Welcome! This is a Non-Political and a Non-Profit site (to include its authors and contributors) and does not subscribe to any revisionist organizations. This site is only to explore the combat role and history of the European Waffen-SS in World War II. Enlistment rolls show that a total of 950,000 men (German and foreigners) served in its ranks between 1940 and 1945. This blog contains a collection of real events and information on these volunteers for historical research and documentation.
ϟϟ-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS Dieckmann
SS-Sturmbannführer August Dieckmann
European Volunteers of SS-Infanterie-Regiment Germania of the Wiking Division being congratulated on the award of the Iron Cross Second Class by Knight's Cross Holder SS-Sturmbannführer August Dieckmann, Commander of Germania; SS-Sturmmann Langjahr of the Artillerie-Regiment of SS-Division Wiking was presented the Iron Cross, 2nd Class. He went to the forward observation post as a wire troubleshooter and discovered the Assistant forward Observer and his radio operator dead. Alone, with only a rudimentary knowledge of artillery firing and under enemy pressure, he immediately started directing fire for the battery. Through this courageous decision, which was made on his own initiative, an enemy attack was halted.Photos taken by August Dieckmann's war correspondent Willi Altstadt in August 1942. SS-Kriegsberichter Willi Altstadt himself was awarded the Iron Cross First Class the very same month. Commons: Bundesarchiv.