Waffen SS Vandieken Knights Cross
Waffen SS Vandieken Knights Cross

Waffen SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Vandieken

$35.00

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Original WW2 Waffen SS postcard of “Hauptsturmfuhrer Anton Vandieken” who was in the 22nd SS Volunteer Cavalry Division Maria Theresia. Approx. size is 5 and 1/2 inches high by 3 and 1/2 inches across. The photo is by Hoffmann, Munich. Condition is very good.

Anton Vandieken (4 July 1909 — 29 October 2005) was a Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen-SS during World War II, who was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

During World War II he volunteered to join the Waffen SS in January 1940. He was posted to the SS Cavalry Brigade and eventually took over command of the 6th Squadron, SS Cavalry Regiment 15.

He was awarded the German Cross in Gold in September 1943, while serving with the 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. He was posted to the 52nd SS Cavalry Regiment, 22nd SS Volunteer Cavalry Division Maria Theresia and awarded the Knight’s Cross in December 1944.