Looking for some help with this unit. Here is what I have so far. Maybe someone can correct, fill in or add some more info.
SS-Hauptsturmführer Hermann Schänzlin (??.03.1943-03.11.1943)(KIA) SS-Nr: 11 790
SS-Hauptsturmführer ? Flecke (03.11.1943-??.05.1945) SS-Nr: ?
Formed during march 1943 with Vielfachwerfer auf Mittlere Gepanzerter Zugkraftwagen S303(f) and fought in the Kursk-battle.
In march 1944 it was attached to the III.(germ.)SS-Pz.Korps. It fought in Kurland where due to ammunition shortage or having all their vehicles destroyed the men fight as infantry. This is supposed to have happened either during september or november/december. The unit then got evacuated and reequiped with Vielfachwerfer auf Opel Maultier during the beginning of 1945.
In february they were attached to V.SS-Gebirgs-Armeekorps on the Oder front and subordinated to SS-Werfer-Abt. 506 from time to time. It appears they made it all the way to Berlin where it was finally destroyed.
I have found the following names used for this unit:
gepanzerte SS-Vielfach-Werferbatterie 521
Not really sure which is the correct one to use.
One particular thing I am interested in is if anyone can elaborate on the following passage from page 162 of "Tragedy of the Faithful"
Sources:On 18 September, because of the developments along the western shore
of Lake Peipus, SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 11 was sent south. SS-
Haupsturmführer Flecke's SS-Vielfach-Werfer-Batterie 521 was attached.
Kampfgruppe Saalbach hurled itself against the spearheads of the Russian
attack, but the area was bare of troops.
Tragedy of the Faithful