IV. SS-Panzerkorps

IV. SS-Panzerkorps was formed June 1943 in France and took command of the Waffen-SS divisions reforming to Panzer-Divisions.
It absorbed VII. SS-Panzerkops July 1944 and was sent to the Eastern front in August 1944 were it remained until ending the war in Austria.

Commanders  

SS-Obergruppenführer Alfred Wünnenburg (8 June 1943 - 23 Oct 1943)
SS-Obergruppenführer Walther Krüger (23 Oct 1943 - 14 Mar 1944)
SS-Obergruppenführer Matthias Kleinheisterkamp (1 July 1944 - 20 July 1944)
SS-Brigadeführer Nikolaus Heilmann (20 July 1944 - 6 Aug 1944)
SS-Obergruppenführer Herbert Otto Gille (6 Aug 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Chef des Stabes  

SS-Standartenführer Nikolaus Heilmann (1 Apr 1943 - 1 Aug 1944)
SS-Obersturmbannführer Manfred Schönfelder (1 Aug 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations  

France (June 1943 - July 1944)
Poland (July 1944 - Jan 1945)
Hungary & Austria (Jan 1945 - May 1945)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the German Cross in Gold (1)
- Brasack, Kurt, 19.10.1944, SS-Oberführer, Arko IV. SS-Pz.Korps
Holders of the German Cross in Silver (1)
- Scharff, Hans, 10.02.1945, SS-Obersturmbannführer, Qu IV. SS-Pz.Korps

Holders of high awards (Korps-Truppen)

Unit-Level Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (1)
- 2./SS-Nachrichten-Abteilung 104 / IV. SS-Panzerkorps
-- Date/Place of Downing: 18.08.1944 bei Dabrowka
-- Award Date: 00.00.0000 (545)

Order of battle - Korpstruppen

SS-Korps-Kartenstelle (107) 104 / 504
SS-ArKo 104
Schwere SS-Artillerie-Abt 104 / 504
Schwere SS-Beoachtungs-Batterie (mot) 104 / 504
1.u.2.SS-Flak Kompanie (mot) 104 / 504
SS-Flak Abteilung 104 / 504
SS-Korps-Nachr.-Abteilung 104
SS-Korps-Pionier-Bataillon 104 / 504
SS-Werfer-Abteilung 104 (1)
SS-Korps-Sicherungs-Kompanie 104
SS-Korps-Feldgendamerietrupp (mot) 104 / 504
SS-Kriegsberichter-Kompanie 104 / 504
SS-Korps-Nachschubtruppen 104
SS-Feldpostamt (mot) 104
SS-Kfz-Instandsetzungs-Kompanie 104
SS-Bekleidungs-Instandsetzungs-Kompanie 104
SS-Sanitäts-Kompanie /-Abt 104
SS-Feldlazarett 104
SS-Krankenkraftwagen-Zug 104 / 504
SS-Wehrgeologen-Einsatz-Zug

Notable members

Herbert Otto Gille (Holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds)
Dr Herbert Jankuhn (famous archeologist and member of SS-Ahnenerbe, served on the Corps staff in 1945)

Footnotes

1. SS-Werfer-Abteilung 104 was formed in September 1943 as Werfer-Abteilung Generalkommando IV. SS-Panzerkorps and redesignated SS-Werfer-Abteilung 104 in October 1943. It was reformed as SS-Werfer-Abteilung 504 in Juy 1944 with five batteries. It was used to fight the Warsaw Uprising in September and later in the attempts to break the encirclement of Budapest.

Sources used

Roger James Bender & Hugh Page Taylor - Uniforms, Organization and History of the Waffen-SS, vol 2
Georges M. Croisier - Waffen-SS (PDF)
Dr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945
Samuel W. Mitcham Jr - The Panzer Legions: A guide to the German Army Tank Divisions of WWII and Their Commanders
Marc J. Rikmenspoel - Waffen-SS Encyclopedia
Mark C. Yerger - Waffen-SS Commanders: The Army, corps and divisional leaders of a legend (2 vol)

Reference material on this unit

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