|SS-Rottenführer Tord Bergstrand|
ϟϟ-Rottenführer der Waffen-SS Bergstrand
SS-Rottenführer Tord Bergstrand (1919–1982) from Danderyd, Sweden, served in 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking (1942–1945). Bergstrand fought the Red Army in the Caucasus, the Ukraine and in Wikings final major offensive of World War II, the Budapest relief efforts, were he was severly wounded. He became a prisoner with the U.S. Army after having used his last bullets on, as he putted it, two Russians and a rabbit. He managed to escape from the POW camp with another, Danish, Waffen-SS man. Bergstrand then tricked the American authorities in Wien to hire him as Military Police with Allied Forces before returning to Sweden in 1946. Image: Public domain.