|SS-Obersturmführer Hans Dorr|
ϟϟ-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS Dorr
The men of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking improved the dugouts that they had been assigned. It goes without saying that the men were thinking of spending the winter in the Caucasus and wanted to be prepared for it. Image: Battle fatigue etched into his face, this tough-looking SS-Obersturmführer and veteran of the Wiking Division Hans Dorr (April 7 1912 – April 17 1945) prepare for renewed close-quarters fighting in the Southeast Caucasus in 1942. Dorr was later awarded the prestigious Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and promoted SS-Obersturmbannführer. He became the Commander of 1.Battalion of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment Germania and was wounded 16 times during World War II. Hans Dorr died at a Field hospital near Judenburg only a month before the war's end. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Willi Altstadt. US National Archives Records Administration. Fair use.