Listed below is all that is known about the composition of the II S.S. Panzer Korps. Please let me know of any further information, including the commanders of any units, more accurate English translations of the German unit names, and also the size of formations and their casualties. webmaster@extraplan.demon.co.uk

 

Korps HQ

Commander : Obergruppenführer Wilhelm Bittrich

 

The units listed below were attached to the II S.S. Panzer Korps in one capacity or another, however the Kampfgruppe (or Battle Group) units were improvised from a selection of units, including some from the 9th and 10th S.S. Panzer Divisions listed below.

 

S.S. Panzergrenadier Bataillon 16

Commander : Sturmbannführer Sepp Krafft

Later Kampfgruppe Krafft, reinforced by two marine regiments, a police company, and 10 x StuG IIIg of StuG Abteilung 280, as of 19th September.

Strength: 600+    Dead: 65    Wounded: 161    Missing: 94

 

Schwerepanzer Abteilung 506

Commander : Major Lange

Armament : 45 x PzKw VIb

 

Schwerepanzer Kompanie Hummel

Armament : 14 x PzKw VI

 

StuG Abteilung 280

Armament : 10 x StuG IIIg

 

Arko 191

Bataillon I

Bataillon II

Bataillon III

 

Armament : 24 x 105L28 leFH 18, and 4 x 210L31 Morser 18

 

S.S. Werfer Abteilung 102

Commander : Hauptsturmfürer Nickmann

Armament : 12 x 15cm NW 41

 

Kampfgruppe Brinkmann

 

KampfGruppe Bruhn

Strength: 525

 

Kampfgruppe Harder

Two Panzer and an Administrative Company

Strength: 460

 

Sperrverband Harzer (Gerhard)

MG Bataillon 47, (540 men)

Marine Kampfgruppe 642, (600 men)

Kampfgruppe Schörken, (600 men)

Kampfgruppe Kauer, (600 men)

S.S. Abteilung "Landstrum Nederland", (450 men)

 

Kampfgruppe Knaust

Commander: Major Knaust

 

Ersatz Abteilung Bocholt

Panzer Kompanie Mielke, (8 x PzKw III+IV) as of 19th September

Strength: 200-300    Casualties: 100

 

Kampfgruppe Spindler

Two companies, 9th S.S. Artillerie Regiment, (350 men)

9th S.S. Panzer Pioneer Abteilung (100 men with self-propelled guns)

Four companies, 19 and 20 S.S. Panzergrenadier Regiments

9th S.S. Flak Abteilung (85 men, 1 x 88L56 Flak and 1 x 20L113 Flak)

Strength: 1000    Casualties: See individual units below

 

FlaK Abteilung Swoboda

Came under command of 9 S.S. Panzer Division on 19th September.

Bataillon I, (12 x 88L56 FlaK 18, and 8 x 20L113 FlaK 38)

Bataillon II (12 x 88L56 FlaK 18, and 8 x 20L113 FlaK 38)

Abteilung 19, (5 x 88L56 FlaK 18, and 6 x 37L98)

Kruger, (4 x 88L56 FlaK 18, and 5 x 20L113 FlaK 38

S.S. 102, (8 x 20L113 FlaK 38, and 2 x 37L98)

 

Kampfgruppe Von Allworden

Commander : Captain Klaus Von Allworden

Consisiting of Anti-Tank, Pioneer and Supply Companies, supplemented by Naval personnel.

Strength: 410

 

Kampfgruppe Weber

Nachrichten Abteilung 213, (Captain Willy Weber), (90 men)

 

 

9 S.S. Panzer Division 'Hohenstaufen'

 

Headquarters

Commander : Obersturmbannführer Walther Harzer

 

9 S.S. Panzer-Regiment

Bataillon I, (100 men)

Bataillon II, (3 x PzKw Vg Panther)

9 S.S. Panzer Regiment 9, (120 men)

FlaK Regiment 9, (2 x Flak Pz. IV(37))

Werkstatt, (100 men)

Schiffsturm, (100 men)

 

19 S.S. Panzergrenadier Regiment

Bataillon I, (300 men)

Bataillon 15 (Pioneer), (120 men)

 

20 S.S. Panzergrenadier Regiment

Aufklarung, (80 men)

Bataillon I, (300 men)

Bataillon II, (300 men)

Bataillon 15 (Pioneer), (120 men)

 

9 S.S. Aufklarung Abteilung

English name : Reconnaissance Battalion

Commander : Captain Viktor Graebner

Armament : 30 x Sdkfz 233+234

Strength: 400    Casualties: 200

 

9 S.S. Artillerie Regiment

English name : Artillery Regiment

 

