VI SS Army Corps (Latvian)

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VI SS Army Corps (Latvian)
Active 1943 - 1945
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Allegiance Adolf Hitler
Branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Size Corps
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Karl Pfeffer-Wildenbruch

VI SS Army Corps (Latvian) or VI. SS-Freiwilligen-Armeekorps (Lettisches) (German) was a unit of the Waffen SS during World War II. It was formed in October 1943, to command the Latvian Waffen SS divisions. It fought in the northern sector of the Eastern Front as part of the 18th Army. They were part of the Army Group North until early 1945, when it was subordinated to Army Group Kurland. In October 1944, they were encircled by the Red Army offensives and spent the remainder of the war in the Courland Pocket, until they surrendered to the Red Army at end of the war.[1][2]

Commanders[edit]

Area of operations[edit]

  • Eastern front, northern sector - October 1943 - September 1944)
  • Latvia - September 1944 - May 1945) [1]

Order of battle[edit]

  • Corps troops
    • SS Signals Battalion 106
    • SS Nebelwerfer Battalion 506
    • Schwere SS Artillery Ranging Battery 506
    • SS Flak Battalion 106 / 506
    • Pionier Company VI.SS Corps
    • Lehr Battalion VI.SS Corps
    • SS Transport Company 106
    • SS Feldgendarmerie Company 106

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "VI SS Corps at Axis History". Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ Caballero p23
  3. ^ Caballero p23
  • Caballero Carlos, Germany's Eastern Front Allies (2), Osprey Publishing, 2002, ISBN 1-84176-193-1