|1.SS-Panzerdivision Leibstandarte SS|
Schnelle Gruppe Knittel
This image taken at the Kaiserbaracke Crossroads (Rollbahn E) on December 18 1944 is from a captured German PK film. Most likely a stage publicity shot. The SS-Grenadiers in these famous stills are often captioned being “SS-Unterscharführer Ochsner” and “SS-Oberscharführer Persin” of the 1.SS-Panzer-Division's reconnaissance unit on the southern route of the German counter-attack in the Ardennes. However, SS-Panzer-Aufklarungs-Abteilung.1 veterans having no memories of either of them. Nor are they listed in the Volksbund database or in the address lists of the Truppenkameradschaft. Credit: Ruimteaapje. Image source: U.S. War Department Film.