ϟϟ-Division „Wiking“ heading for Maikop
SS-Division Wiking moved off to the Southwest in the direction of Maikop at the head of the LVII.Panzerkorps. Under the command of SS-Gruppenführer Felix Steiner, the Dutch, Scandinavian and German SS volunteers assembled in the division penetrated to the Northwest and Southwest parts of the Maikop oil region. The enemy offered resistance wherever he could. Image: Panzergrenadiers and Kradschützen of SS-Division Wiking in the Caucasus 1942. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Willy Altstadt. US National Archives and Records Administration. Fair use.