ϟϟ-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS Sørensen
Danish Legion-Obersturmführer Per Sørensen of the Frikorps Danmark at 1941 wearing the trifos (three legged swastika) collar tabs. In the years to come, whether in the tough back-and-forth fighting that raged in the relief corridor to the Demyansk Pocket or in the Belarus, Estonia, Latvia or Pomerania, Sørensen was always found in the hottest spots with his Schmeißer MP dangling from his neck. He was promoted SS-Sturmbannführer in 1945 and received command of 24.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment Danmark east of Berlin in April 1945. The last commander of Danmark died from a sniper's bullet in the city of Berlin on April 24 1945. On the next day, in the midst of the desperate battle for Berlin, SS-Sturmbannführer Sørensen was given a military funeral in the Ploetzensee cemetery by German and Scandinavian SS-Panzergrenadiers from 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland. Awards among others: Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (German Cross in Gold), Ehrenblattspange des Deutschen Heeres (Honour Roll Clasp of the Army), Eisernes Kreuz I and II (Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class), Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen (Infantry Assault Badge) and Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber (Wound Badge in Silver). Image: Public domain.