ϟϟ-Panzergrenadier-Division „Totenkopf“

SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Totenkopf
Panzers of SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Totenkopf entering Kharkov. The strain of the combat in the city streets is distinctly evident on the faces of the men in this picture. The SS-Oberscharführer and tank commander peers straight ahead, his face tight with stress, searching for the next Soviet anti-tank gun or T-34 waiting in ambush, while the blank faced SS-Panzergrenadier behind his left shoulder appears completely exhausted. The tension of street fighting is clearly written on the visage of the man in the lower right corner. Source: Platz der Leibstandarte. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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  1. Anonymous7/9/17

    Does some one know who this commander is, comes from, service record, died. What do his medals say about his service ?? A very haunting photo, wish we could jump in and see 360 degrees. urquellsales2@cox.net Frederic

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