ϟϟ-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS Tychsen

SS-Obersturmbannführer Tychsen
After being wounded more than nine times in total, Christian Tychsen (March 12 1910 – July 28 1944) of 2.SS-Panzer-Division Das Reich was killed in Normandy while his Volkswagen Kübelwagen was fired upon by an American tank. He died of his wounds in American captivity and was stripped on his tunic with all his decorations and all other types of identification for souvenirs - as a result SS-Obersturmbannführer Tychsen was buried as an unknown soldier but was identified in the 1970's and rebuired with full honors.
Awards among others: Knight's Cross with Oakleaves and the German Cross in Gold (Tychsen was awarded the Knight's Cross after the Third Battle of Kharkov on March 31 1943). Image by SS-Obersturmführer and Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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