V SS Mountain Corps

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V SS Mountain Corps
Active October 1943 – May 1945
Country  Germany
Branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Type Gebirgsjäger
Role Mountain warfare
Size Corps
Engagements Operation 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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  1. ^ Ripley, p. 320
  2. ^ Beevor, Antony, p. 255
  3. ^ Ripley, p. 320