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Short history of SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 "Wiking", 1942 to 1945

© Douglas Nash
(with minor corrections from Mirko Bayerl und Martin Block)

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Further usage even in part is not allowed without prior permission! (§ 2 Abs. 2 UrhG)!



1942

11.2.42 Establishment of Panzer Abteilung “Reich” at WILDFLECKEN Training Area. as the first Panzer Abteilung in the Waffen SS. It’s new commander is Sturmbannführer Johannes Mühlenkamp. The bulk of officers and NCOs consists of volunteers from Division “Reich”, with recruits from Ersatzbataillone Deutschland (in PRAGUE), Germania (in HAMBURG-LANGENHORN) and from another SS Ersatz unit in APELDOORN, Holland.

10.3.42 Redesignated SS-Pz. Abt. 5 “Wiking” since Division “Reich” was being pulled out of the line in Russia and ordered to France. Since Abteilung was needed for upcoming Summer 42 offensive, the SS-Führungshauptamt decided to give it to Wiking instead.

12.3.42

Abteilung receives first Panzer III. Unit was organized into 3 tank companies, with Stabskompanie, as follows:

1. Kompanie: Pz III; commander: SS-Oberstuf. Schnabel
2. Kompanie: Pz III; commander: SS-Oberstuf. von Staden
3. Kompanie: Pz IV; commander: SS-Hstuf. Darges
Stabskompanie: SS-Oberstuf. Gaipel
With:
Aufklärungszug: SS-Ustuf. Martin (equipped with Pz II)
Kradschützenzug: SS-Ustuf. Hein
Pionierzug: SS-Ustuf. Schraps
Nachrichtenzug: SS-Ustuf. Koentop


27.3.42 Abteilung has full complement of tanks, except 3. Kompanie did not receive full complement of Pz IVF2 with L/48 long gun until later. Each company consisted of 17 tanks, with 5 per platoon and 2 in company headquarters section.
18.4.42 SS-Pz. Abt. 5 “Wiking” formally incorporated into Division Wiking, then fighting on the Eastern Front. However, since it was not yet ready for combat, it continued its training in Germany.
May 42 Training complete, except for gunnery and Abteilung-level maneuvers. Abteilung moved to STAUMÜHLENLAGER Training Area near PADERBORN.
31.5.42 First large scale training exercise with entire Abteilung.
9.6.42 Training officially over; Abteilung ready for action. Begins rail movement to Eastern Front; trip lasts 8 days. 1. and 2. Kompanie complete, only part of 3. Kompanie (those equipped with short-barreled cannon) moved with Abteilung, remnant remained behind awaiting delivery of Pz IV F2.
19.6.42 SS-Pz.Abt. 5 closes at assembly area at AMVROSIEVKA near the Mius River and links up with Division Wiking for the first time.
20.6.42 Mühlenkamp attends first commanders meeting at Wiking divisional headquarters.
29.6.42 Division commander, SS-Gruf. Felix Steiner, inspects SS-Pz.Abt. 5
21.7.42 Abteilung participates in divisional attack on Rostov.
5.8.42 Abteilung seizes Kuban bridgehead at KRAPOTKIN.
19.8. -
14.9.42
Abteilung engaged in combat in Caucasus
15.9. -
30.12.42
Abteilung engaged in combat in Terek region (Caucasus foothills), begins withdrawal in wake of STALINGRAD towards ROSTOV across the Kalmuck Steppes.
7.10.42 Division mentioned in Wehrmacht Bulletin of the Day for helping to take important Soviet oil production city of MALGOBEK.
31.12.42 - 5.2.43 Abteilung engaged in defensive and offensive actions east and south of lower Don River and along the Manytsch River

 


 

 

1943

6.2.43 - 4.3.43

Abteilung , along with rest of Wiking, engaged in defensive battles in the Donez Region

27.2.43 SS-Stubaf. Hans Köller replaces Rudolf Mühlenkamp as Abteilungs commander. Mühlenkamp ordered to return to Germany to begin forming new Panzer Regiment for Wiking Division.

