Highly motivated after combat success in Ukraine the unit was then transported back to the west where they fought the Allies in France and Arnhem. However, their first campaign was in Ukraine in April 1944. The majority of its junior enlisted men were drawn from members of the Hitler Youth, while the senior NCOs and officers were from other Waffen-SS divisions. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The 10th SS-Panzer-Division Frundsberg - Hardcover - VERY GOOD at the best online prices at eBay! Unlike several of the earlier SS panzer divisions, the "Frundsberg" division did not engage in atrocities against either civilians or combatants. The 10th SS Panzer Division "Frundsberg" (German: 10. Official designation in German language as to "Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv“ in. The division's first battles were in Ukraine in April 1944. Thirteen Frundsbergers were awarded the Knights Cross, including Heinz Harmel. Click here to learn more. Postwar, the division had a very active veteran's association. He was wounded in action on 25 April 1945 and captured in a hospital.[3]. Afterwards, the unit was then transferred to the west, where it fought the Allies in France and at Arnhem. Rgt. Highly motivated after combat success in Ukraine the unit was then transported back to the west where they fought the Allies in France and Arnhem. They were intended to take part in the counterattack conducted by the II. Harmel was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany. It was formed on 27 January 1942 in Milowitz. The 32nd SS Volunteer Grenadier Division "30 Januar" was formed in January 1945 from what remained of other units and staff and pupils from SS schools and various other troops. Bundesarchiv Bild 183-J27784, Arnheim, Walter Model, Heinz Harmel.jpg 545 × 776; 40 KB Bundesarchiv Bild 183-2006-0819-500, Heinz Harmel, SS-Brigadeführer u. It first saw action at Tarnopol in April 1944 and later took part in the relief of the German troops cut off in the Kamenets-Podolsky pocket. Karl Decker was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who committed suicide in the Ruhr Pocket on 21 April 1945. The division was moved to Pomerania, then fought south east of Berlin in the Lusatian area until the end of the war. Afterwards, the unit was then transferred to the west, where it fought the Allies in France and at Arnhem. The 31st SS Volunteer Grenadier Division was a unit of the German armed forces during World War II. 1 "Frundsberg“), SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 22 (vorher: SS-Pz. 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The honor title Frundsberg was chosen, which refers to 16th Century German landsknecht commander Georg von Frundsberg. The division was destroyed in the Halbe pocket, but part of the unit surrendered to the Americans at Tangermünde. Heinz Harmel with Knights Cross recipient Karl-Heinz Euling (on right) and Otto Paetsch in February 1945. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 10 (Feb 1943 - June 1943) SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 10 Karl der Grosse (June 1943 - Oct 1943) SS-Panzer-Division 10 Frundsberg (Oct 1943) 10. The 22nd SS Volunteer Cavalry Division was a German Waffen SS cavalry division which was active on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. 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Between August 1942 and February 1943, Bittrich commanded the SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer, in rear security operations in the Soviet Union. The 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS , Latvian: 15. ieroču SS grenadieru divīzija ) was an Infantry Division of the Waffen-SS during World War II. The 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen, which was commanded by 31 year old Lieutenant Colonel Walter Harzer, had 3,500 men, perhaps five tanks and assualt guns, and very few armored fighting vehicles or personnel carriers. [ citation needed ] The division was mainly formed from conscripts. The 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg, which was led by 38 year old SS Brigadefuehrer Heinz Harmek, had 6,000 men, 20 Panther Tanks, 40 armored … This book, written by a former Waffen-SS veteran, is a surprisingly good account of the 9th SS-Panzer-Division 'Hohenstaufen' and the 10th SS-Panzer-Division 'Frundsberg'. 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