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Overview

The SS-Vielfach-Werfer-Batterie 552 was a German mechanized rocket artillery company serving in the Waffen SS during the Second World War. It was formed from the SS-Vielfach-Werfer-Batterie 101 in September 1943.

Organization

The SS-Vielfach-Werfer-Batterie 552 utilized the 8cm Vielfachwerfer; a mechanized rocket artillery vehicle. Six were assigned to the company.

Service History

Command Hierarchy
Date Status Location Korps Armee Armeegruppe
Sep 1943 - Oct 1943 Reorganization Lanlingen
Mar 1944 Granbrücken III SS Pz 11 SS Pz Weichsel

The Batterie had been sent to the Eifel mountains at some point in early 1945.

The SS-Vielfach-Werfer-Batterie 522 was involved in the defense at the Granbrücken bridgehead where the Soviets were attacking. A report dated 1 March 1945 stated that one Vielfachwerfer was sent, but broke down before reaching the front, presumed to be caused by overtaxing the vehicle navigating the Eifel mountains. The vehicle was repaired, and at this time four vehicles were operational. The unit was not receiving any further ammunition for the vehicles as production for the required ammunition had been halted. 2 and a half salvos were available (120 rockets), and after using them the Batterie would be out of action.

Flag of Germany (1935 to 1945) Germany (Deutsches Reich) War Flag of Germany (1938-1945)
Order of Battle
1919 - 1945
High Command
Reichskriegsflagge (1938 to 1945) Wehrmacht
Command Structure
O.K. OKW (OKHOKLOKM)
XXXXXX — Theatre
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer O.B. NiedelandeNordNordwestOstSüdSüdostSüdwestWest
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Marine Oberkommando NordseeNorwegenOstseeSüdWest
XXXXX — Army Groups
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Heeresgruppe ABCDEFGHAfrikaDonKurlandMitteNordNordukraineOberrheinOstmarkSüdSüdukraineWeichsel
Armeegruppe Ruoff
XXXX — Armies
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Armee 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.14.15.16.17.18.19.21.24.25.LapplandLigurienNorwegenOstpreußen
Panzer-Armee 1.2.3.4.5.6.Afrika
Gebirgs-Armee 20.
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallschirm-Armee 1.
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Panzer-Armee 611
XXX — Army Corps
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Armee-Korps I.II.III.IV.V.VI.VII.VIII.IX.X.XI.XII.XIII.XIV.XV.XVI.XVII.XVIII.XIX.XX.XXI.XXII.XXIII.XXIV.XXV.XXVI.XXVII.XXVIIIXXIX.XXX.XXXII.XXXIIIXXXIV.XXXV.XXXVIII.XXXIX.XXXX.XXXXI.XXXXII.XXXXIII.XXXXIV.XXXXVI.XXXXVII.XXXXVIII.L.LI.LII.LIII.LIV.LV.LVII.LIX.LXII.LXIII.LXIV.LXV.LXVI.LXII.LXVIII.LXIX.LXX.LXXI.LXXII.LXXIII.LXXIV.LXXV.LXXVI.LXXVIII.LXXX.LXXXI.LXXXII.LXXXIII.LXXXIV.LXXXV.LXXXVI.LXXXVII.LXXXVIII.LXXXIX.LXXXX.LXXXXI.LXXXXVII.
Gebirgs-Korps XV.XVIII.XIX.XXI.XXII.XXXVI.XXXXIX.LI.
Kavallerie-Korps I.
Panzer-Korps III.IV.VII.XIV.XXIV.XXXVIII.XXXIX.XXXX.XXXXI.XXXXVI.XXXXVII.XXXXVIIILVI.LVII.LVIII.LXXVI.FeldherrnhalleGroßdeutschland
Special Purpose [[]]
Reserve-Korps [[]]
Sonstige [[]]
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallschirm-Korps I.II.
Feld-Korps I.II.III.IV.
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Armee-Korps VI.X.XII.XIII.XIV.XVI.XVII.XVIII.
Gebirgs-Korps V.IX.
Kavallerie-Korps VIII.XV.
Panzer-Korps I.II.III.VII.XI.
XX — Divisions
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Geb.-Div. 123456789157188
Grenadier-Division 619313644.45541542543544545546547548549550551552553558559560561562563LehrOstpreußen 1Ostpreußen 2
Infanterie-Division 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435364144454647485052565758596061626468697172737576777879818283848586878889919293949596979899100101102104106110111112113121122123125126129131132134137159161162163164167168169170181183196197198205206207208209211212213214215216217218221223225227228231232237239245246250251252253254255256257258260262263267268269271272275276277278280282290291292293294295296297298299302304305306319320321323326327328329330332333334335336337339340342349352353357359361362367370371376377383384385387389392702704707708709710711712713714715716717718719999BöhmenBreslauBerlinDembaDöllersheimDresdenDonauErnst Moritz ArndtFerdinand von SchillFriedrich Ludwig JahnGeneralgouvernementGrafenwöhrGroß-BornGüstrowHamburgHannoverJütlandKurlandMielauMilowitzMünsingenMährenNeuhammerOstpreußenPotsdamRhönSchlageterSchlesienSeelandScharnhorstTheordor KörnerUlrich von HuttenWahnWildfleckenz.b.V. 1z.b.V. 2z.b.V. 3z.b.V. 4
