SS and Heer Cavalry organisations? KstN?

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SS and Heer Cavalry organisations? KstN?

Post by KrankenPz » 11 Nov 2019 11:19

G'day all

I'm looking for any information (or even better legible KstN!) for SS and Heer cavalry units, would appreciate any assistance.

TIA

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Re: SS and Heer Cavalry organisations? KstN?

Post by Max104740 » 12 Nov 2019 15:51

Hello Aidan,
it is a vast argument, I don’t know any comprehensive source about it.
I have a list of all Cavalry KStN I know, based on the list in Niehorster site integrated with other sources (mostly RDP 12451 A 39) and the indication of where some of them may be seen. Many more KStN are on microfiche in BAMA at Freiburg, and I know that they may be purchased.
I hope that this was useful for you, at least to focalise what you are interested in
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Max
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Re: SS and Heer Cavalry organisations? KstN?

Post by KrankenPz » 19 Nov 2019 08:57

Thanks very much Max, thats very helpful

i'm looking particularly at details of the earlier SS Kavallerie units for wargaming - your list gives me a starting point.

Cheers

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Re: SS and Heer Cavalry organisations? KstN?

Post by Max104740 » 19 Nov 2019 18:10

Thank you Aidan, I am glad that you find it useful.
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Re: SS and Heer Cavalry organisations? KstN?

Post by Max104740 » 30 Nov 2019 21:40

Aidan,
in NARA roll T78 R867 I found a 42 organization of a SS Cavalry Brigade and its KStN list, I hope it is useful for you
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Max
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Re: SS and Heer Cavalry organisations? KstN?

Post by donwhite » 01 Dec 2019 00:45

Max,

I'm curious. Is that a 'Division' flag symbol for a Brigade level formation?

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Re: SS and Heer Cavalry organisations? KstN?

Post by Max104740 » 01 Dec 2019 10:50

Downwhite,
Yes, the symbol is of a Division, but the KStN (37) is of a brigade. I remind that I saw a similar case in one of Leo books, a battalion HQ with a regiment symbol, Leo explained that this happened because that battalion's commander had the rank of a Regiment commander, but I have no similar evidence in this case. I doubt that this brigade organization was ever operational, I think that was a step in the process that led to the formation of SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer .
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Re: SS and Heer Cavalry organisations? KstN?

Post by donwhite » 02 Dec 2019 11:07

Max,
Many thanks.

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