Brandenburg zbV 800 records in NARA

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Brandenburg zbV 800 records in NARA

Post by jmark » 11 Jan 2008 06:53

Does anyone know where Brandenburger records can be found in NARA? I know the Bundesarchiv call numbers but I'm hoping NARA has the same info on microfilm. Here are the BA record numbers I'm interested in:
RH 19-II/409: Heeresgruppe B: Einsatz "Lehrregiment Brandenburg zbV 800", 1941
RH 21-2/709: Gliederung, Aufgaben und Einsatz des Lehr-Regiments "Brandenburg" z.b.V. 800 (26.6.1942)
RH 22/104 und 107: Legionsbataillon / 4. Regiment "Brandenburg": Tätigkeitsberichte 1943
RH 22/111: Gliederung, Aufgaben und Richtlinien für die Verwendung der Division Brandenburg (1.4.1943)
RH 26-1002 G: Gericht der Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Brandenburg": Verfahrensakten
RH 28-188/11: Alarm-Regiment Div. Brandenburg: Einsatzberichte 1944 (Kopien)

It seems that RH 21-2 are the records of Pz.AOK2... does that sound correct?

Any and all help appreciated!
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Re: Brandenburg zbV 800 records in NARA

Post by K.Kocjancic » 26 Aug 2019 05:44

Can anyone help?

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Re: Brandenburg zbV 800 records in NARA

Post by jmark » 26 Aug 2019 05:50

I might finally get an answer after 11 years! ;-)

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Re: Brandenburg zbV 800 records in NARA

Post by Jeff Leach » 26 Aug 2019 08:19

My experience is that (well at least with NARA material) material on these smaller unit are (if you are lucky) found in the controlling headquarters files.

I came across some document detailing the Brandenburgers (6th company) attempt to capture the railway bridge at Mogilev-Podol’skij. I found a few documents in A.O.K. 11 records, a few in the XI A.K. records and surprisingly the best description of their actions came from the records of the Stug.Abt.190 (which were spread through army, corps and divisional records). Just yesterday, I found a Soviet document giving some details of the action.

I would also be interested 'RH 19-II/409: Heeresgruppe B: Einsatz "Lehrregiment Brandenburg zbV 800", 1941'. If you don't have it, I'll ask a friend about getting it.

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Re: Brandenburg zbV 800 records in NARA

Post by jmark » 26 Aug 2019 08:30

Yes, it's really pot luck finding docs about sub-divisional formations. I never managed to get my hands on any of those docs, so if you can get RH 19-II/409, that would be fantastic. I'd also really love RH 21-2/709.

There really needs to be a book about their actions in 1941-1942. I know about Kurowski's book, but it doesn't cover all the little operations. Best book on the topic is by Helmuth Spaeter, though it's only in English.

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