Diggin’ Russian WW2 Battlefield (Gruesome images+) Part II. SS-Viking positions
Here is another short stunning story with photos about fierce hand-to-hand combat near Rostov city. All ground around was mixed up with artillery shells and bombs. Many from the thousands of brave Soviet and Nazi German soldiers found their death in this bloody trenches. Most of them were buried on the same place where they have been killed by machine gun or artillery fire during the battle in 1943.
Well known ww2 German dog tag found with remains of the soldier. It belongs to 5th SS artillery regiment from SS-Viking division. This true SS soldier has been wearing nice ring made of brass (see next photo).
German soldier with rusty Walther PPK on the same positions discovered. Equipment elements like M42 steel helmet, belt buckle and Infantry Assault Badge in silver grade also shown below.
Skull of the fallen soldier…
Another small arms Browning type with dog tag.
That’s all for today. To be continued later on…
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That soldier was buried on German soldiers cemetery, so there are no graverobbers.
All Soldiers should be respected where they fall, no matter of the nationality. A chance should also be given to their home country to recover the body, examine possible sources of DNA and hopefully inform the family of the fallen.
For further information see
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_POW/MIA_Accounting_Command (For US Soliders)
Thank you for comment. As you know, we are bloggers, but we also do such activity you have mentioned in your comment. We are a part of history club, which idea is to find fallen soldiers and to help identify them and make connection with their relatives. We are connected with VolksBund in Germany (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_War_Graves_Commission), for last years we’ve found more than 1000 fallen soldiers from both sides. Some of them (no more than 20%) was sent back home to their relatives, but almost 80% still stay unnamed. We have a big cemetery for soldiers, but problem is we don’t have any support from government. Everything is financed only by ourselves, club members. So it is.
Was this soldier identified? Especially with his ID disk? And an American .45 cal on him? I wish I could go on some of these searches. But only for recovery efforts. No interests in relic hunting at all. May our nation’s forever love in peace…..
I totally agree with you! Yes, this soldier went back home to Germany.
That a russian pistol airforce had that ,found some rusty rests in the sat water from spanish civilwar , i woud idnt him and brurn the rest to ashes might number brought to a colletion tumb near the battelfeeld .
Where? You can send us a photo.
That is a browning Hi-Power 9mm not a russian pistol