Heinrich Weißer (born 28 January 1919): 1,428 (confirmed) kills. Reached the rank of Oberstleutnant during World War II; currently a Generalmajor and commander of the Wehrmacht's foremost Scharfschützenschule ("sniper school")
A US soldier guards an overturned German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger II Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz. 182).
M5 Tank Destroyer
1944 Monte Cassino, Italy: The landings at Anzio had failed to outflank the Gustav Line, making an Allied breakthrough there in the Mediterranean an imperative. The New-Zealand Corps was ordered in early 1944 to lead an attack up the Liri Valley, which was overlooked by the historic Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino, perched high over the coastal road from Naples to Rome. The Allies’ advance through this area would end in the monastery’s and area’s ultimate destruction.