28.2.43 Regimental Headquarters, SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 Wiking and II. Abteilung, SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 begins forming at ALTNEUHAUS training area in Germany. SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 redesignated as the I. Abteilung, SS-Pz.Rgt. 5. Many experienced officers and NCOs transferred out of I. Abteilung in order to form cadre for new regiment.

5.3. - 31.3.43 I./SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 engaged in holding actions along the Mius and Donez defensive lines along with rest of division.

15.3.43 I./SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 occupies positions near Isyum.

1.4.43 All of I./SS-Pz.Rgt. 5’s remaining tanks are grouped into one Kompanie, the 1st.
Vehicles on hand: 7 Pz III, 4 Pz IV F1, and 2 Pz IVF2. Entire division part of German defensive effort along the Central Don Front, which lasts until 12 July 1943.

5.4.43 Wiking Division, including I./SS-Pz.Rgt. 5, takes up rest area near LOSOVAYA in order to rest and recuperate. During the next 6 weeks, the Abteilung receives new vehicles, including Pz IVG for 3. Kompanie. 1. and 2. Companies still equipped with Pz III.

10.5.43 Recuperation and rebuilding period ends for Abteilung. I. Abteilung placed in reserve as “Reaction Force” for Wiking Division.

1.7.43 I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 35 authorized, 24 combat-ready
Pz IV: 14 authorized, 17 combat-ready (over strength)
Total: 49 authorized, 41 combat-ready
(II. Abteilung as of yet has no tanks assigned, still in forming process at in Croatia, where it and Regt. HQ were transferred from ALTNEUHAUS to continue forming process)

16.7.43 I./SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 recieves first StuG III to form 4. Kompanie (7 vehicles). Also referred to incorrectly as StuG.Abt. 5 Wiking.

17.7.-25.8.43

5. SS-Pz. Div. Wiking participates in defensive battles near ISYUM and in the vicinity of KHARKOV while assigned to the XXXX. and LVII. Panzer-Korps


11.8.-14.9.43 Division engaged in defensive battles west of KHARKOV during retreat to the Dnieper River

1.9.43 I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 35 authorized, 8 combat-ready
Pz IV: 14 authorized, 8 combat-ready
StuG III: 7 authorized, 5 combat-ready
Total: 56 authorized, 21 combat-ready
(II. Abteilung as of yet has no tanks assigned, still in forming process)

15.9.-27.9.43 Division engaged in Defensive battles east of KIEV during retreat to the Dnieper River

28.9.-12.11.43 Division engaged in defensive battles on the Dnieper River (Foxtail Island)

1.10.43 I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 35 authorized, 8 combat-ready
Pz IV: 14 authorized, 5 combat-ready
StuG III: 7 authorized, 2 combat-ready
Total: 56 authorized, 15 combat-ready
(II. Abteilung as of yet has no tanks assigned, still in forming process)
13.11.-13.12.43 Division engaged in defensive battles on the Dnieper near CHERKASSY.
Dec 43 HQ, SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 and II. Abteilung transferred from Croatia to ERLANGEN in Germany to prepare to accept delivery of their tanks.
14.12.43-24.1.44 Division engaged in defensive battles west of CHERKASSY along Dnieper.
20.12.43 II./SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 issued 33 Panther V in ERLANGEN, tanks shipped to MAILLY-LE-CAMP training area in France to join up with regimental HQ.

 

 


 

1944
1.1.44 I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 35 authorized, 13 combat-ready
Pz IV: 14 authorized, 8 combat-ready
StuG III: 7 authorized, 4 combat-ready
Total: 56 authorized, 25 combat-ready
(II. Abteilung as of yet has no tanks assigned, still in forming process)

26.1.-17.2.44 Division encircled in CHERKASSY Pocket. Fights its way out along with divisions of the Heer, but loses all of its vehicles, tanks and heavy weapons in the process. SS-Stubaf. Köller killed in action 17.2.44.

18.2.44 Division mentioned in Wehrmacht Bulletin one day after success of breakout from the CHERKASSY Pocket for exemplary heroism, daring spirit of attack and self-sacrificing comradeship.

