Troops and Tanks of Kampfgruppe "Berlin" in Berlin 1945 (picture description on the bottem)
The Kampfgruppe “Berlin" or more often referred as Kampfgruppe “Mohnke”(which was part of KGrp“Berlin” was a mixed Defense group of all “Axis” troops in Berlin “Center” and the outsirkt during the Battle of Berlin 1945.
The Kampfgruppe “Berlin” included all Armoured Units, like Panzerdivision “Müncheberg” Schwere Panzer Abteilung 503 , the 11th SS-Division “Nordland” and other. So every unit that was pushed from east into the City.
In total over 20.000 Soldier (maybe even more) and around 600 Tanks.
The Kampfgruppe “Mohnke” was a SS-Combatgroup formed of every (SS) -unit available in the west-area and Volkssturm-units. It consist mainly of the SS-Regiment Wachbataillon(LAH) 2 btl. SS-Standarte “Anhalt” and Begleitkommando “Reichsführer SS”. Also Parts of many remaining Foreign Troops, Kampfgruppe “De Ruyter” and “General Seyffarth”(suffered heavy on the Friedrichstraße), parts of the 28th SS-Sturmbrigade “Wallonien”(annailiathed in Kreuzberg and Moritzplatz) also parts of “Charlemange”( annailiathed on 'Belle Alliance Platz) and a bunch of Spanish Troops within the 15.SS-Division “Latvia”(Around the Reichstag)
All over a strength of around 50.000 Soldiers (with Volksturm). 1.st A Captured Sherman tank in german service, abandoned.
2nd Soldiers of the 33rd Waffen-Grenadier-Division "Charlemagne" passing a IS-2
3rd A T-35 of Kampfgruppe "Ritter" (note I am not sure if this is just a photo of a rdm T35!!, its just to present "KG Ritter")
4th A King Tiger (S.PzAbt. 503)
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