ϟϟ-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS Mühlenkamp

SS-Panzer-Regiment 5/5.SS-Panzerdivision Wiking
The 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking´s Panzer Commander Johannes Mühlenkamp (1910 – 1986) was promoted SS-Standartenführer on April 20 1944. On August the same year, he was given the command of the division. He always led from the front and commanded Wiking until October 1944. Then, Mühlenkamp was promoted Inspector of Waffen-SS Panzer troops in the SS-Führungshauptamt. Johannes Mühlenkamp held the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves that reflected not only his achievements but also those of his men. To the European volunteers under his command he was a figurehead who was often to be found standing over his panzer, his face covered in dust, leading them into battle. Image: SS-Standartenführer Johannes Mühlenkamp and his men. The photo is taken May 19 1944 at Cholm from an awards ceremony for the 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking's SS-Panzer-Regiment 5. Commons Bundesarchiv.

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