Hubert Meyer - Operations in Russia

Operations in Russia

In the opening weeks of Operation Barbarossa, Meyer's 12 Kompanie participated in the LSSAH advance on Kiev. During this time Meyer's men were engaged by a detachment of well-concealed enemy snipers, and Meyer was severely wounded. Following his return from the battlefield he was posted to the Leibstandarte's Artillerieregiment for pre-General Staff training, where he remained until early 1943. On 14 February 1943 SS-Hauptsturmf├╝hrer Meyer was given the command of III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt 1 and in this capacity participated in the Third Battle of Kharkov. On March 9, he was again wounded; this time by shrapnel from a grenade while leading a counter-attack south of Kharkov.

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