Infanterie-Division (mot.) 21029
Panzer-Division 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262745116155178179232233273BergenFallschirmFeldherrnhalle 1Feldherrnhalle 2HolsteinJüterbogKempfLehrMünchebergNorwegenSchlesien
Panzergrenadier-Division 3101415161820252990 (Afrika)233BrandenburgFallschirmFeldherrnhalleGroßdeutschlandKurmark
Schatten-Division DennewitzGroßgörschenKatzbachMöckernNiedergörsdorf
Volksgrenadier-Division 349
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe F.J.D. 12345678910112021ErdmannFallschirmjäger-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Division
Lw.F.D. 12345678910111213141516171819202122
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Mar.Inf.Div. 1231116
Emblem of the Reichsarbeitsdienst RAD RAD-Division 1234
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Geb.-Div. 6 "Nord"7 "Prinz Eugen"13 "Handschar"21 "Skanderberg"23 "Kama"24 "Karstjäger"
Gren.-Div. 1415192025 "Hunyadi"2627 "Langemarck"29303132 "30. Januar"33 "Charlemagne"34 "Landstorm Nederland"35 "Polizei"3638 "Nibelungen"
Kav.-Div. 8 "Florian Geyer"223337
Pz.Gren.-Div. 4 Polizei11 "Nordland"16 "Reichsführer SS"17 "Göts von Berlichingen"18 "Horst Wessel"23 "Nederland"28 "Wallonien"
Pz.-Div. 1 "LSSAH"2 "Das Reich"3 "Totenkopf"5 "Wiking"9 "Hohenstaufen"10 "Frundsberg"12 "Hitlerjugend"
X — Brigades
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Gren.-Brig. 92193388503761113111321133113411351136Lehr
Inf.-Brig. 599
Pz.-Brig. 1234568101821100101102103104105106107108109110111112113Norwegen
Sch.-Brig. 123456789101112131415161718192021222324
Misc. Brigaden 1001005AfrikaBaurLötzen
K.G. von Broich
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Marine-Flak I.II.III.IV.V.Bordflak Nord
Misc. Brigaden NordWeber
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Gren.Brig. FranzosischeItalienischeWeissruthenische
Pz.Gren.Brig. 4.49.51.Nederland
W.Brig. 1
III — Regiments
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Art.-Reg. 1210293883190295
Art.-Reg. (mot.) 10
Inf.-Reg. 1351520222529413643506471858692191194211369516517518
Inf.-Reg. (mot.) 5152025417186
Gren.-Reg. 187118
Füsilier-Regiment 22
Jgr.-Reg. 54227
Pz.-Reg. 1011243536201202203204
Pz.Art.-Reg. 10
Pz.Gren.-Reg. 8202941155200361210121022103210421052106210721082109211021112112211322022206Afrika 288KurfustKurmark
s.Pz.Jgr.-Rgt. 656
K.G. EdelsheimLancken
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallsch.Jgr.-Reg. 134
Fallsch.Art.-Reg. 1
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Mar.Art.-Reg. 15102122242630404150
Mar.Flak.-Reg. 12348914202224303132
Mar.Gren.-Reg. 567
Mar.Inf.-Reg. 12348910
Mar.Sch.-Reg. 12342632111112113Kopenhagen
Misc. Regiments 20. EinsatzBadermannvon BergerGebauerJohnKühnemannKuffes (?)von Pflugk-HarttungSchindler (?)West 1West 2West 3Zapp
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Standarten Der FührerDeutschlandGermaniaKurt EggersLeibstandarteNordwest
Pz.Gren.Reg. 12
Pz.Reg. 1
II — Battalions
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Pi.-Batl. 336
Pz.-Abt. 51521031292163013865035052101210221032104210521062107210821092110211121122113Norwegen
Pz.-Abt. (Fl.) 100
Pz.Aufkl.-Abt. 103
Pz.Gren.-Bat. Norwegen
Pz.Jgr.-Ers.u.Ausb.-Abt. 7
Stu.G.-Abt. 185197177244
Stu.Pz.-Abt. 216
s.Pz.-Abt. 501502503504505506507508509510511301
s.Pz.Jgr.-Abt. 653654
Stu.-Bat. Norwegen
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallsch.Pz.Jgr.-Abt. 1
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Heimwehr-Batl. Danzig
Karstwehr-Batl. SS-Karstwehr-Bataillon
schw.Pz.-Abt. 101102103104
Wach-Batl. 123356BerlinBöhmen-MärenDebicaNordNordwestObersalzbergOranienburgOsloPrag
Armband of the Volkssturm Volkssturm V.S.-Batl. 1 Feuerschutzpolizei1 Freiburger1 Poznan1 Tilsit-Ragnit1/1411/1431/3321/3911/391/11/191/21/391/31/391/410 Badisches10/8/110/8/1 Hessen-Nassau12/61 • many more • 114 • more
I — Companies
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1353
Beobachtungs-Abteilung 13
Nachrichten-Abteilung 1
Pz.Jgr.-Kp. 601
Pz.-Kp. 312313314
s.Pz.Jgr.-Kp. 614653 (St123)
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallsch.Flak-Abt. 1
Fallsch.San.-Abt. 1
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Vielfach-W.-Batr. 101551552
Wach-Kp. 78910HegewaldKnabengrube
W.-Abt. 101102103104105107500501502503504505506
W.-Batr. 500
W.-Grp. KrostaNickmann
W.-Ausb.-u.-Ersatz-Abt. SS-Werfer-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Abteilung
Sources
Books Online Documents
• Panzer Tracts No. 17 Sturmvogel
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