Abteilung I (Sturmbannfürer Ludwig Spindler)

Strength: 120

 

9 S.S. Panzerjäger Abteilung
English name : Anti-Tank Battalion

Commander : Hauptsturmfürer Klaus von Allworden

Armament : 2 x Jagdpanzer IV

Strength: 120    Casualties: 100

 

9 S.S. Flak Abteilung
English name : Anti-Aircraft Battalion

Commander : Obersturmfürer Gropp

Armament : 1 x 88L56 Flak and 1 x 20L113 Flak

Strength: 87    Casualties: 80

 

9 S.S. Panzer Pioneer Abteilung

English name : Engineer Battalion

Commander : Hauptsturmfürer Hans Moeller

Strength: 120    Casualties: 60

 

Pioneer Lehr Battalion 9

Strength: 450 men

 

9 S.S. Panzer Nachrichten Abteilung
English name : Signals Battalion

 

9 S.S. Sturmgeschütz Abteilung
English name : Assault Battalion

 

9 S.S. Beoachtungs Batterie
English name : Observation Battery

 

9 S.S. Nachschubtruppen

English name : Supply and Logistics Unit

 

9 S.S. Panzer Instandsetzungs Abteilung
English name : Maintenance Unit


9 S.S. Verwaltungstruppen Abteilung
English name : Administration

 

9 S.S. Sanitäts Kompanien
English name : Medical Unit

 

9 S.S. Feldlazarett
English name : Field Hospital

 

9 S.S. Feldgendarmerie Trupp
English name : Military Police

 

9 S.S. Ausbildungs Battalion

 

9 S.S. Wirtschafts Battalion

 

9 S.S. Krankenkraftwagenzug


9 S.S. Feldpostamt

 

9 S.S. Kriegsberichter Zug

 

9 S.S. Feldersatz Battalion

 

 

10 S.S. Panzer Division 'Frundsberg'

 

Headquarters

Commander : Brigadeführer Heinz Harmel

 

10 S.S. Panzer Regiment

Bataillon I (8 x PzKw Vg Panther)

Bataillon II (10 x PzKw IVj)

FlaK Regiment 10 (3 x Flak Pz. IV(37))

 

21 S.S. Panzergrenadier Regiment

Aufklarung (80 men)

Bataillon I, (200 men)

Bataillon 13, (3 x 15cm sIG Gw 38(t))

Bataillon 15, (80 men)

 

22 S.S. Panzergrenadier Regiment

Aufklarung, (100 men)

Bataillon I, (200 men)

Bataillon II, (200 men)

Bataillon 13, (3 x 15cm sIG Gw 38(t))

Bataillon 15, (80 men)

 

10 S.S. Aufklarung Abteilung

English name : Reconnaissance Battalion

Commander : Sturmbannfürer Brinkmann

Armament : 3 x Sdkfz 231/232, 6 x Sdkfz 222, 2 x Sdkfz 250/9, 17 x le.SPW 250, 9 x m.SPW 251

 

10 S.S. Panzer Artillerie Regiment

English name : Artillery Regiment

 

Bataillon I, (18 x 105L28 leFH 18)

Bataillon II, (24 x 105L28 leFH 18)

Bataillon III, (12 x 150L30 sFH 18, and 10 x 105L52 K 18)

 

10 S.S. Panzerjäger Abteilung

English name : Anti-Tank Battalion

Commander : Sturmbannfürer Roestel

Armament : 20 x Jagdpanzer IV, all but four of these were attached to KG Heinke, 13th September.

 

10 S.S. Flak Abteilung
English name : Anti-Aircraft Battalion

Armament : 6 x 20L113 FlaK 38, 10 x 88L56 FlaK 18, and 9 x 37L89 FlaK 18

 

10 S.S. Pioneer Abteilung
English name : Engineer Battalion

Strength: 200

 

10 S.S. Panzer Nachrichten Abteilung
English name : Signals Battalion

 

10 S.S. Sturmgeschütz Abteilung

English name : Assault Battalion

 

10 S.S. Nachschubtruppen
English name : Reserve Unit

 

10 S.S. Instandsetzungs Abteilung

English name : Maintenance Battalion

 

10 S.S. Verwaltungs Truppen

English name : Administration

 

10 S.S. Sanitats Abteilung
English name : Medical Unit

 

10 S.S. Feldgendarmerie-Trupp

English name : Military Police

 

10 S.S. Versorgungs Einheinten

English name : Supply Unit

 

10 S.S. Kradschützen Regiment

 

10 S.S. Kriegsberichter Zug

 

10 S.S. Feldpostamt