Welcome! This is a Non-Political and a Non-Profit site (to include its authors and contributors) and does not subscribe to any revisionist organizations. This site is only to explore the combat role and history of the European Waffen-SS in World War II. Enlistment rolls show that a total of 950,000 men (German and foreigners) served in its ranks between 1940 and 1945. This blog contains a collection of real events and information on these volunteers for historical research and documentation.
ϟϟ-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS Tychsen
SS-Sturmbannführer Christian 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). Photo by SS-Obersturmführer and Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel. Commons: Bundesarchiv.