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11 Best-ever Nicknames of Military Leaders

Way better than what our Drill Instructors called us in boot camp.
By We Are The Mighty
Gen. Norman “The Bear” Schwarzkopf

2.) Capt. Michael “Black Baron” Wittmann

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Capt. Michael Wittman was an evil Nazi with an awesome nickname. (Photo: German military archives)

 

Michael Wittman was an SS-Hauptsturmführer, the SS equivalent of an army captain, in command of a tank crew in World War II. From his time as a young enlisted man to his death as a captain, he was known for his skill in tanks and scout cars. As the war ground on, Wittman became one of the war’s greatest tank aces, scoring 138 tank kills and 132 anti-tank gun kills.

He was recognized with medals and a message of congratulations from Adolph Hitler. He was giving the nickname “The Black Baron” as an homage to the World War I flying ace, “The Red Baron,” Manfred Von Richtofen.

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11 Best-ever Nicknames of Military Leaders
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11 Best-ever Nicknames of Military Leaders
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Many get nicknames in the military, usually something derogatory. But not these guys. These 11 military leaders got awesome nicknames by doing awesome stuff.
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G.I. Jobs
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2020-12-07T15:06:13-04:00
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