From September to November 1943, the division took part in anti-partisan operations in Yugoslavia, and it killed 2,000 partisans and 2,000 civilians in Istria while losing 936 men. The corps remained in Slovenia, Istria, and northern Italy even as Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler was sent back to Russia, and the corps was stationed in Alencon, France from January to April 1944 before being sent to relieve the 1st Panzer Army in Eastern Galicia. In June 1944, the corps returned to Western Europe to fight in the Battle of Normandy, and Wilhelm Bittrich took command of the corps on 10 July 1944 after Hausser was reassigned to lead the German 7th Army. In August 1944, the corps fought in the Falaise Pocket, and it also fought in Operation Market Garden. The corps suffered heavy losses against the US 82nd Airborne Division and the US 101st Airborne Division at the Siege of Bastogne, and it waged defensive battles in the Eifel region. In February 1945, the corps was sent to Hungary to recapture Budapest and the Hungarian oil fields, taking part in the failed Operation Spring Awakening offensive before retreating to Vienna, Austria. After the successful Soviet Vienna Offensive, remnants of the corps attempted to break out to the west, and the corps surrendered to the US Army on 8 May 1945.