Welcome! This is a Non-Political and a Non-Profit site (to include its authors and contributors) and does not subscribe to any revisionist organizations. This site is only to explore the combat role and history of the European Waffen-SS in World War II. Enlistment rolls show that a total of 950,000 men (German and foreigners) served in its ranks between 1940 and 1945. This blog contains a collection of real events and information on these volunteers for historical research and documentation.
ϟϟ-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS Mühlenkamp
Knight's Cross holder SS-Obersturmbannführer Johannes Mühlenkamp was assigned to the 5.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking, from Reich Division Reconnaissance Battalion, as Panzer Battalion commander, until March 1943. When the number of soldiers from the battalion have been increased, the battalion was converted into a regiment. The qualities of the Wiking Divison as a combat unit were already testified by the number of Knight´s Crosses of the Iron Cross awarded to its members. A total of 54 such gallantry awards were made, a figure surpassed only by 69 for the 2.SS-Panzerdivision Das Reich. Its members hoped to eventually see all the Germanic nations united into one body. Tens of thousands of Europeans would follow these initial volunteers. Image: SS-Obersturmbannführer Johannes Rudolf Mühlenkamp with his fox terrier, Ukraine 1943. Private collection.