Author: German Army Center Military History
5th Waffen SS Panzer Division Wiking 1940-1945 Illustrated (Waffen SS Panzer Division Book 2)
German Army Center Military History
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The 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking" emerged on October 22, 1943, from the renaming of the 5th SS Panzer Grenadier Division "Wiking".. At this time, the division had a HKL based on the Dnieper between Kanev and Cherkassy. On 13 November 1943, the Red Army to establish a bridgehead across the Dnieper in Cherkassy. In the ensuing heavy fighting, she managed a month later to conquer Cherkassy. Subsequently, the positions of the 5th SS Panzer Division ran from south Kanev along the Dnieper Cherkasy direction and then in a south-westerly direction Smela. To December 31, 1943 announced the Division a strength of 14,647 men. Once it was the Red Army succeeded on 28 January 1944 the XI. and the XXXXII. Army Corps between Zvenigorodka - Kanev - include Cherkassy, built the Division on with their rear blocking lines in the southwestern part of the boiler. In the wake of the German Entsatzversuches on February 9, 1944 received the SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment 9 "Germania" command to move into the space Shanderovka to here the relief column of III. Take Panzer Corps. Because of Russian resistance but failed the German relief attempt. From 16 February 1944, the trapped German forces then broke out into the west, with the 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking" fought split into several combat groups. Only about 4,000 men reached the German lines without heavy weapons and equipment. These residues were at RISino, about 25 west of Zvenigorodka, assembled and then moved on 25 February 1944 to freshen up in the area east of Lublin. On the 16th of March, the Division came to Kovel, where the refresh should be performed. Until the division of the city, however, was able to achieve this had already been included by the Red Army. The Division of rumbling gathered in the room Maciejów with other German troops to the relief of Kovel.