ϟϟ-Panzerkorps: Third Battle of Kharkov

MG42 Gunner of SS-Pz.Korps
SS-Uscharf. of SS-Pz.Gren.Div. Totenkopf
Left image: an unidentified SS gunner of the SS-Panzerkorps staring into the distance during or after the retaking of Kharkov in March 1943. According to various sources, a member of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Das Reich. Commons: Bundesarchiv. Right image: a great portrait taken by SS-Kriegsberichter Hermann Grönert showing a cheerful-looking SS-Unterscharführer of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Totenkopf during the Third Battle of Kharkov in 1943. Note the skull insignia in his winter hat. None of the soldiers have been identified. US National Archives and Records Administration.

1 comment:

  1. Roman Frackiewicz28/1/19

    The war correspondent Hermann Groenert who took the second picture was a holder of the Iron Cross I, the Infantry Assault Badge and the Wound Badge in Silver. He was promoted to SS-Unterscharfuehrer August 15, 1944. Many thanks for a great site, which I continue to find a valuable web resource.

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