ϟϟ-Untersturmführer der Waffen-SS Rasmussen
Danish SS-Untersturmführer Ellef Henry Rasmussen photographed in 1944 on the Narva front, Estonia just after graduating from SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz officer training school. Rasmussen joined Waffen-SS in 1940 and served in the Wiking Division. In 1943 he was assigned to the newly formed 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland, where in the final phase of the war become the commander of II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 24 Danmark. He took part many important campaigns and battles: Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union; Operation Blau, the advance into the Caucasus; Battle of Narva and Battle of Berlin. Ellef Henry Rasmussen wrote his autobiography with the help of an historian in Danish Troskab - Dansk SS-frivillig E.H. Rasmussens erindringer 1940-45. He passed away in 2016. Credit: 5sswiking. Image: Public domain.
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