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Алексей
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Wiking?

Post by Алексей » 29 Oct 2021 06:18

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What is this ceremony?What date pictures?What division?
Thanks for the help,Алексей
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Re: Wiking?

Post by Bagaudas » 31 Oct 2021 19:28

Buenas tardes.

I believe that the officer with glasses, who is standing in the second photo, looks like Paul Kümmel, and the other one who is on a pedestal, looks like Köhler, the commanding officer of the Wiking battalion who fell during the breakdown of the Siege of Cherkassy. Now, I don't see much else either and the same may be from another unit and I'm making a mistake.

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Re: Wiking?

Post by Алексей » 02 Nov 2021 13:57

Yes,indeed–the one on the far left in the second photo looks very much like Kümmel:
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Re: Wiking?

Post by Charles Trang » 06 Dec 2021 18:14

This picture was probably taken in autumn 1943. SS-Stubaf. Hans Köller (not Köhler), speaking at the stand, was the commander of I./SS-Pz.Rgt.5. Paul Kümmel was sent to this Abteilung in October 1943 to learn about the panzer tactics. When Köller was killed during the Tscherkassy breakout, Kümmel was named as his successor and led the battalion during its refitting till May1944 when he replaced Franz Hack at the head of III./Germania.

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Re: Wiking?

Post by Алексей » 04 Feb 2022 13:10

Here,this photo from some book has a link to a file from the Bundesarchiv:
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