View Full Version : SS Heavy Panzer Battalion 101

09-04-2009, 06:15 PM
Does anyone knows what the badge of SS Heavy Panzer Battalion 101 stand for ???


09-04-2009, 06:25 PM
Yes to show that the unit was part of 1st SS Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler which symbol was
Some more history of the unit :
SS Heavy Panzer Battalion 101 (in German Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101, commonly abbreviated as s.SS-Pz. Abt. 101 was one of Waffen-SS's elite armored units, acting as a fire brigade and a crack assault unit on all fronts. With the introduction of new Tiger II - "King Tiger" tanks in late 1944, it was redesignated Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 501.

It was created on July 19, 1943 as a part of the I. SS-Panzerkorps, by forming two new heavy tank companies consisting of Tiger I tanks and incorporating the "13th (Heavy) Company" of 1st SS Panzer Regiment. It was attached to 1st SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" and sent to Italy on August 23, 1943 where it stayed until mid-October. The 1st and 2nd company were then sent to the Eastern Front while the rest of the unit stayed in the West.

09-04-2009, 06:28 PM
Well Ivaylo thanks but i've read again those you posted . I meant that if the insignia has any kind of "history" . It reminds me to crossed keys . Is there any meaning ???

09-04-2009, 06:32 PM
I found even more it is not only the division simbol it was the simbol of the I SS Panzer Corps ,and because " The Leibstandarte division's symbol was a lockpick, in honour of Dietrich (dietrich is German for lockpick), and it was retained and modified to serve as the Corps' symbol. "

09-04-2009, 06:34 PM
Well thanks man , i read about the 1st ss panzer corps but i didnt found what i was looking for . That's why i posted here !!! thanks anyways !!!