VI SS Army Corps (Latvian)

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VI SS Army Corps (Latvian)
Country Nazi Germany
BranchFlag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
EngagementsWorld War II
Karl Pfeffer-Wildenbruch

VI SS Army Corps (Latvian) or VI. SS-Freiwilligen-Armeekorps (Lettisches) (German) was a unit of the Waffen SS during World War II. It was formed in October 1943, to command the Latvian Waffen SS divisions. It fought in the northern sector of the Eastern Front as part of the 18th Army. They were part of the Army Group North until early 1945, when it was subordinated to Army Group Kurland. In October 1944, they were encircled by the Red Army offensives and spent the remainder of the war in the Courland Pocket, until they surrendered to the Red Army at end of the war.[1][2]


Area of operations[edit]

  • Eastern front, northern sector - October 1943 - September 1944
  • Latvia - September 1944 - May 1945 [1]

Order of battle[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "VI SS Corps at Axis History". Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  2. ^ a b Caballero p23
  • Caballero Carlos, Germany's Eastern Front Allies (2), Osprey Publishing, 2002, ISBN 1-84176-193-1