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  WWW.WAFFEN-SS.NO "10. SS-Panzer-Division Frundsberg"
The Hitlerjugend was unique because the majority of its junior enlisted men were drawn from members of the Hitler Youth born in 1926, while the NCOs and officers were generally veterans of the Eastern Front.
The various companies in the attacking 12th SS failed to co-ordinate their moves towards the Canadians and despite heavy casualties during repeated attempts by the infantry, Canadian artillery and supporting heavy machine guns of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa took a heavy toll of each attacking company of SS troops.
In the confusion of the withdrawal, the division was unable to undertake a rescue attempt.
www.waffen-ss.no /SS-Panzer-Division-Hitlerjugend.htm   (2927 words)

  12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hitlerjugend was remarkable because the majority of its junior enlisted men were drawn from members of the Hitler Youth born in 1926.
In the confusion of the withdrawal, the division was unable to undertake a rescue attempt.
Some members of his 26th Regiment of the 12 SS were responsible for dozens of killings on the 8th of June again, after he took up duties with the 1st SS in time for the Battle of the Bulge, his men committed what has come to be known to Americans as the Malmédy Massacre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/12th_SS_Panzer_Division_Hitlerjugend   (3943 words)

 3rd SS Division Totenkopf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SS Division Totenkopf was one of the thirty-eight divisions fielded by the Waffen-SS during World War II.
The division was pulled back to the west, executing a fighting withdrawal from Budapest to the area near Lake Balaton, where the 6th SS Panzer Army under SS-Oberstgruppenführer Josef Dietrich was massing for the upcoming Operation Frühlingserwachen.
The division's original cadre was drawn from the SS-Totenkopfverbände (concentration camp guards), as opposed to the other Germanic SS Divisions which were formed from the SS-Verfügungstruppe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SS_Division_Totenkopf   (3221 words)

 Achtung Panzer! - Waffen SS Panzer Divisions 1943-1945
In October of 1943, 1st SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" was reorganized as 1st SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".
In October of 1943, 3rd SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Totenkopf" was reorganized as 3rd SS Panzer Division "Totenkopf".
In October of 1943, 12th SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Hitlerjugend" was reorganized as 12th SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend".
www.achtungpanzer.com /articles/wpzdiv.htm   (619 words)

 Waffen-SS - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Waffen SS men were equipped with camoflague smocks and helmet covers, a new innovation which made them easily identifiable and provided them with an edge in combat.
These divisions were charachterised by extremely high unit morale and combat ability, as well as commitment to the Crusade against Bolshevism and the defense of the Fatherland.
The divisions are referred to as the classic SS divisions, and they include the LSSAH, Das Reich, Totenkopf, the multi-national Wiking, the Hohenstaufen and Frundsberg, and the Hitlerjugend.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Waffen-SS   (1749 words)

 Battle of the Bulge - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The 5th Panzer Army led by Hasso von Manteuffel, was assigned to the middle attack route with the objective of capturing Brussels.
Attacks by the 6th SS Panzer Army infantry units in the north fared badly due to unexpectedly fierce resistance by the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division and U.S. 99th Infantry Division, which was attached to the 2nd, at the Elsborn Ridge, stalling their advance; this forced Dietrich to unleash his Panzer forces early.
In the north, the main armored spearhead of the 6th SS Panzer Army, Kampfgruppe Peiper, consisting of 4800 men and 600 vehicles under the command of Waffen-SS colonel Jochen Peiper, pushed west into Belgium.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Battle_of_the_Bulge   (6320 words)

 Saving Private Ryan: 12th SS Panzer Division
The 12th SS Panzer Grenadier Division began formation on February 10, 1943 and consisted of 17 year-olds from the Hitler Youth (Hitlerjugend), as well as experienced men from the 1st SS Panzer Division and Wehrmacht officers who had previously been in the Hitler Youth.
Although originally formed as panzer grenadier division, the 12th SS was redesignated as a panzer division in October of 1943.
The 12th SS Panzer Division was well to the east of Omaha Beach when Miller was receiving his map updates, while Miller and his men were setting out to the west to travel to Neuville.
www.sproe.com /t/12th-ss-panzer.html   (349 words)

 mysamplepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The 12th SS Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion and the 2nd Panzer Company were part of the 12th SS Panzer Regiment, which was the Regiment of the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend.
The 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend was formed in the main from members of the Hitler Youth born in the first half of the year 1926 and were all volunteers, highly doctrinated in Nazi thinking.
It was inevitable that the 4th/7th who were confronted by the 12th SS would be subject to their extreme behavior.
home.freeuk.net /fourthtroop/thess   (310 words)

