiter Gefreiter Heinrich Severloh, at Omaha Beach. Both survive and became friends during Silva's time as occupation G.I. in Germany. Severloh had been in trouble for remarks against Hitler, but on D-Day, he had no choice. He manned the most deadly position on Omaha Beach, firing Silva and his comrades. He suffered from it all his life. Here are the 2 men at Omaha Beach in 2005. Severloh died the following year.

Doku Omaha Beach

Die schicksalhafte Begegnung zweier Männer steht für den Wahnsinn des Krieges: Am Juni 1944 standen sich der deutsche Schütze Heinrich Severloh, damals

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