6.2.44 Headquarters, SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 and II. Abteilung conduct gunnery practice and company-scale maneuvers at Mailly-le-Camp training area.

18.2.44 Transfer of remnants of division, including survivors of I./SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 to LUBLIN (Poland) where the division is to be reconstituted.

18.3.44 Training in France declared complete; Regiment and II. Abteilung alerted for movement to the east.

23.3.44 HQ, SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 and II. Abteilung transferred to CHOLM in Poland to complete its training program and link up with division, which had been destroyed in the CHERKASSY Pocket and was to be “refreshed” and rebuilt in CHOLM.

18.3.-28.4.44 Battle for KOVEL. Kampfgruppe Richter from remnants of Wiking as well as Headquarters, SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 and the new II. Abteilung with 5. – 8. Kompanie (Panther) participate in relief of beleaguered garrison. The I. Abteilung continues to reform in CHOLM, Poland (1. – 4. Kompanie).

20.3.44

22 StuG IV are shipped from an ordnance depot in Germany to the 5. SS-Pz.Div.. Originally they had been intended for the 4. SS-Pol.Pz.Gren.Div. in Greece, but on short notice they were allocated to the "Wiking" division.

Remark: The remained the only shipment of assault guns the division received until the end of the war. About 4 months later, on 10.7.1944, the Gen.Insp.d.Pz.Tr. sent 20 StuG III G which were initially intended for "Wiking", but on short notice these assault guns were allocated to another unit.


21.3.44
First time regiment was assembled, with the rebuilding I. Abt. and the new II. Abteilung meeting up in CHOLM, Poland.

24.3.44 SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 receives 42 additional Pz V Panther; total number of Panther in regiment HQ and II. Abt. now 78.

27.3.44 Heaquarters, SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 and II.Abteilung arrive west of KOVEL and begin their contribution to the relief operation.

1.4.44

SS-Ostuf. Karl Nicolussi-Leck breaks through 1 Apr with 7 Panther from his 8. Kompanie to restablish contact with defenders in Kovel, for which he receives the Ritterkreuz.

I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 7 authorized, 0 assigned.
Pz IV: 73 authorized, 21 combat-ready (of 22 on hand)
StuG IV: 31 authorized, 19 combat-ready (of 21 on hand)
Total: 111 authorized, 40 combat-ready

II. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz V: 75 authorized, 58 combat-ready

Regimental Total: 186 authorized, 98 combat-ready


3.4.44 Wehrmacht Bulletin of the day mentions fighting in KOVEL area and highlights achievement of Nicolussi-Leck during the relief operation.

6.4.44 Division mentioned again in Wehrmacht Bulletin of the Day for its conduct during KOVEL fighting and mentions bravery and leadership of Gille, the division commander.

17.4.-18.7.44 Division continues reestablishment in KOVEL area. SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 (minus I. Abteilung) serves as reserve for LVI. Pz. Korps. Bulk of division becomes army reserve in LUBLIN area, then transfers to SS Training Area at HEIDELAGER (DEBICA), then to assembly area of SOKAL, east of CHOLM. I. Abteilung arrives in DEBINCA 4 Jun 44.

1.6.44 I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 2 authorized, 0 assigned.
Pz IV: 73 authorized, 27 combat-ready
StuG IV: 7 authorized, 20 combat-ready (issued in lieu of Pz. IV)
Total: 82 authorized, 47 combat-ready

II. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz V: 75 authorized, 77 combat-ready

Regimental Total: 157 authorized, 124 combat-ready

8.7.-11.7.44 Giant tank battle at MACIEJOV, where SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 (minus I. Abteilung) destroys 99 Soviet tanks in two days at the loss of none of their own. Best defensive success of division’s history.

10.7.44 I. Abteilung declares that 3. and 4. Kompanie are ready for action, but 1. and 2. Kompanie will need more time and must remain in DEBICA until they receive their new vehicles.

