23rd Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Kama (2nd Croatian)

  • 55th Waffen Gebirgsjäger Regiment
  • 56th Waffen Gebirgsjäger Regiment
  • 57th to 58th Waffen Gebirgsjäger Regiment (?)

Division Leaders:

  • SS-Standartenführer Helmuth Raithel
  • SS-Oberführer Gustav Lombard

The recruiting of the men began in June 1944 in Bosnia, but the Red Army's fast moving onwards forced the division to be formed and trained quickly. On September 26, 1944 the division was dismissed and the men were distributed to different units. German and Volksdeutsche officers and junior officers joined the Kampfgruppe Hanke in the 13th SS Division Handschar.


(the exploding sun symbol was never worn).