christian tychsen

Obersturmbannführer of the Waffen SS ,Christian Tychsen became 2nd SS Panzer Rgt commander on November 1943, and held command until he replaced Heinz Lammerding as temporary Commanding Officer of the Das Reich Division.

He died in Normandy in July 1944 when the Kubelwagen he was in, was fired upon by an advancing American tank. He died of his wounds in American captivity. Looters took his tunic with all his decorations and all other types of identification, so he was buried as an unknown soldier, but was later identified