ϟϟ-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS Sørensen

Legion-Obersturmführer Per Sørensen
Danish volunteer Per Sørensen joined the Waffen-SS and Freikorps Danmark in 1941. In the years to come, whether in the tough back-and-forth fighting that raged in the relief corridor to the Demyansk Pocket or in the Belarus, Estonia, Latvia or Pomerania, Sørensen was always found in the hottest spots with his Schmeißer MP dangling from his neck. SS-Sturmbannführer Per Sørensen received command of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 24 Danmark east of Berlin in April 1945. The last commander of Nordland's Panzergrenadier regiment Danmark Per Sørensen died from a sniper's bullet in the city of Berlin on April 24 1945. On the next day, in the midst of the desperate battle for Berlin, SS-Sturmbannführer Sørensen was given a military funeral in the Ploetzensee cemetery by European volunteers from 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland. Per Sørensen's awards among others: Deutsches Kreuz in Gold, Ehrenblattspange des Deutschen Heeres, Eisernes Kreuz I and II, Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen and Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber. Image: Screenshot from Danish propaganda film showing Per Sørensen wearing the trifos collar tabs as Legion-Obersturmführer in 1941.

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