ϟϟ-Panzergrenadier-Division „Das Reich“

SS-Panzergrenadierdivision Das Reich
SS-Sturmbannführer Christian Tychsen being awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Tychsen has just been presented with the Knight's Cross by SS-Gruppenführer Walter Krüger following the Third Battle of Kharkov, the last major German victory of World War II. From left to right: SS-Obersturmbannführer Sylvester Stadler, SS-Hauptsturmführer Hans Weiß, SS-Sturmbannführer Christian Tychsen, SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Kumm, SS-Hauptsturmführer Vinzenz Kaiser and SS-Untersturmführer Karl-Heinz Worthmann. The men were all members of SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Das Reich. Picture taken in the outskirts of Kharkov on March 31 1943. Photographer: SS-Obersturmführer and Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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