|SS-Obersturmführer Hans Juchem|
ϟϟ-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS Juchem
SS-Obersturmführer Hans Juchem, later promoted SS-Hauptsturmführer and awarded the Close Combat Clasp in Gold, wearing a Heer splinter camouflage jacket in September 1942. Juchem had gained a reputation as a good commander and a man to turn to for difficult missions and his company was selected more and more to lead the Wiking Division's advance, or as a counter attacking force. He was killed in action on August 13 1943, during the fighting around the bridgehead on the Izium River in the Ukraine. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Commons: Bundesarchiv.