ϟϟ-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS Mühlenkamp

SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 "Wiking"
The 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking´s Panzer Commander Johannes Mühlenkamp (1910 – 1986) was promoted SS-Standartenführer on 20 April 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
SS-Obersturmführers Schumacher and Hein
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. Top image: 
SS-Standartenführer Johannes Mühlenkamp and his men. The photo is taken on 19 May 1944 at Cholm from an awards ceremony for the 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking's SS-Panzer-Regiment 5. Bottom image: Wiking SS-Obersturmführers Kurt Schumacher and Willi Hein in summer 1944 during training in Debica in eastern Poland, when SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 was still undergoing reconstitution following its near-destruction in the Cherkassy Pocket. Both were awarded the Knight Cross for their actions during the same battle in pocket. Kurt Schumacher was killed in action on 20 March 1945 in Stuhlweisenburg in Hungary. Willi Hein survived the war and died on 25 October 2000. Fair use.

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