SS-Sturmbannführer Erwin Meierdress (right), commander of 1./SS-Panzerregiment 3 of the Totenkopf Division, who took part in the battles east of Warsaw, where his unit destroyed many Soviet tanks and SPGs. He was killed in Hungary on 4 January 1945. The SS-Hauptsturmführer on the left is wearing the M44 camouflage drill uniform in the “Dot” pattern. Behind them is a knocked out T-34/85. Photo taken in August 1944.
SS-Oberführer Max Simon, wearing the rubberized motorcycle coat, presents the Iron Cross Second Class to the brave soldiers of the Division “Totenkopf” which had been encircled for several months in the Demyansk Pocket in the winter of 1941-42. Note the officer standing behind is wearing a variation of the uniform seen in this division - Totenkopf emblems on both collar patches.