V SS Mountain Corps

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V SS Mountain Corps
ActiveOctober 1943 – May 1945
Country Germany
BranchFlag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
RoleMountain warfare
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. At this time it rarely had more than two low strength divisions. 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]


  • SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS Artur Phleps (1 July 1943 - 21 September 1944)
  • SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Karl von Oberkamp (21 September - 1 October 1944)
  • SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger (1 October 1944 - 1 March 1945)
  • SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS Friedrich Jeckeln (1 March - 8 May 1945)

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
  • 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.