Welcome! This is a Non-Political and a Non-Profit site (to include its authors and contributors) and does not subscribe to any revisionist organizations. This site is only to explore the combat role and history of the European Waffen-SS in World War II. Enlistment rolls show that a total of 950,000 men (German and foreigners) served in its ranks between 1940 and 1945. This blog contains a collection of real events and information on these volunteers for historical research and documentation.
SS-Pz.AA 11 Nordland
Armored Car of the Nordland Division with the Swedish "Hamilton Group" in July 1944. Third man from right is SS-Unterscharführer Ragnar Johansson. He fought in the Swedish Volunteer Corps in Finland before he joined Waffen-SS (SS-Regiment Westland). Johansson served in 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking and Nordland between 1941 – 1945. He fell on May 2 1945, the very last day of the Battles for Berlin. Next to him stands SS-Unterscharführer Franz Alfons Wahlberg (1900 –1970) from Stockholm. He also served in Wiking and Nordland between 1941 – 1945. Wahlberg was captured by Soviet forces at Reinickendorf - north of Berlin on April 21 1945. He returned to Sweden in 1947. Also seen in this photo is SS-Gebirgsjäger Johan Wahlström, another Stockholmer (5.Wiking and 6.SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord). He was killed in action on July 19 1944. Image: Public domain.