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Heavy Panzer Battalions
101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion
101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion (in German Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101) was one of the Waffen-SS’s elite armored units. With the introduction of new Tiger II tanks in late 1944, it was redesignated the 501st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion.
It was created on July 19, 1943, as a part of the I SS Panzer Corps, by forming two new heavy tank companies consisting of Tiger I tanks and incorporating the 13th (Heavy) Company of the 1st SS Panzer Regiment. It was attached to 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte and sent to Italy on August 23, 1943, where it stayed until mid-October. The 1st and 2nd company were then sent to the Eastern Front while the rest of the unit stayed in the West.
102nd SS Heavy Panzer Battalion
The 102nd SS Heavy-Panzer Battalion 102 (German: Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 102) was a heavy-tank battalion of the Waffen SS during World War II.
It fought as part of the II SS Panzer Corps during the Battle of Normandy and was nearly destroyed. Renamed as 502nd SS Heavy-Panzer Battalion, (German: Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502) the unit was destroyed by the Russians in the Halbe Pocket in Spring 1945.
SS- Panzer Korps
I SS Panzer Corps
The I SS Panzer Corps (German: I.SS-Panzerkorps) was a German armored corps of the Waffen-SS. It saw action on both the Western and Eastern Fronts during World War II.
II SS Panzer Corps
The II SS Panzer Corps was a German Waffen-SS armored corps which saw action on both the Eastern and Western Fronts during World War II. It was commanded by Paul Hausser during the Third Battle of Kharkov and the Battle of Kursk in 1943 and by Wilhelm Bittrich on the Western Front in 1944.