During the night and into the next day, several Waffen-SS kampfgruppen swept through central Kharkov. Every block had to be cleared of enemy troops. The SS-Panzergrenadiers encountered especially stubborn resistance from NKVD troops in the last remaining pockets of Soviet resistance. Image: Totenkopf SS-Panzergrenadiers hitch a ride on one of the division's Panzers IV during the mopping-up operation in Kharkov in March 1943. The SS-Oberscharführer and panzer commander in picture has never been positively identified. Notice the MG 42. Photo by SS-Kriegsberichter Peter Adendorf. Commons: Bundesarchiv.