|SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Das Reich|
II.ϟϟ-Panzerkorps on the Southern Flank of the Kursk salient
The II.SS-Panzerkorps used temporary divisional markings instituted for the Battle of Kursk. This was to confuse the Soviets with unit identification. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Das Reich used two vertical bars with a footer in place of the Wolfsangel insignia (until the fall 1943). The Totenkopf used three bars without a footer in place of the Totenkopf insignia. The Leibstandarte SS were assigned a marking of two and a half bar with a footer in place of the Dietrich insignia but was never used. Image: Das Reich Tigers moves forward at the Kursk salient during Operation Zitadelle in July 1943. Photographer: SS-Obersturmführer and Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel. Commons: Bundesarchiv.