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0166 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Operation "Kopaonik". The ethnic German SS Division "Prinz Eugen" goes into its first action (goal: destruction of the Chetnik Rasina Corps Headquarters). The operation is supervised by (from left to right) SS-Gruppenführer Artur Phleps, division commander, SS-Gruppenführer August Meyszner, SS and Police Commander in Serbia, and SS-Standartenführer Stefan Hedrich, infantry commander and deputy division commander (seen on the far right is SS-Untersturmführer Anton Wickl, commander of the war correspondent platoon). In the background: troops of Battlegroup South, commanded by SS-Obersturmbannführer Schmidhuber.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Homann.
Date: October 1942.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-34-24-13A.

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Operacija "Kopaonik". Folksdojčerska SS-divizija "Princ Eugen" polazi u svoju prvu akciju (cilj: uništenje štaba četničkog Rasinskog korpusa). Operaciju nadgledaju (sleva nadesno) SS-grupenfirer Artur Fleps, komandant divizije, SS-grupenfirer August Majsner, komandant SS-a i policije u Srbiji, i SS-štandartenfirer Štefan Hedrih, komandant pešadije i zamenik komandanta divizije (sasvim desno se vidi SS-unteršturmfirer Anton Vikl, komandir ratno-dopisničkog voda). U pozadini: trupe Borbene grupe Jug, pod komandom SS-oberšturmbanfirera Šmidhubera.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Homan.
Datum: oktobar 1942.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-34-24-13A.

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