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SS-Untersturmführer der Wiking
On February 19 1943, Grischino was also in German hands. The majority of Armoured Group Popov, especially its tanks, had been destroyed there and at Krasno-Armaiskoje. Above and beyond that, the threat to the southern wing in this sector had been averted. The fighting for Grischino had been hard on both sides and cost SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking heavy losses. The Division Commander SS-Gruppenführer Felix Steiner expressed his praise to Wiking on March 4 1943: In these days, you have truly fought for and advanced the future of your homelands. It will one day thank you. Today, however, I want you to be satisfied with my thanks and unbridled recognition as well as your pride in your accomplishments.Image: An unidentified SS-Untersturmführer of the Wiking Division. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Alois Jarolim. US National Archives and Records Administration. Fair use.