|The Volkhov Front 1942|
ϟϟ-Polizei-Division and the Volkhov Front January - March 1942
In January 1942, the Polizei-Division was moved to the Volkhov Front - Novgorod Sector between Leningrad and Lake Ilmen, and on February 24 1942 it was transferred to the Waffen-SS; its personnel changing their police insignia to that of the SS. The new Waffen-SS formation was involved in some heavy fighting between January and March 1942 which resulted in the destruction of the Soviet 2nd Shock Army. The remainder of the year was spent on the Leningrad front. Image: A quite interesting picture by war correspondent Georg Gundlach showing an SS-man wearing mosquito netting over his helmet armed with a 9mm Schmeisser MP28 submachine-gun and Wehrmacht troops of 291.Infantry-Division together with Soviet prisoners of war during the Volkhov Battles in 1942. Fair use.