ϟϟ-Panzergrenadier-Division „Totenkopf“

SS-Panzer-Regiment 3 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 veteran SS-Oberscharführer and panzer 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. This photograph was taken by SS-Kriegsberichter Peter Adendorf. The tank commander in picture has never been positively identified. Commons: Bundesarchiv. Source: Platz der Leibstandarte.

2 comments:

  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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  2. Anonymous3/9/18

    The commander is wearing the Infantry Assault Badge, the Iron Cross 1st Class and the Wound Badge in Silver.

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