Soldiers from 3. SS-Panzer-Division Totenkopf discuss defense plan

3. SS-Panzer-Division Totenkopf

Soldiers from the 3. SS-Panzer-Division “Totenkopf” discuss a defensive action plan with the Tiger heavy tank commander from the 503rd Wehrmacht heavy tank battalion. Eastern Front, Operation Citadel.

SS-Panzer-Division “Totenkopf” – the Waffen SS unit was formed from October 16 to November 1, 1939 at the SS training camp in Dachau as a motorized infantry division. The division was based on the rank of SS Totenkopf, as well as officers of the SS reinforcement units and SS-Heimwehr Danzig. The first commander of 3. SS-Panzer-Division “Totenkopf” was the founder of the concentration camp inspector Theodor Eike.

Location: USSR
Photo Time: July-August 1943
Photo by: Merz

In : 1943

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