An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 21 Nov 2021 06:11

München III. Volkssturm-Bataillon z.b.V [Bataillon-Führer Hauptmann Alfred Salisco]

Volkssturm und Hitler-Jugend Grünwald

Volkssturm Allach-Untermenzing (Munich)

Volkssturm-Freikorps Adolf Hitler (issued as Werewolf Oberland)

https://www.historisches-lexikon-bayern ... yern_(FAB)

https://edoc.ub.uni-muenchen.de/25439/2 ... ronika.pdf

Volkssturmgruppe Dunse

https://sites.google.com/site/zeitzeuge ... -erst-zehn

Volkssturm-Bataillon Altrip [2 x Volkssturm-Kompanie]

http://hgv-altrip.de/index.php/heimat-u ... sicht.html

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 21 Nov 2021 21:38

New finds and additional information from Sven30's Forum

[oh and a big shout out to Helge {Sven30} on reaching over 2,100 Volkssturm Units in greater detail, Well done]

Volkssturm-Bataillon Bescherer [Kreis Lözten / Reichsgau Ostpreußen]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bischoff // Volkssturm-Bataillon Reichbad [Kreis Breslau / Reichsgau Niederschlesien]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brockendorf [Brockendorf bei Heinau, Kreis Goldberg / Reichsgau Niederschlesien]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buckow [Buckow, Kreis Schlawe / Reichsgau Pommern]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Dorpat [Dorpat / Estland]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Franke [Haynau, Kreis Goldberg / Reichsgau Niederschlesien]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Klingner [Kreis Goldberg / Reichsgau Niederschlesien]
Volkssturm-Bataillon Reval [Reval / Estland]

III. Volkssturm-Bataillon Euskirchen // Volkssturm-Einheit Lechernich [Lechernich, beinhaltet die Ortsgruppen Lechernich, Erp, Friesheim, Gymnich / Reichsgau Köln-Aachen]

https://www.forum-der-wehrmacht.de/inde ... lkssturms/

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 22 Nov 2021 02:02

New finds and additional Information

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/

Ostpreußen

Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/4
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/30
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/35
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/37
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/200

Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/252 Kreis Pr. Holland
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/253 Kreis Pr. Holland

Volksstum des Kreises Braunsberg

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/reic ... ussen.html

Oberschlesien

Volkssturm kreis Leobschütz

Volkssturm-Bataillon 23/222
Volkssturm-Bataillon 23/262

Volkssturm-Bataillon 32/50

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2018/blei ... k2_os.html

Pommern

Volkssturm-Bataillon 26/45 Kreis Saatzig

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2018/jaco ... mmern.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon Nagold

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2016/nago ... lw_bw.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/46 Landkreis Havelland, Brandenburg

Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/50 Landkreis Havelland, Brandenburg

Volkssturm Bhf. Wustermark

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/falk ... k_brb.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/115

Volkssturm Eberswalde
Volkssturm Müncheberg

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/dkm_deuts ... k2_brb.htm

Volkssturm Schwiebus

Volkssturm-Gau Westmark Transport (mot)

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2016/tueb ... en_bw.html

Volkssturm des Kreis Goldingen, Lettland

Volkssturm des Kreis Modohn, lettland

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2019/deut ... k_wk2.html

Volkssturm des Kreis Libau

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2019/deut ... f_wk2.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 46, Pz.AOK.4

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/falk ... z_brb.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 26/8 Kreis Bütow

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2017/gros ... 2_pom.html

Garitz, Stadt Bad Kissingen, Landkreis Bad Kissingen, Unterfranken, Bayern

Volkssturm-Bataillon 2/15
Volkssturm-Bataillon 2/151

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2017/gari ... 2_bay.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/2 Kreis Schloßberg-Pillkallen
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/109 Kreis Schloßberg-Pillkallen

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2018/kuss ... ussen.html

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2018/bild ... ussen.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon Mainfranken Kreis Würzburg

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2021/rott ... k2_by.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon Wunnenstein

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2017/stut ... bawue.html

Volkssturm Rathenow

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/rath ... 2_brb.html

Volkssturm des Kreis Rosenberg, Westpreußen

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/gold ... k2_wp.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon Jauer

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2017/stri ... z_nsl.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon Kluger im Breslau

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2013/mars ... 2_nrw-.htm

Volkssturm des Kreise Mohrungen

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/saal ... ussen.html

Volkssturm des Kreis Gumbinnen m. Volkssturm “Wurach”

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2019/erle ... ussen.html

Ludwigslust (Friedhof), Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Volkssturm-Bataillon Kremmen

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2013/ludw ... m_mvp.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/235

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/rath ... 2_brb.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/187 Kreises Ebenrode–Stallupoenen

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/gros ... k2_wp.html

5. Panzer-Jagd Kompanie Radfahrer Volkssturm III. Aufgebot

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2012/bad- ... k2_ns.html

Volkssturm des Kreis Heilbronn

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2017/heil ... k2_bw.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/2

Landkreis Potsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenburg

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2016/brie ... k-brb.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon Landkreis Rastatt II

