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SS Armored Car of "NORDLAND" DIVISION

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SS Armored Car of "NORDLAND" DIVISION

Postby PF on 04 Oct 2005 15:26

In Mollo's "Pictorial History of the SS".p.169 there is a picture of a blown up Armored SS Car in Berlin 1945. Mollo ids this as of the "Wiking" Division aparently basing this on a running Swastika insignia.
On website "Swedish Volunteers in the GErman Wehrmacht in WW" at URL http://www.fieldgrau.com/sweden.html IDs this as a vechile of Swedish Kompanies In Nordland Division at Friedrichstrasse 107 and the dead man at right as a Ragnar Johanssom from Stockholm. (FOR Reference only)
The Question is which Divison-Wiking or Nordland?
Both Divisions had the similiar Division insignia-however it seems that the Nordland Division
is correct-the Swastika in photo has a circle around it-which the Nordland also had.
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Postby Juha Hujanen on 04 Oct 2005 16:04

It's from Nordland. There's few lines of that wreck in le Tissier's book With our Backs to Berlin. Oscha. Willi Rogmann walked near it and observed an small entry hole on right side of vehicle. He thought it was made by captured Panzerfaust fired by Russian soldier. He also saw how several occupants had managed to bail out but were killed by machine gun fire.

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Postby PF on 04 Oct 2005 16:13

Thanks
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Postby Georg on 04 Oct 2005 16:30

Juha Hujanen wrote:It's from Nordland. There's few lines of that wreck in le Tissier's book With our Backs to Berlin. Oscha. Willi Rogmann walked near it and observed an small entry hole on right side of vehicle. He thought it was made by captured Panzerfaust fired by Russian soldier. He also saw how several occupants had managed to bail out but were killed by machine gun fire.

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According to SS-Hstuf Hans Gösta Pehrson who was in that Pz. Ragnar was killed by a handgrenade in the house
next to the pz. H-G Pehreson managed to survive.

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