11.7.44 Division commended in Wehrmacht Bulletin of the Day for its performance in heavy defensive fighting by MACIEJOW near KOVEL, where after 4 days of combat alongside panzer divisions of the army, repulsed the advance of 10 Soviet rifle divisions, a tank corps and two tank brigades causing the enemy considerable losses in men and materiel. During this fighting, 295 enemy tanks were destroyed by the combined German force. The Kampgruppe from 5.SS-Pz.Div. Wiking (consisting of SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 (minus I. Abteilung) and III. Btl. (gep) Germania “distinguished itself through their exemplary steadfastness.”

19.-27.7.44 5. SS-Pz. Division Wiking, now reformed (minus 1. & 2. Kompanie from SS-Pz.Rgt. 5, still reforming in DEBICA), engaged in heavy defensive battles in the area WYSOKIE-MITEWSKIE vicinity of BREST-LITOVSK.

1.8.- 12.8.44 Division participates in counterattacks against Soviet forces in vicinity of STANISLAV and RADZYMIN.

1.8.44 I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 2 authorized, 0 assigned.
Pz IV: 73 authorized, 12 combat-ready
StuG IV: 0 authorized, 11 combat-ready
Total: 75 authorized, 23 combat-ready

II. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz V: 75 authorized, 42 combat-ready

Regimental Total: 150 authorized, 65 combat-ready

2.8.44 Division mentioned in Wehrmacht Bulletin of the Day for its superb conduct during successful counterattack north of WARSAW.

10.8.44 Fritz Darges assumes command of SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 from Johannes Mühlenkamp.

13.-30.8.44 Division participates in 1st defensive battle for WARSAW east of RADZYMIN.

25.8.44 Division mentioned in Wehrmacht Bulletin of the Day for its successful defensive fighting on the VISTULA and northeast of WARSAW. During 18. – 22. Aug, IV.SS-Pz. Korps destroyed 98 Soviet tanks.

26.8.44 3. Kompanie/I. Abteilung (with 6 Pz IV and 2 StuG IV) virtually wiped out in heavy fighting when forced to blow up its last remaining vehicles on the eastern bank of the Bug River while fighting in the Slenzany Bridgehead. I. Abteilung loses 8 Pz IV and 4 StuG IV in a single day of fighting. Its commander, SS-Hstuf. Saumenicht, is mortally wounded. Command of I. Abteilung goes to SS-Ostuf. Kurt Schumacher.

31.8.-9.10.44 Division participates in 2nd defensive battle for WARSAW near ZERGCE.

1.9.44 I. Abteilung (1. – 4. Kompanie) tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 2 authorized, 0 assigned.
Pz IV: 73 authorized, 4 combat-ready
StuG IV: 0 authorized, 4 combat-ready
Total: 75 authorized, 8 combat-ready

II. Abteilung (5. – 8. Kompanie) tank strength as follows:
Pz V: 75 authorized, 19 combat-ready

Regimental Total: 150 authorized, 27 combat-ready

2.9.44 Division mentioned in Wehrmacht Bulletin of the Day for its conduct during successful defensive fighting northeast of WARSAW, where units of IV. SS-Pz. Korps (Totenkopf and Wiking) distinguished themselves “through unshakeable steadfastness and courageous counterblows.”

6.9.44 3. Kompanie, which lost all of its tanks at the end of August, is reestablished.

7.9.44 SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 celebrates the destruction of its 500th Soviet tank since the regiment’s baptism of fire 29 Mar 44.

17.9.44 The Combat Engineer Company (Pz. Pio. Kp.) of SS-Pz.Rgt.5 disbanded with one platoon being assigned to both I. and II. Abteilungen.

25.9.44 1. and 2. Kompanie (Pz IV) training and re-equipping period ends and are transported to rejoin rest of I. Abteilung, which occurs on 28 Sep. 2. Kompanie now has 17 Pz IV ready for action.

10.-28.10.44 Division participates in 3rd defensive battle for WARSAW near NIEPORENT and SEROCK

10.10.44 2. Kompanie/I. Abteilung loses 5 brand-new Pz IV in heavy fighting in town of NIEPORENT when it encounters a concealed Soviet PaK-front.

29.10.-25.12.44 Division engaged in heavy defensive fighting east of MODLIN, Poland.