 Kompanie 1 WWII Re-enactment Society - 12th SS
The 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitlerjugend” was the first unit to be portrayed by Kompanie 1.
We chose to portray the 12th SS for a number of reasons not least the wide variety of uniform choice and the fact that it was one of the first units to engage the allies at Normandy.
The division was formed in 1943 and rapidly built one of WW II’s most feared reputations for excellence in the field of combat.
www.hanlex.cwc.net /kompanie1/12th.htm   (340 words)

 The History Place - Hitler Youth
The HJ Panzer Division, now fully trained and equipped, conducted divisional maneuvers observed by Gen. Heinz Guderian and Field Marshal von Rundstedt, both of whom admired the enthusiasm and expressed their high approval of the proficiency achieved by the young troops in such a short time.
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the HJ Division was one of three Panzer divisions held in reserve by Hitler as the Allies stormed the beaches at Normandy beginning at dawn.
The division continued to exist in name only for the duration of the war, as even younger (and still eager) volunteers were brought in along with a hodgepodge of conscripts.
www.historyplace.com /worldwar2/hitleryouth/hj-boy-soldiers.htm   (3028 words)

 WWW.WAFFEN-SS.NO "9. SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen"
This division to be was the ninth formed within the the Waffen SS, and thus the number 9 appeared before its title to simplify idenification.
On the 12th, after four months of service in the east, the first men of the Division left Poland under the 2nd SS Armoured Corps for France, under Armoured Group "West", Army Group B. The Division is reported to have reached the Franco-German border on June 16.
The aim is to seize and firmly hold the bridge at Arnhem." SS Battle Group "Harzer" moved on Arnhem and two battalions of the Hohenstaufen Division with two battalions of the 6th Parachute Regiment took on the Guards Armoured Division Behind Eindhoven.
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 Ramblings - The 9th Reenactment Society - 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen
The 9th SS Panzer division was involved in the brutal fighting around the city of Caen and perhaps most notably the brutal battles to seize and hold the critically important heights along Hill 112.
The reader is reminded that the 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen had been specially trained to counter airborne landings as part of their preparation to defeat the Allied invasion of France.
After two panzers had disappeared in the filth up to their turrets, the attack on a broad front by the advancing Grenadiers could only still be supported by one panzer company from the only highway in the attack sector.
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 Axis History Factbook: 12. SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend
Many of the lower level control and command positions within the HJ SS Panzer Grenadier Division were given to HJ members who had received exceptionally high marks in leadership and military training skills during their days in the HJ before and right after the start of the war.
After the British and Canadian forces had liberated Caen, the HJ SS Panzer Grenadier Division was one of the 24 German combat divisions, which became encircled in the Falaise pocket.
Herbert Walther - The 12th SS Panzer Division
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 Hitler's Boy Soldiers in Normandy
In the summer of 1944, the mostly teenage soldiers of the 12th SS Hitlerjugend Panzer Division threw itself against the mighty Allied onslaught to retake Europe.
Organized in Antwerp, Belgium, in July 1943, the 12th SS Hitlerjugend Division, of which the 25th was part, had been formed around a cadre of veterans from the 1st SS Panzer Division, the army and the Luftwaffe.
A Panzer Mark IV suddenly stopped, burning, tongues of flame shooting out of the turret." Meyer's sudden advance had caught the Canadians unawares, and their infantry were forced to fall back to Authie.
www.thehistorynet.com /wwii/blboysoldiers   (1122 words)

 Waffen SS Divisions
19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian)
26th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Hungarian)
33rd Waffen Cavalry Division of the SS (3rd Hungarian)
www.panzer-reich.co.uk /heer-waffen-ss-divisions.htm   (227 words)

 Fire and Fury Games' Battlefront: Dom Bütgenbach 19-21DEC1944-Scenario Overview
The 12th SS Panzer Division (Hitlerjugend) was originally supposed to move West on roads cleared by an initial infantry assault passing through the twin villages of Krinkelt-Rocherath.
The 12th SS PZ was far from the well-trained powerhouse it had been at the start of 1944.
These defects were most apparent in the panzer grenadier regiments, which the divisonal commander, SS Colonel Hugo Kraas, felt were not even ready for defensive duty, much less for a major attack." As they had their initiation to battle in the Krinkelt-Rocherath battle, they can start the campaign as Experienced.
www.fireandfury.com /extra/scendombutgenbachoverview.shtml   (2793 words)

