Waffen-SS Armour in Normandy: The Combat History of SS Panzer Regiment 12 and SS Panzerjager Abteilung 12, Normandy 1944, based on their original war diaries

Waffen-SS Armour in Normandy: The Combat History of SS Panzer Regiment 12 and SS Panzerjager Abteilung 12, Normandy 1944, based on their original war diaries

by Norbert Szamveber

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912174805
Publisher: Helion & Company, Limited
Publication date: 05/18/2018
Sales rank: 1,101,741
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 5

List of Maps 10

Glossary 11

Introduction 14

Part I The Combat History of SS-Panzer Regiment 12 in Normandy

1 Organization and Training of SS-Panzer Regiment 12 (29 June 1943-6 June 1944) 19

2 The First Battle for Caen, 6-10 June 1944 35

3 The Second Battle for Caen, 11-18 June 1944 51

4 Operational Interval, 19-24 June 1944 64

5 The Third Battle for Caen, 25-30 June 1944 69

6 Another Operational Interval and the Fourth Battle for Caen, 1-10 July 1944 83

7 Replacement and Reorganization, 12-17 July 1944 96

8 Fighting between Falaise and Caen, 18 July-21 August 1944 102

9 Fighting between Touques and the Seine, 22-29 August 1944 147

Part II The Combat History of SS-Panzerjäger Abteilung 12 in Normandy

1 Organization, Equipment and Training of SS-Panzerjäger Abteilung 12 (6 February-9 July 1944) 157

2 Combat of SS-Panzerjäger Abteilung 12 in the Battle for Normandy, 10 July-26 August 1944 162

Conclusion: The Effectiveness of the Armour of the 12. SS-Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend" in Normandy 182

Appendices

I Table of Ranks 192

II Officers of SS-Panzer Regiment 12* 193

III Assignment of Tactical Numbers to SS-Panzer Regiment 12, January 1944 224

IV Tanks assigned to SS-Panzer-Regiment 12 1 January-30 April 1944 229

V Weapons inventory of SS-Panzer Regiment 12 30 April 1944 231

VI Allied aircraft shot down by the 2cm anti-aircraft guns of SS-Panzer Regiment 12, 10 May-3 August 1944 233

VII Tank strength of SS-Panzer Regiment 12 1 June-11 August 1944 234

VIII Total losses of I./SS-Panzer Regiment 12 in Panther tanks 7 June-4 September 1944 236

IX Allied tanks knocked out by II./SS-Panzer Regiment 12, 7 June-9 August 1944 238

X Battle casualties of the Stab of SS-Panzer Regiment 12, 7 June-27 September 1944 239

XI Battle casualties of I./SS-Panzer Regiment 12, 7 June-31 October 1944 240

XII Battle casualties of II./SS-Panzer Regiment 12, 7 June-20 October 1944 241

XIII Effectiveness of the armoured fighting vehicles of 12. SS-Panzer Division related to Allied operations 7 June-16 August 1944 242

XIV Summarised report of enemy tanks and other weapons knocked out by SS-Panzer Regiment 12 7 June-1 September 1944 (report dated 17 October 1944) 243

XV Allied tanks knocked out by the Panthers of I./SS-Panzer Regiment 12 8 June-1 September 1944 250

XVI Supply of new tanks for SS-Panzer Regiment 12 during the combat in Normandy 6 July-29 August 1944 252

XVII Movement orders for 12. SS-Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend" and SS-Panzer Regiment 12, 26 August 1944 253

XVIII Officers of SS-Panzerjäger Abteilung 12† 257

XIX Allied armoured fighting vehicles knocked out by the Jagdpanzer IVs of SS-Panzerjäger Abteilung 12 271

XX Battle casualties of SS-Panzerjäger Abteilung 12 in Normandy, August 1944 272

Bibliography and Guide to Further Reading 273

Index 275

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