Hitler's bodyguard unit, called the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler Division. They were all over 6' tall. But many never saw combat, choosing instead to throw away their pretty black uniforms at the end of the war and flee the advancing Russians. Many were captured wearing Wehrmacht uniforms, trying to blend in with millions of other German prisoners. So much for 'Death Before Dishonor'.
Waffen SS Major Joachim Peiper. During the Battle of the Bulge during Christmas of 1944, his troops murdered 84 unarmed American prisoners. These Americans were all found with gunshot woulnds to the head fired at close range. Several also had their skulls smashed in by German rifle butts. For a short time after that, US troops were ordered to 'take no prisoners' when fighting SS units. Peiper was tried as a war criminal after the war, and spent 11 years in prison. After his release, he worked for Porche, then Volkswagen, before moving to France. In 1976, he was killed by French Communists and/or former French Resistance fighters, who burned down his house with him in it
Photo taken by a US Navy gunner showing a burning Kamikaze in its final approach. This one is an older 'Judy' model of fighter-bomber, and was flown by Lt. Yoshinori Yamaguchi, and hit the aircraft carrier USS Essex seconds later. Though Yamaguchi was killed, the Essex did not sink. This occurred off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, in 1944.
Picture from an SS Einsatzgruppen soldier’s personal album, labelled on the back as 'Last Jew of Vinnitsa', it shows a member of Einsatzgruppe D is about to shoot a Jewish man kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941. All 28,000 Jews from Vinnitsa and its surrounding areas were massacred at the time. This is what the current president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, says 'never happened'.