SA-Feldjägerkorps - Who, What, How, Why, When?

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SA-Feldjägerkorps - Who, What, How, Why, When?

Post by botofogo59 » 28 Dec 2006 15:10

I have been trying to compile some info on the FJK for a couple years. Very little is found here or on the net, Yes, I have seen the pics of the Autobahnpolizei (formerly FJK members) in the "SS and Polizei" section here. They also appear in Triumph of the Will. I also know that the cadre of the FJK came from the SA Feld Polizei in Octobber 1933. The FJK was disbanded in 1936 and turned into traffic cops or some such. What a let down!!!!! They ruled over the SA and SS for two years and to end up as traffic cops?...sheesh. !!

Ok. So what else is there to know about them? Who was the commander? Did he like being a traffic cop? Did the FJK take part in the Night of the Long knives? ETC!

thanks for any responses

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Post by coburg22 » 28 Dec 2006 20:08

Hello,

This is what I have on the SA-Feldäagerkorps. Originally formed on Oct. 1. 1933 by Hermann Göring and known as "Feldjägerkorps in Prussia". Men were selected from the Feldpolizei as well from the SA and SS to fill the ranks. Himmler stated that it was to be regarded as a special unit outside the normal area of the SA and SS and that while on duty they had authority over all its members. The Feldjägerkorps was under the overall command of Ernst Röhm but was under the direct command of SA-Oberführer Fritsch. Its strength consisted of eight Feldjäger
Abteilungen each consisting of three Feldjägerbereitschaften made up of 65 men each. The Feldjäger Abt. were organized as follows:
Abt. I : Königsberg / Abt. II : Stettin / Abt. IIIa : Breslau / Abt. IIIb : Berlin / Abt. IV : Magdeburg / Abt. V : Frankfurt am Main / Abt. VIa : Hannover / Abt. VIb : Düsseldorf.
On April 1. 1935 these units were incorporated into the Reich Protection Police and ceased to have any party affiliation. I hope this helps.
Source is German Uniforms of the Third Reich 1933-45 by Davis and Turner.

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Post by coburg22 » 28 Dec 2006 21:28

Hello,

Does anybody have the first name of SA-Oberfuhrer Fritsch who was the Kdr. of the SA-Feldjagerkorps? I mentioned above what I had available but fell short on the first name. Thanks in advance.

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Post by laurens » 28 Dec 2006 21:56

Walter Fritsch was appointed 7-10-'33 as Führer of the FJK.

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Post by coburg22 » 28 Dec 2006 22:11

laurens,

Thank you for your reply and that bit of information. It would be nice to find out who the eight abteilung commanders were as well but perhaps I can find that out from the National Archives.

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Post by laurens » 28 Dec 2006 22:26

Hello Coburg!

I can't find anything on Göring in relation to the formation. My source says that Gruppenführer von Detten, Sonderbevollmächtigten des OSAF in Preußen, was the one with the order to form the FJK.

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Post by coburg22 » 28 Dec 2006 23:29

Hello laurens,

I don't have much to go off of concerning the FJK except for what I found in the book by Brian L. Davis mentioned above. It simply stated that Goering was the one who ordered its formation in Prussia and this might be assumed by the author since Goering was pretty much head of state in that region and affiliated with both the Polizei and the SA in a official capacity. Your sources could be correct. Please let me know if you find out anything else of interest. Thanks.

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Post by Heimatschuss » 05 Jan 2007 19:53

Hello,

I just ran into a photo of Walter Fritsch.
Source: http://www.gedenkstaette-papestrasse.de ... ritsch.htm

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Post by coburg22 » 05 Jan 2007 20:40

Heimatschuss,

Excellent photo, thanks for posting. I have never seen one before where that kind of
officers cap was being worn. It's also nice to put a face on the FJK Kdr.

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Post by Phil Nix » 07 Jan 2007 10:58

The badge look similar to the later ORPO cap badge
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Post by Andreas Schulz » 07 Jan 2007 12:24

Who knows the date of birth of Walter Fritsch?
1935 he joined the police as Polizeioberst.
Was this his last rank? When he left the police?

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My datas about Fritsch:

Hauptmann a. D., 1919 Eintritt in den Polizeidienst, zunächst Hundertschaftsführer in Hanau, 1922 zur Polizeischule für Leibesübungen in Spandau versetzt, 01.07.1932 SA-Sturmbannführer, 01.07.1932 – 01.06.1933 Adjutant der SA-Untergruppe Berlin-West, 01.05.1933 SA-Standartenführer, 01.06.1933 – 07.10.1933 z.b.V. der SA-Gruppe Berlin-Brandenburg, 07.10.1933 - 31.03.1935 Kommandeur des Feldjägerkorps in Preußen, 10.08.1934 FJ-Oberführer (OSAF), Polizei-Oberst

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Post by JoeW » 09 Jan 2007 18:35

The visor cap worn by Fritsch in the above photo was the new Feldjägerkorps Dienstmütze authorized by decree May 2, 1935 as the FJK was gradually assimiliated into the German Police.

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Post by botofogo59 » 10 Jan 2007 01:29

So, I guess Mr. Millers upcoming SS and Police Generals book (Bender) will not have a bio of Herr Fritsch in it. Also, is there any info of the FJK in the Night of the Long Knives. Koehls book ^The Black Corps^ mentions they WERE involved.

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Post by Franzl Rider » 11 Feb 2007 10:05

In mai 2006 on ebay an enormous batch of pictures was offered showing the transition from FJK to police. It showed a training course in the Feldjägerschule in Suhl with police instructors. Here is one of them.

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Post by Franzl Rider » 11 Feb 2007 10:06

And here is one in front of the Feldjägerschule in Suhl. From exp ebay
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