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I.SS-Panzer-Korps "Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler"

History Formed 7.27.43 in Berlin-Lichterfelde. The Korpstruppen were formed at Truppenübungsplatz Beverloo, and the Panzer-Abteilung was formed at Truppenübungsplatz Mailly le Camp. It served in Southern Russia during the Summer of 1943, in Belgium in early 1944, in Normandy against the Allied D-Day landings in June, 1944, and in the withdrawl from France in late Summer and early Fall, 1944. In the Fall of 1944, the Korps was refit and placed under the command of the 6.SS-Panzer-Armee. It then took part in the Ardennes Offensive in December, 1944. The Korps was withdrawn in January, 1945, and ended the War on the Eastern Front near Vienna in May, 1945.
Korps Units
General Composition
Fliegerstaffel
SS-Korpskartenstelle
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101/501
SS-Artillerie-Kommandeur I
SS-Artillerie-Abteilung 101/501
SS-Flugabwehrkanone-Abteilung 101
SS-Flugabwehr-Kompanie
SS-Wefer-Abteilung 101/501
SS-Vielfachwerferbatterie (mot) 101/501
SS-Korps-Nachrichten-Abteilung 101/501
schwere SS-Beobachtungsbatterie 101/501
SS-Wehrgeologen-Bataillon 101
SS-Korps-Nachstub-Truppen 101
SS-Kraftfahr-Kompanie 101
SS-Korps-Sanitäts-Abteilung 101
SS-Feldlazarett 501
SS-Krankenkraftwagen-Zug 501
SS-Feldpostamt (mot) 101 (Field Post Office)
SS-Kriegsberichter-Kompanie (mot)
SS-Feldgendarmerie-Kompanie 101 (mot)
SS-Korps-Sicherungs-Kompanie 101
SS-Feldersatz-Brigade Gen.Kdo I.SS-Panzerkorps/101
Attached
Units
1.SS-Panzer-Division
2.SS-Panzer-Division
3.SS-Panzer-Division
12.SS-Panzer Division
17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division
11.Fallschirmjager-Division
117.Jäger-Division
6.Infantry-Division
Führer-Begleit-Division
7.Werfer-Brigade
Commanders Josef Dietrich 7.04.43 - 8.09.44
Fritz Kraemer 8.09.44 - 8.16.44
Georg Keppler 8.16.44 - 10.30.44
Herman Priess 10.30.44 - 5.08.45
War Service
Date
Army
Army Group
Area
11.43 forming B Upper Italy
12.43 14. Armee C Upper Italy
1.44 - 5.44 reserve D France
6.44 7. Armee B Normandy
7.44 Panzergruppe West B Normandy
8.44 5. Pz. Armee B Normandy
9.44 - 10.44 7. Armee B Eifel
11.44 refreshing - Westfalen
12.44 reserve OB West Ardennes
1.45 5. Pz. Armee B Ardennes
2.45 - 3.45 refreshing - Germany
4.45 6. Pz. Armee Süd Hungary (Stuhlweissenburg)
5.45 6. Pz. Armee Ostmark Lower Austria