ϟϟ-Untersturmführer der Waffen-SS Borg
SS-Untersturmführer Gösta Borg (1915 – 2000) from Stockholm, Sweden fought against the Soviet invasion with the Swedish Volunteer Corps during the Winter War 1939 – 1940. Borg was originally from the Swedish Royal Guards (Svea Livgarde). He volunteered for the Waffen-SS in 1941 and was attached to SS-Division Wiking (Regiment Westland). After being wounded Borg returned to Sweden were he studied at the Swedish Military Academy. In 1943 he returned to Germany and graduated at SS-Junkerschule Bad-Tölz (SS Officer Candidate School) and became a Kriegsberichter in SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers. Borg covered various fronts with 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking and 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland. He interviewed various public figures during the war, including SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich, Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model and Ferdinand Schröner. Borg also directed the emissions in Swedish from the Königsberg’s radio Deutschen Europasender. In 1951 he published an account Det röda massanfallet (The Red Onslaught) where he describes his experiences in the Waffen-SS. It was meant to be a guide for the Swedish Army on how to deal with a possible Soviet invasion of Western Europe. Notice the traditional (Danziger) Skull that was worn in 1923 – 1934. Image: Courtesy of Wittenborn.