6th SS Mountain Division Nord
The 6th SS Mountain Division "Nord" was a German unit of the Waffen SS during World War II, formed in February 1941 as SS Kampfgruppe Nord (SS Battle Group North).
The Division was the only Waffen SS unit to fight in the Arctic Circle when it was stationed in Finland and northern Russia between June and November 1941. It fought in Karelia until the Finnish armistice in September 1944 when it marched on foot 1,600 km through Finland and Norway. It arrived in Denmark in December and then transferred to western Germany. It fought in the Nordwind offensive in January 1945, where it suffered heavy losses and surrendered to the American forces in Austria at the end of the war.
Their logo features the Hagal (Armanen rune).
... Division staff SS Gebirgsjäger (Mountain) Regiment 11 "Reinhard Heydrich" SS Gebirgsjäger Regiment 12 "Michael Gaissmair" SS Gebirgs Artillery Regiment 6 SS Sturmgeschütz (Assault Gun) Battery 6 SS ... Mostly Norwegian volunteers) SS Flak Battalion 6 SS Gebirgs Signals Battalion (mot) 6 SS Gebirgs Reconnaissance Battalion (mot) 6 SS Gebirgs Pionier Battalion 6 SS ...
... SS-Commanders Rank Name Service Period SS-Brigadeführer Richard Herrmann 28 February 1941 – 25 May 1941 SS-Obergruppenführer Karl-Maria Demelhuber 25 May 1941 – 21 September 1941 SS-Obergruppenführer ...
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