Matrose71 wrote:Sorry after my sources this is not correct.
The SS 2 and 12 were absolut fresh and had required strength, the SS 9 and 10 had both a strenght of 17500 men at the began of D-Day, only 1 SS was groggy.
The normal 2, 21, 116 and the Panzerlehr had all required strength and were fresh.
My source is http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de
Here you can read, when the divisions were out of the frontline for refresh and there strenghts at given dates.
By the way the 1. Hermann Göring was never a elite Division from fighting power.
SS 9 fought in Ukraine until April 1944, suffering crippling losses. It was taken out of the battlefield and sent to refit. They were sent to Normandy only after D-Day, on June 12th.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9th_SS_Pan ... tern_Front
SS 12 Hitlerjugend was the division of the young boys.
2nd SS Das Reich was under refit in southern France from March 1944.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_SS_Pan ... _Das_Reich