 Articles - Battle of Normandy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The 21st ´´Panzer´´ division guarded Caen, and the 12th SS Panzer Division ´´Hitlerjugend´´ was stationed to the southeast.
The 21st ´´Panzer´´ division launched the first D-Day counterattack between Sword and Juno beaches, and the Canadians held against several stiff counterattacks by the 12th SS Panzer Division ´´Hitlerjugend´´ on June 7 and 8.
Despite this the 21st ´´Panzer´´ division mounted a concerted counterattack, between Sword and Juno beaches, and succeeded in reaching the sea.
www.topron.com /articles/Battle_of_Normandy   (7603 words)

 12. SS-Pz.Div.
Kompanie of the panzer regiment was reconstituted at the beginning of July by utilizing a delivery of seventeen Panthers.
The division remained in the Caen area for the remainder of the campaign.
Also, the division was not involved in such costly fighting between 11 and 18 July as would be implied by the table.
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 Echelons of Fury Play Decks
Historical Notes: Commanded by the legendary Kurt Meyer, the 25th Panzergrenadier Regiment of the 12th SS Panzer Division (Hitlerjugend) saw action in Normandy during the Allied invasion.
The 12th SS was equipped with Panzer IV's and Panther G's.
German Squad, Waffen SS (1) Veteran cadre assigned from the 1st SS Panzer Division (LAH).
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 Kurt Meyer: Grenadiers: The Story Of Waffen SS General Kurt 'Panzer' Meyer (Stackpole Military History) - Bøger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
German General Kurt "Panzer" Meyer's autobiography is a fascinating insight into the mind of one of Germany's most highly decorated and successful soldiers of World War II.
Follow Meyer with the 1st SS-Panzer Division "Leibstandarte" and the 12th SS-Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend," from the first day of the war in Poland, through service in France, Russia, and Greece, up until his capture in Normandy in 1944 and his postwar trials and tribulations.
In France in 1944 he was commander of the 12.SS-Panzer "Hitlerjugend" division.
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 The 12. SS-Panzerdivision "Hitlerjugend"
The Division was to be a symbol of the willingness of the German youth to sacrifice itself and of it's will to achieve total victory." Hubert Meyer, History of the 12.
Included are: Pre and early war Waffen-SS History, The Hitlerjugend movement, The recruitment drive and formation of the division.
The operational history of the Division, from the grim defense of Caen, through Wacht am Rhein until the Division's eventual surrender in Austria.
home.att.net /~SSPzHJ/Index.html   (345 words)

 Battle of Normandy: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The german 2nd parachute division is a german military parachute-landing division that fought during world war ii....
Operation goodwood was also used as the codename for the series of attacks by the british fleet air arm on the german battleship tirpitz in late august 1944....
During world war ii, operation detroit was the parachute insertion of the allied 82nd airborne division into normandy on the night of 5 june, 1944...
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 Hitler Youth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Members of the HJ were particularly proud to be bestowed with the single Sig Rune (victory symbol) by the SS.
The Division was a fully equipped Waffen-SS panzer division with the majority of the enlisted cadre being drawn from Hitler Youth boys between the ages of sixteen and eighteen.
The division was thrown into action during the Battle of Normandy against the British and Canadian forces to the north of Caen.
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 HITLERJUGEND: The Hitler Youth Corp and Organization during the Holocaust, or Shoah
The "Hitlerjugend", or "Hitler Youth" Party was far more than just a wholesome young people's activities agency: it was the para-military training bed for a generation of soldiers and "True Believers" for the Third Reich.
A special division, the 12th Panzer Division SS was comprised of "Hitler Youth" and were nicknamed "Candy Soldiers" by the allied troops.
The HItlerjugend had formed the concept early of blind obedience and was perhaps even more rigourous in their adherence to "fuhrer-worship" and unquestioning obedience to authority.
www.shoaheducation.com /HJ.html   (855 words)

 Military History Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
To answer the second question one must first define what attributes are commonly associated with the elite Waffen SS formations.
An SS officer reflected, "These soldiers were thinking about their families, as everything had virtually been packed for the move to Siegen.
Once again, the elite Waffen SS Divisions had failed to achieve their objectives.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii/articles/9SSHohenstaufen.aspx   (5005 words)

 Fontenay le Pesnil War Cemetery
The cemetery was started after the capture of the village, and was used by fighting units extensively in July 1944, in particular the South Staffordshire Regiment, East Lancashire Regiment, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Durham Light Infantry and Armoured units.
The German graves are largely soldiers from the 12th SS Panzer Division (Hitlerjugend).
Following this road you reach the memorial to the 49th (West Riding) Division on the right; directly opposite is a signposted track for the cemetery.
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