II.ϟϟ-Panzerkorps on the Southern Flank of the Kursk salient

SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Das Reich
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 in the run-up to a combined-arms attack during Operation Zitadelle in July 1943. Photographer: SS-Obersturmführer and Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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