1.11.44 I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 2 authorized, 0 assigned.
Pz IV: 73 authorized, 7 combat-ready
StuG IV: 0 authorized, 3 combat-ready
Total: 75 authorized, 10 combat-ready

II. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz V: 75 authorized, 15 combat-ready

Regimental Total: 150 authorized, 25 combat-ready

mid-Nov 44 Due to shortage of tanks due to heavy (and irreplaceable losses), the regiment is divided into a combat-ready element consisting of the 2., 4., 5., and 6. Kompanien and a training (Lehr) element consisting of the 1., 3., 7., and 8. Kompanien. The training element is placed under the command of SS-Ostuf. Nicolussi-Leck and is sent to LODZ 13 Nov 44 to get new tanks and to train new crews. Eventually, the Lehr element is transferred in Feb 45 to SENNELAGER in Germany when new tanks fail to materialize. The fighting element remains in action and supports a now – static front outside of WARSAW.

26.-31.12.44 Division receives orders to entrain for movement to Hungary to participate in relief of BUDAPEST with rest of IV.SS-Pz.Korps.


 


 

 

1945
1.-13.1.45

Relief attack through the Gerecse mountains - Tata - Agostyan-Tolna-Tarjan and combat near Csabdi and finally  northeast of BICSKE, NEVER IN Bicske, Bicske was always in russian hands !!! ( no PILIS mountains - only K.gr.Westland with a few Art. )
Marsch to Veszprem - combat for Konrad III over Lepseny, Sarosd and Adony. Elements of I Pz.Rgt crossing the VAL river/swampy area( K.gr Bauer ). Back over Seregelyes-Dinnyes and Stuhlweissenburg. During breakout from Stuhlweissenburg, over Urhida , The Division lost most of thier AFV vehicles near Jenö - Nadasladany, during breakout from Jenö cauldron / Kessel. Over Veszprem south - Taploca.


1.1.45 I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 4 authorized, 0 assigned.
Pz IV: 73 authorized, 10 combat-ready
StuG IV: 0 authorized, 4 combat-ready
Total: 77 authorized, 14 combat-ready

II. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz V: 75 authorized, 22 combat-ready

Regimental Total: 152 authorized, 36 combat-ready

14.-27.1.45 Division transferred into VESZPREM area and takes part in second relief attack of BUDAPEST and advances towards the Danube.

20.1.45 Waffen-SS units (including Wiking) mentioned in Wehrmacht Bulletin of the Day for breaking through the strongly-built Soviet positions east of the Platensee and advancing as far as the Danube.

28.1.-22.22.45 Relief of BUDAPEST fails, division takes part in heavy defensive fighting south of STUHLWEISSENBURG.

1.2.45 I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 4 authorized, 0 assigned.
Pz IV: 73 authorized, 3 combat-ready
StuG IV: 0 authorized, 0 combat-ready
Total: 77 authorized, 3 combat-ready

II. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz V: 75 authorized, 6 combat-ready

Regimental Total: 152 authorized, 9 combat-ready

23.2.-15.3.45 Division takes part in further defensive fighting in the area of STUHLWEISSENBURG

1.3.45 I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 4 authorized, 0 assigned.
Pz IV: 73 authorized, 3 combat-ready
StuG IV: 0 authorized, 2 combat-ready
Total: 77 authorized, 5 combat-ready

II. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz V: 75 authorized, 9 combat-ready

Regimental Total: 152 authorized, 14 combat-ready

16.-21.3.45 Final Battle for STUHLWEISSENBURG

22.-30.3.45 Division conducts fighting retreat to the Reichschutzstellung near HEILIGENKREUZ.

31.3.-8.5.45 Division takes part in defensive battles in the Reichschutzstellung and south of FÜRSTENFELD.
1.4.45

Bulk of SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 reformed as infantry and continues to fight on foot; the Lehr element in Germany under Nicolussi-Leck, designated as leader of SS-Panzerabholkommando SENNELAGER, involved in combat with American forces between VERSMOLD and HANNOVER using 7 Jagdpanthers picked up in a depot.

I. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz III: 4 authorized, 0 assigned.
Pz IV: 73 authorized, 0 combat-ready
StuG IV: 0 authorized, 0 combat-ready
Total: 77 authorized, 0 combat-ready

II. Abteilung tank strength as follows:
Pz V: 75 authorized, 2 combat-ready

Regimental Total: 152 authorized, 2 combat-ready and 9 more being repaired (not counting Kampfgruppe Nicolussi-Leck)

8.4.45 Waffen-SS units (including the Wiking) mentioned in the Wehrmacht Bulletin of the Day for halting the Soviet advance at the German-Hungarian frontier in the vicinity of GRAZ in a day long defensive battle, which succeeded in closing the gaps in the front.
8.5.45 The last Pz IV is blown up. Division Wiking forced to surrender along with rest of 6. SS Pz.Armee. The division headquarters surrenders at RADSTADT, Austria. Survivors of SS-Pz.Rgt. 5 make their way in small groups or individually through American lines, where most of them are imprisoned in the POW Camp at RIEGSEE in Bavaria from June to Sep 1945.

 


 

Commanders, SS-Panzer Regiment 5 “Wiking”

with special thanks to John Moore

Regimental Commanders 1943 - 1945



December 1943 - 11.8.1944
SS-Standartenführer Johannes Mühlenkamp
11.8.1944 - 8.5.1945 SS-Obersturmbannführer Fritz Darges


I. Abteilung Commanders 1942 - 1945


11.2.1942 - 27.2.1943 SS-Sturmbannführer Johannes Mühlenkamp
27.2.1943 - 17.2.1944
SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Köller KIA 17 Feb 44 Cherkassy
February 1944 - 19.5.1944
SS- Sturmbannführer Paul Kümmel
19.5.1944 - 26.8.1944
SS-Hauptsturmführer Rudolf Säumenicht KIA 26 Aug 44 Czarnow
9.1944 - 8.1.1945
SS-Hauptsturmführer Willi Hein
9.1.1945 - ?
SS-Obersturmführer Helmut Bauer (mdFb)
March 1945 - ?
SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl Nicolussi-Leck


II. Abteilung Commanders 1943 - 1945


May 1943 - 24.1.1944
SS-Sturmbannführer Siegfried Scheibe
24.1. 1944 - 10.3.1944
SS-Hauptsturmführer Ewald Klapdor
10.3.1944 - 22.6.1944
SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Paetsch
22.6.1944 - 15.8.1944 SS-Hauptsturmführer Alois Reicher
15.8.1944 - 5.1.1945 SS-Hauptsturmführer Hans Flügel
19.1.1945 - 28.3.1945 SS-Hauptsturmführer Ingmar Berndt KIA 28 Mar 45 Vezprem
28.3.1945 - 5.8.1945 SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl-Heinz Lichte (mdFb)

 


 

Pz V Issues SS-Panzer Regiment 5 “Wiking”


Credits: Martin Block, information current as of Sep 2008

 

Pz V Issues
1943
14 Nov. 43 4 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 (2 Bergepanther)
20 Dec. 43 33 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5
24 Dec. 43 3 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5

Total: 40
1944
24 Mar. 44 16 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5
24 Mar. 44 26 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5
17 Apr. 44 8 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5
4 Oct. 44 2 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 (Bergepanther)
15 Nov 44 2 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 (Bergepanther)

Total: 54
1945
8 Apr. 45 1 SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 (Bergepanther)



Total Issued 1943 – 45: 95 (including 7 Bergepanther)


to be continued....

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SS-Panzer Regiment 5 “Wiking”

Credits: Martin Block, information current as of Sep 2008


Pz. V Issues

1943

14 Nov. 43: 4 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 (2 Bergepanther)

20 Dec. 43: 33 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5

24 Dec. 43: 3 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5

Total: 40

1944

24 Mar. 44: 16 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5

24 Mar. 44: 26 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5

17 Apr. 44 8 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5

4 Oct. 44: 2 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 (Bergepanther)

15 Nov 44: 2 II./SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 (Bergepanther)

Total: 54

1945

8 Apr 45: 1 SS-Pz. Rgt. 5 (Bergepanther)

Total Issued 1943 – 45: 95 (including 7 Bergepanther)