9th SS Aufklarungs Abteilung

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 Normandy 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.
Division Symbol

9th SS Hohenstaufen Division Symbol

Welcome to the home of the
9th SS Aufklarungs Abteilung Reenactment group. We are the Reconnaissance Battalion of the 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen. We are a new unit from Indiana that has an interest in the German Soldier. While we do not seek to condone or wish to glorify extremist regimes of the period such as the Third Reich, we are interested in the soldiers of the SS as soldiers. We wish to understand them better, how they lived, how they fought, and the uniforms and equipment they used. We strive, through re-enactment, to understand them a little more.

We are seeking new members, and are welcome those who share an interest in reliving history with us.
If you are interested in joining, please feel free to Contact Us!


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