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ϟϟ-Panzer-Abteilung 5 „Wiking“ in the Maikop area
SS-Panzer-Abteilung 5 Wiking
With the fighting around Linejuaja, the SS-Division Wiking´s offensive operations for the Maikop oil region had ended. They had been dramatic enough, and a tense time for the troops and command alike. At that point, it was imperative to take possession of the oilfields and organize the division for the defense of this large area. The Wiking moved Southwest to the forest area of the western Caucasian Mountains. Images: Tank Commander and tankers of a Panzer Kpfw III of the SS-Panzer-Abteilung 5 Wiking in Maikop area in August 1942. The tanker crews were subject to the most claustrophobic conditions. Fair use.