black panther division

Panther ‘533’ and Sd.Kfz. 251 armoured half-tracks of the Wiking Division awaiting the order to advance, Wilanowo area, July 1944. The crew has yet to remove the dust cover from the gun’s muzzle, indicating that enemy contact is not yet expected.

The men from the Wiking Division at the start of the brutal campaign to defend Poland in the summer of 1944.


Counterattack with Wiking Division Panzergrenadiere in Sd.Kfz. 251 and Panther ‘534’ from soldiers point of view, Nurzec-Stacja area, July 1944. During this time Wiking Division was engaged in counterattacks against Soviet armored and cavalry forces following their rapid advance during the Red Army’s Operation Bagration summer offensive.

The Wiking Division in Eastern Poland in July 1944, preparing to stop the Soviet summer offensive, codename Operation Bagration.


The Panthers of the 12. SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend spotted in Normandy ready to counterattack, summer of 1944.