V SS Mountain Corps

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V SS Mountain Corps
ActiveOctober 1943 – May 1945
Country Germany
BranchFlag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
TypeGebirgsjäger
RoleMountain warfare
SizeCorps
EngagementsOperation Rösselsprung
Battle of Halbe
Defense of Schwedt Bridgehead
Battle of Berlin

V SS Mountain Corps was a Waffen-SS formation that existed in later periods of World War II. The Corps fought against Yugoslav Partisans in the Balkans as part of 2nd Panzer Army from October 1943 to December 1944. In 1945, the Corps fought on the Oder line as part of the 9th Army, in the Frankfurt am Oder area and in the Battle of Berlin that followed.[1][2] Throughout the corp's history, its commanders were Artur Phleps, Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger, and Friedrich Jeckeln. Walter Harzer served as chief of staff.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ripley, p. 320
  2. ^ Beevor, Antony, p. 255
  3. ^ Ripley, p. 320
  • Beevor, Antony. Berlin: The Downfall 1945, Penguin Books, 2002, ISBN 0-670-88695-5.
  • Ripley, Tim. The Waffen SS at War, Zenith Imprint, 2004, ISBN 0-7603-2068-3.