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9th SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen

9th SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen was mainly formed from conscripts, many of them from the RAD. It first saw action at Tanopol Apr 1944 where it took part in rescuing German troops from the Kamenets-Podolsk pocket. It was sent to Normany to fight the allied landings. It retreated into Belgium before being sent to rest near Arnhem where they soon had to fight the allied paratroopers who landed there. It was then transferred to Germany and later fought in the Ardennes and Hungary before ending the war in Austria. Lineage SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 9 (Feb 1943 - Mar 1943) SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 9 Hohenstaufen (Mar 1943 - Oct 1943) 9th SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Hohenstaufen (Oct 1943 - May 1945) Commanders SS-Obergruppenführer Willi Bittrich (15 Feb 1943 - 29 June 1944) SS-Oberführer Thomas Müller (29 June 1944 - 10 July 1944) SS-Brigadeführer Sylvester Stadler (10 July 1944 - 31 July 1944) SS-Oberführer Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock (31 July 1944 - 29 Aug 1944) SS-Standartenführer Walter Harzer (29 Aug 1944 - 10 Oct 1944) SS-Brigadeführer Sylverster Stadler (10 Oct 1944 - 8 May 1945) Chief of Staff SS-Sturmbannführer Baldur Keller (8 Jan 1943 - ? June 1943) SS-Obersturmbannführer Walter Harzer (? June 1943 - ? Nov 1944) SS-Sturmbannführer Emil Stürzbecher (? Nov 1944 - ? May 1945) Quartermaster SS-Sturmbannführer Berhard Hofmann (1 Feb 1943 - 1 July 1944) SS-Hauptsturmführer Walther Jens (1 Aug 1944 - ? 1944) SS-Hauptsturmführer Walter Uhlmann (? Dec 1944 - ? Feb 1945) SS-Hauptsturmführer Walter Heininghaus (1 Mar 1945 - ? May 1945) Area of operations France (Feb 1943 - Mar 1944) Eastern front, southern sector (Mar 1944 - Apr 1944) France (Apr 1944 - Aug 1944) Belgium & Netherlands (Aug 1944 - Oct 1944) Western Germany (Oct 1944 - Dec 1944) Ardennes (Dec 1944 - Jan 1945) Western Germany (Jan 1945 - Feb 1945) Hungary (Feb 1945 - Mar 1945) Austria (Mar 1945 - May 1945) Manpower strength Dec 1943 19.611 June 1944 15.898 Dec 1944 19.000 Knight's Crosses Awarded 12 Order of battle SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 19 SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 20 SS-Panzer Regiment 9 SS-Panzer Artillerie Regiment 9 SS-Panzer-Aufklarung-Abteilung 9 SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 9 SS-Flak-Abteilung 9 SS-Panzer-Pioneer-Abteilung 9 SS-Panzer-Nachrichten-Abteilung 9 SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 9 SS-Beoachtungs-Batterie 9 SS-Nachschubtruppen 9 SS-Panzer-Instandsetzungs-Abteilung 9 SS-Wirtschafts-Battalion 9 SS-Verwaltungstruppen-Abteilung 9 SS-Sanitäts-Kompanien 9 SS-Feldlazarett SS-Krankenkraftwagenzug 9 SS-Feldpostamt 9 SS-Kriegsberichter-Zug 9 SS-Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 9 SS-Feldersatz-Battalion 9 SS-Ausbildungs-Battalion 9 Insignia The "Hohenstaufen" cuff title was authorized for this unit. Reference material on this unit Herbert Fürbringer - 9 SS Panzer Division: Hohenstaufen Lothar van Greelen - Verkauft und Verraten Lothar Greil - Gloria Mundi Patrick Hook - Hohenstaufen: 9th SS Panzer Division Helmut Semmler - SS-Flak Wilhelm Tieke - In the Firestorm of the Last Years of the War Hans Wijers - Memories of the fight in the Ardennes 1944/45: The battle for Grand-Halleux, Vielsalm, Bra and Vilettes



Information taken from the excellent website,
Axis History Factbook