ϟϟ-Oberscharführer der Waffen-SS Wallin

SS-Unterscharführer Erik Wallin
Erik Wallin (1921 – 1997) from Stockholm, Sweden, fought in the Swedish Volunteer Corps in Finland 1939 – 1940 and 1941 – 1942 following the Soviet invasion of Finland. He was awarded several times. When Erik Wallin returned to Sweden he served in the Swedish army at LV7 for a year until he joined the Waffen-SS in January 1943. At first he was stationed with 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking and later transferred to 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland where he served as a platoon commander in SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 11. From the fierce fighting in Narva SS-Unterscharführer Wallin continued in the Reconnaissance battalion of the Nordland division all the way to the central government district in Defence sectore Z of Berlin (Zitadelle sector) as described in the book 'Twilight of the Gods'. The book is edited by another Swede, the Leibstandarte SS Kriegsberichter Thorolf Hillblad who is still alive in 2011. Erik Wallin became SS-Oberscharführer in 1945. Awards: Iron Cross 2, Close Combat Clasp Silver (Nahkampfspange), Panzer Assault Badge 25, Wound Badge, Finnish Frihetsmedaljen 2 (Medal of Liberty), Finnish Coastal Artillery Cross and the Lapland Cross for the Continuation War - awarded members serving in the Finnish-German Army Corps. Image: SS-Unterscharführer Erik Wallin. Public domain.

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