After the relief attempts towards Cherkassy were 3.SS-Panzer-Division Totenkopf and the 1.Panzer-Division attacked towards the city of Korsun, attempting to secure a crossing across the Gniloy-Tilkich river, the Totenkopf fell back behind the Southern Bug River. Totenkopf immediately began taking up new defensive positions west of Ivanovka in the second week of March 1944. After another two weeks of fierce fighting in the forward defense lines, alongside Panzergrenadier-Division Großdeutschland, the Axis lines again fell back, withdrawing to the Dniestr on the Romanian border near Iaşi. Image: A young SS-Unterscharführer and an SS-Untersturmführer of 3.SS-Panzer-Division Totenkopf break for a meal beside the wreck of a Soviet T-34. This nice details picture is taken somewhere in Romania in April 1944. Commons: Bundesarchiv.
Labels: C:II Ukraine – Romania 1944