ϟϟ-Panzergrenadier-Division „Wiking“

SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking
SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking was moved to the Kharkov Oblast under command of SS-Brigadeführer Herbert Otto Gille in late June 1943 where it, along with 23.Panzer-Division was to form the reserve force for Feldmarschall von Manstein's Army Group during Operation Zitadelle. While the operation was in effect the Wiking Division was engaged against several Soviet formations that attacked towards Kharkov. The newly added Estonian SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Batallion Narwa acquitted themselves well throughout the action, destroying around 100 Soviet tanks. Image: The photograph, taken on a later occasion, shows Wiking Panthers on the march. Fair use.

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