NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

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NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by Joda » 06 May 2021 13:00

Hi all,

What are the NARA rolls for SS Division Wiking? I suppose all part of T354...

Many thanks in advance

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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by MLW » 06 May 2021 15:49

According to NARA's collection guide there are only two rolls Wiking's KTB - T-354 Rolls 161 and 639.

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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by Joda » 06 May 2021 15:51

thnaks a lot!

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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by RichD-M » 09 May 2021 18:55

MLW wrote:
06 May 2021 15:49
According to NARA's collection guide there are only two rolls Wiking's KTB - T-354 Rolls 161 and 639.
I believe one of these rolls is the KTB for the "Germania" Regiment? Do you know what time period it runs from until?

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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by MLW » 10 May 2021 04:20

The guides states:

la, Ila/b, W.u.G., Divisionsbefehle, Meldunqen, Weisunqen und Merkblatt. Orders, instructions, and
reports pertaining to the organization of the SS Division "Germania"; personnel matters; family support;
unit vehicle identity marks; instruction pamphlet on the' handling of ammunition; redesiqnaticn of the SS
Division "Germania" as SS Division "Wikinq" by order of the Fuehrer (Hitler), 1 Jan 19U1; and a time table of a
command conference in Lauenburq, Germany, 15-16 Apr 1942.

1940/12/05-1941/01/01

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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by RichD-M » 10 May 2021 14:44

Thanks, that clarifies that; I believe none of the divisional or regimental KTB survived the war.

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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by PK » 10 May 2021 19:22

The KTBs for SS-Pz.Rgt.5, II./SS-Rgt. "Westland" and III./SS-Rgt."Nordland" survived the war. The KTB for SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.Germania is lost in space.

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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by smetanin albert » 23 Feb 2023 16:59

here is an extract from Freiburg (from the catalog)
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Post by smetanin albert » 23 Feb 2023 17:00

additionally
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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by Charles Trang » 16 Apr 2023 11:54

Wiking's divisional KTB was retrieved by a French soldier belonging to the 2.DB when the latter captured the Berghof. A few years ago, I tried to find his trace via the 2.DB vets association, but to no avail.

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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by Cadmos » 27 Apr 2023 10:55

The German "Bundesarchiv" digitized several Wiking documents (high res, color, no watermarks). Just click on "Digitalisat anzeigen" here:

https://invenio.bundesarchiv.de/invenio ... fc280f7f1/

Additionally, the whole T354 series has also been digitized and is available on the US National Archive site:

https://catalog.archives.gov/search?ava ... naId%3Aasc

One thing, does someone know what rolls contain Wiking’s Knight’s Cross recommendation texts, like these ones (I would like to read the German originals):

https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/282 ... Wiking.htm
https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/298 ... -Georg.htm

The source says: Microfilm Publication A3343. But what NARA roll are these on?

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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by Mori » 27 Apr 2023 11:41

Cadmos wrote:
27 Apr 2023 10:55
The source says: Microfilm Publication A3343. But what NARA roll are these on?
Some of these are available on this site: http://wwiidigitalarchives.org/hello-world

A couple of contributors of this forum collect them and make a business of reselling samples to people like you.

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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by smetanin albert » 27 Apr 2023 12:34

Unfortunately,
the best (interesting) collection has not been digitized.

This is the so-called "Vopersal collection".
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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by smetanin albert » 28 Apr 2023 07:16

I forgot to say that
the information about the losses located in the WASt(Berlin-Reinickendorf) will not be available to ordinary researchers (and online)!
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Re: NARA Rolls about SS-Div. Wiking, info needed

Post by Mori » 28 Apr 2023 17:59

smetanin albert wrote:
27 Apr 2023 12:34
This is the so-called "Vopersal collection".
I had samples of this Vopersal collection. It's a hodgepot of documents collected by an author of hagiographic books on various units. Although it's kind of interesting to have a look, any serious scholar will refer to the original, primary sources instead. A minor part of the Vopersal consists of privately-published veteran letters, which can otherwhise be difficult to find, but which also have too strong biaises to be used alone.

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