SS-Inf. Rgt.(mot) 'Deutschland'

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SS-Inf. Rgt.(mot) 'Deutschland'

Post by mstevens77nl » 14 Apr 2002 18:32

Hi there,

Who can tell me in which division this Regiment was? Their commander was Felix Steiner and it was based in Hilversum, The Netherlands.
Also I am looking for more info of what units were stationed in Hilversum, The Netherlands

I read that some elements of the "Fallschirm-Panzer-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 1 Hermann Göring" were based in Hilversum? Does anybody know more of this


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Post by Marcus » 14 Apr 2002 18:36

That regiment was a part of SS-Division (mot) Das Reich (later upgraded to 2. SS-Panzer-Division Das Reich).

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Post by Mark C. Yerger » 14 Apr 2002 19:09

"Deutschland" remained a component of (final title) the 2.SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich" until the end of the war. The Division also had, initially, Regiment "Germania" led by Carl Maria Demelhuber. It was detached to form the eventual "Wiking" Division in December 1940 and Steiner gave up command of "Deutschland" to become the new divisional commander.

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Question about Deutschland and Der Fuhrer

Post by NDNtrooper » 15 Apr 2002 04:40

Did either of these regiments ever have artillery or flak units assigned to them,outside of the Divisions artillery regiment?

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Post by Mark C. Yerger » 15 Apr 2002 16:45

support companies for the regiments varied at different time, numbered as the 13-16 Kompanien. They consisted of:

flak
anti-tank
motorcycle
engineer

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Post by Timo » 15 Apr 2002 17:39

Artillerie in an Infanterie/Grenadier-Regiment:

sIG in the sIG-Kompanie
IG in the IG-Zug of the Schwere Kompanie.

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Post by Mark C. Yerger » 15 Apr 2002 18:42

The sIG support company staus was removed early, actually heavy mortars and not artillery per se. The IG platoons remained components of the 3 Bataillone.

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Post by NDNtrooper » 16 Apr 2002 05:46

Thank you for the information.Is there any literature out there that is as extensive as Rudolf Lehmans history of the LAH,on the Der Fuhrer regiment?A book lat lists Company and Platoon commanders during different time periods of the War?

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Post by Mark C. Yerger » 16 Apr 2002 08:52

Otto Weidinger's regimental history is a good for combat history of the regiment. For officers list, personalities and development of "Der Führer" you'll have to wait until my next book on "Das Reich" (2003).

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Post by Timo » 16 Apr 2002 12:33

Mark Yerger wrote:Otto Weidinger's regimental history is a good for combat history of the regiment. For officers list, personalities and development of "Der Führer" you'll have to wait until my next book on "Das Reich" (2003).

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Unless somebody publishes a similar book before 2003.

Just my 2 cents,
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Post by Mark C. Yerger » 16 Apr 2002 17:07

Timo

My apology for stating my book release as a next source, was obviously unaware if you or others are doing a similar study. Best wishes to you, or others, with similar research projects as my own interests.

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Post by NDNtrooper » 17 Apr 2002 05:46

Mark,I own and have read both books on the Commanders,your large picture History and the Otto Weidinger and Ernst Krag biographies.I have yet to find the Knights of Steel books,always sold out of stock.Looking forward to more.Thanks for your replies to my questions.Regards,John

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Post by MICHAELM82 » 17 Apr 2002 06:29

HI,
If you are interested in the two Knights of steel volumes I know Mark is selling the second volume personally and you can find a copy of the first volume at
http://www.aberdeenbookstore.com
Tom said he has a few copies left, just ordered that one yesterday from him!
CHEERS,
Mike

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