|SS-Sturmbannführer August Dieckmann|
ϟϟ-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS Dieckmann
Two Knight's Cross Holders of SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking. To the right is SS-Sturmbannführer August Dieckmann, Commander of SS-Infanterie-Regiment Germania. He was later to be promoted SS-Obersturmbannführer and awarded the 233rd Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross on April 16 1943. Dieckmann was born on May 29 1912 in Cadenberge near Hannover and was killed in action on October 10 1943 while leading his men against Soviet fortifications around the Dnieper River in Ukraine. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Willi Altstadt. The war correspondent Altstadt himself was awarded the Iron Cross First Class in August 1942 and promoted to SS-Untersturmführer on March 20 1943. US National Archives Records Administration. Fair use.