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After the 2. Lehrgang für germanische Offiziere Björnsson was appointed to SS-Oberscharführer (RFA) from 25.9.1943. If I’m not mistaken, the title Reserveführeranwärter was later changed to SS-Standartenoberjunker der Reserve. On the Stellenübesetzungsliste of the SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers, Björnsson is mentioned as SS-Standartenoberjunker, this was changed with a pen into SS-Untersturmführer with Rangdienstalter of 20.4.1944. A long time to walk around as an officer candidate.Marc Rikmenspoel wrote:I believe that Björnsson was promoted to Ustuf. on June 21, 1944, and that the April 20, 1944 date in his file is his date of seniority ("mit wirkung von..."). I'm not certain of this, it is of course possible he was actually promoted to Ustuf. on April 20. However, I have photos of Björnsson and Hans-Caspar Krüger at a course, both as Standartenoberjunker, in what looks like May or June conditions.