ϟϟ-Untersturmführer der Waffen-SS Rasmussen

SS-Untersturmführer Rasmussen
Danish SS-Untersturmführer Ellef Henry Rasmussen joined Waffen-SS in 1940 and served in SS-Infanterie-Regiment Nordland of the Wiking Division before attending the 3.Lehrgang for Germanic officer candidates at Junkerschule Bad Tölz. In 1943 he was assigned to the newly formed 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland. In the final phase of the war Rasmussen become the commander of II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 24 Danmark. He took part in many important campaigns and battles: Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union; Operation Edelweiß, the advance into the Caucasus; Battle of Narva and Battle of Berlin. After World War II, Rasmussen spent two years in prison on treason convictions, despite having had permission to serve in the Waffen-SS granted by the Danish government and the king during the war. Ellef Henry Rasmussen's war memories are written by Danish historian Peter Møller Hansen: Troskab - Dansk SS-frivillig E.H. Rasmussens erindringer 1940-45. Image: SS-Untersturmführer Ellef Henry Rasmussen photographed outside his command post in Narva 1944. Photo taken by Swedish SS-Untersturmführer Hans-Caspar Kreuger. Rasmussen passed away in 2016. Fair use.

1 comment:

  1. Jonathan B. Harder24/4/18

    Historien tilhører sejrherren, og Anden Verdenskrig er ingen undtagelse.

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