Wiking officers

German SS and Waffen-SS 1923-1945.
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Wiking officers

Post by Regiment Norge » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:00 pm

Hi!

Could these officers of WIKING be identified. All pictures taken in the Tscherkassy pocket in 1944.

First up is an Ostubaf of Westland.
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Re: Wiking officers

Post by Regiment Norge » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:16 pm

More officers.
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SS-Pz.Abt. 5
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Same SS-Pz.Abt. 5
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Germania officer
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SS-Pz.Abt. 5 again
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Re: Wiking officers

Post by Regiment Norge » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:18 pm

Even more.
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SS-Pz.Abt. 5 at Kowel
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Same Ostubaf of Westland
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Re: Wiking officers

Post by tim will » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:08 pm

The only one I recognize at the moment is SS-Pz.Abt. 5 at Kowel Alfred Grossrock. 6th Co commander. I've seen a couple others before that you have posted but I don't know who they are. Sorry! Any other Wiking panzer officers photos you'd like to share?
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Re: Wiking officers

Post by PK » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:15 am

screen-capture-8.jpg is Estonian Hando Ruus, Kp Fhr in SS-Pz.Gr.Btl."NARWA".

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Re: Wiking officers

Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:36 pm

#7 is identified in Doug Nash's Hell's Gate as being Hans-Georg Jessen, then serving with the Stug. of 4./SS-PR 5 (temporary company commander, I believe). Based on comparison photos, I think it probably is Jessen, but I'm not 100% certain (it might be the guy who commanded the 1./SS-Panzer Abt. 4 of the Polizei Division, which was assigned to the Walloon Brigade at this time). Maybe Doug can inform us whether the Wiking veterans positively identified Jessen.

As Petter indicated, #8 is Hando Ruus, and as Tim said, #9 is (Al)Fred Grossrock.

I believe #2 and #3, the guy in black talking to Gille, is O1 Westphal, but I'm not certain.

I'm still trying to identify the Obstubaf.

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