ϟϟ-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 11 „Schwedenzug/Schwedenkompanie“

SS-Untersturmführer Pehrsson and fellow officers
Six Swedish officers in the Waffen-SS at the Narva front in the spring of 1944. From left to right: SS-Untersturmführer Gösta Borg who served with 5.Wiking and 11.Nordland between 1941 and 1945. Ukraine in 1941, Breslau and Bad Tölz in 1943-1944, Ost Preußen, Viborg, Narva, Warszawa and the Ardennes in 1944. He returned to Sweden in 1945. SS-Untersturmführer Hans-Caspar Kreuger who served with 5.Wiking, 11.Nordland and 33.Charlemagne between 1942 and 1945. Klagenfurt and Bad Tölz in 1943 and 1944. Ukraine in 1943, Narva in 1944 and Berlin in 1945. Exiled in Argentina after WWII. SS-Untersturmführer Hans-Gösta Pehrsson, later promoted SS-Hauptsturmführer, who served with Freikorps Danmark and 11.Nordland between 1941 and 1945. Novgorod in 1941-1942. Leningrad in 1942, Bad Tölz in 1943, Narva, Estonia and Latvia in 1944 and in Pomerania and Berlin in 1945. He returned to Sweden 1945. SS-Untersturmführer Gunnar Eklöf who served with 5.Wiking, 11.Nordland and 17.Götz von Berlichingen between 1941 and 1945. Bad Tölz and Croatia in 1943, Narva and Dünaburg in 1944 and Berlin in 1945. He returned to Sweden in 1945. SS-Obersturmführer Carl Ferdinand Stodenberg Svensson who served with 5.Wiking, 11.Nordland and 12.Hitlerjugend between 1941 and 1945. Bad Tölz in 1942, Leningrad in 1943, in the Balkans, Normandie, Arnhem and Narva in 1944 and on the Rhine front 1945 before he returned to Sweden in 1945. SS-Untersturmführer Carl-Johannes Thorkell Tillmann who served with 11.Nordland and 12.Hitlerjugend between 1942 and 1944. Sennheim and Bad Tölz in 1943. Narva and Normandie in 1944. Killed in action on June 26 1944 in Normandie. Behind the camera is SS-Untersturmführer Rune Ahlgren who served with 11.Nordland between 1943 and 1944. Bad Tölz. Narva and Latvia in 1944. Killed in action on October 30 1944 at Preekuln, Latvia as platoon commander in Nordland. Public domain.

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  1. M. ERTEL20/5/18

    Stabswache de Euros bringen bislang unbekannte Details über ein Stück schwedischer Geschichte zu Tage, das so gar nicht in die heile Pippi-Langstrumpf-Welt. Die jungen Nordländer gehörten zu den wenigen, die noch den Führerbunker in Berlin verteidigten. Sie handelt von hunderten solcher jungen Männer aus dem Land der Wikinger, blond, blauäugig und mit braunen Wurzeln. Denn ihre Vergangenheit trübt einmal mehr das sorgsam polierte Bild von Schwedens vorgeblich strikter Neutralität.

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