19 March 2013

Panthers of Wiking Division in Maciejewo

Image size: 1600 x 890 pixel. 335 KB
Date: May-June 1944
Place: Maciejewo, Gmina Maszewo District, Goleniów County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Photographer: Unknown

A soldier from SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking" speaking through feldfernsprecher 33 (field telephone), while behind him the Panthers hit the dusts. The Panthers in the background are "II 011" (SS-Untersturmführer Manfred Renz, Zugführer/platoon leader) and "II 014" belonging to the Panzer-Regiment 5 "Wiking". The photo was most probably taken near Maciejewo (South-East of Warsaw) in May/June 1944. according to the book "Viking Summer: 5.SS-Panzer-Division in Poland" by Dennis Oliver, Panthers II011, II012, II013 and II014 were 2nd Battalion's reconnaissance platoon, commanded by Manfred Renz. Remaining Stab Panthers were numbered R01, R02, R03 and II00, II01, II02 and II03. BTW, very interesting camo on the Panther!


1 comment:

  1. All of the photos shown were taken by Ernst Baumann during the one day military Operation "Ilse" on April 27. 1944 South of Kovel.