After being severly wounded more than nine times, Tychsen was killed on July 28 1944 while commanding 2.SS-Panzer-Division Das Reich in Normandy. He died of his wounds in American captivity and was stripped on his tunic with all his decorations and all other types of identification for souvenirs - as a result the Knight's Cross holder with Oakleaves SS-Obersturmbannführer Christian Tychsen was buried as an unknown soldier but was identified in the 1970's and rebuired with full honors. Image: Christian Tychsen after the Third Battle of Kharkov. Also in the picture is SS-Obersturmführer Hans Pavelka, killed in action on July 16 1943 and SS-Untersturmführer Karl-Heinz Worthmann, killed in action on July 6 1943 near Belgorod. Commons: Bundesarchiv.