Waffen-SS Divisions

Waffen-SS Divisions

All divisions in the Waffen-SS were ordered in a single series as formed, regardless of type. Those tagged with nationalities were at least nominally recruited from those nationalities. Many of the higher-numbered units were small battlegroups (Kampfgruppen), i.e., divisions in name only.

As a general rule, an "SS Division" is made up of Germans, or other Germanic peoples, while a "Division of the SS" is made up of non-Germanic volunteers.

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Waffen-SS Divisions
... Number Division name Ethnic origin Last commander Years active Divisional insignia Maximum manpower 1 "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" German SS-Brigadeführer ... SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Joachim Rumohr 1941–1945 13,000 (1944) 9 "Hohenstaufen" German SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen ... Hans Siegling 31. 31st SS Volunteer Grenadier Division "Böhmen-Mähren" Hungary SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Gustav Lombard 1944 ...
Waffen-SS Divisions
... Number Division Origin Last commander Operational Symbol Maximum manpower 1 "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" Germany SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Otto Kumm 1933–1945 20,844 (1 ... SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Joachim Rumohr 1941–1945 13,000 (1944) 9 "Hohenstaufen" Germany SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Sylvester Stadler 1943–1945 19,611 (1943. 1" Latvia SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Karl Burk 1942–1945 20,291 (1943) 16 "Reichsführer-SS" Germany SS-Oberführer Otto Baum 1943–1945 14,223 (1943) 17 "Götz von Berlichingen ...

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