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/plit ... k2_bw.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/1

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2012/jaco ... 2_brb.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 32/33 Kreis Falkenau

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2018/romm ... k2_hs.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 4. Badisches

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2019/kupp ... k2_bw.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon z.b.V. 10/10

Hessen

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2017/birk ... k2_hs.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon Porta Nigra

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/trie ... k2_rp.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon Hermann [Regiment. 1, III. Bataillon, Division Bärwalde]

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2021/lind ... k2_by.html

Volkssturm des Kreis Bartenstein

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/frie ... k2_rp.html

Volkssturm des Kreis Hofheim, Bayern

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2017/frie ... 2_bay.html

Volkssturm des Kreis Bayreuth

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2017/aidh ... 2_bay.html

Baden

Volkssturm-Bataillon 2/140

Volkssturm-Bataillon Neuenstein

Volkssturm Bamberg

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2018/heid ... -z_bw.html

Volkssturm des Kreis Sensburg

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2017/assl ... k2_hs.html

Volkssturm des Kreis Schweinfurt

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2016/zeuz ... 2_bay.html

Volkssturm-Bataillon 13/17

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2020/klei ... _saar.html

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 24 Nov 2021 00:17

An interesting footnote for history buffs

Ludendorff Bridge, Remagen.

Before they were crushed, Cologne's defenders had managed to blow up the bridges over the Rhine, which meant the Allies would not be able
to cross the river for the time being.

Then, just a day after the conquest of downtown Cologne, the Americans pulled off another military coup about fifty-five kilometers upstream.

A small advance patrol from the US 9th Armored Division reached the Ludendorff Bridge, which spans the Rhine at Remagen. To their great surprise,
the structure had not been blown up, and there was little resistance from enemy troops.

The Remagen Volkssturm battalion didn’t turn out. If they’d been there, and done a bit of shooting, then this small patrol - there weren't many American soldiers - would not have been able to reach the bridgehead and the bridge approaches so easily.

https://ythi.net/practice-spoken-english/XHZKT6y-Zrg/

Altenkirchen Volkssturm in the front section on the Wied

After the Americans had crossed the Rhine near Remagen, the first of two Volkssturm battalions was set up in the Altenkirchen district. After a short training period, the 1st Battalion was relocated to the area south of Neustadt on March 19, 1945, where the Reichsautobahn was to be closed. Initially, the battalion was placed under the command of the 74th Army Corps, but on March 21 the unit, which was still insufficiently armed and barely trained, was captured by the Wehrmacht and received direct orders from the 304th Volksgrenadier Division deployed on site.

Under constant American pressure, the front was pushed back to the Wied over the next few days. Immediately before the Americans attacked from the Remagen bridgehead on March 25, the remnants of the 340th German Volksgrenadier Division withdrew from the front line. However, the Volkssturm was ordered to hold positions. Instead of the Wehrmacht, the Volkssturm was now responsible for holding and defending the entire section of the front. A task that a good infantry division could hardly manage was now on the shoulders of a Volkssturm battalion made up of old men and 16 to 17-year-old Hitler Youth.

A pointless undertaking against a numerically superior enemy who had taken on the attack with artillery and armored forces.

This excursion will focus on the battles around the Wiedlinie and the adjacent Mehrbach on March 25th and 26th, 1945 and tries to shed light on the role of the 1st Altenkirchener Volkssturm battalion.

https://www.das-kriegsende.de/remagen-u ... ende-1945/

Additional Information

Volksturm-Bataillon 38/20 // Bataillon Thiet // Field-Bataillon VI

https://backup.kjeks.io/Screenshots/Osp ... 944-45.pdf
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 24 Nov 2021 06:38

German units that took an active part in the battles during the breakout from the Remagen bridgehead and around the southern Ruhr basin.

Volkssturm-Kompanie Dünnwald [363. Volksgrenadier Division]
Volkssturm-Kompanie LEVERKUSEN [62. Volksgrenadier Division]
Volkssturm Troisdorf [353. Volksgrenadier Division]

https://www.das-kriegsende.de/einheiten/

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 24 Nov 2021 21:38

Buchenwald

Volkssturm-Bataillon 27/267
Volkssturm-Bataillon 27/268
Volkssturm-Bataillon 27/269
Volkssturm-Bataillon 27/281

Volkssturm Floha [Chemnitz]

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http://www.lamoth.info/?p=digitallibrar ... le&id=9849
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 25 Nov 2021 00:41

Volkssturm Information - Dutch

For those interested I found a vast number of PDF newspaper articles in Dutch on the Volkssturm at the link below.


https://www.oorlogsbronnen.nl/bronnen?t ... urm&page=1

or type in Volkssturm in the search space.

https://www.oorlogsbronnen.nl/

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 25 Nov 2021 01:42

File 301. File No. 9/1944 of the 2nd Administration of the Central Enlightenment Administration (GRU) of the Red Army:
Correspondence with the German armed forces

On the organization of the Volkssturm

Great Newspaper clippings

https://wwii.germandocsinrussia.org/de/ ... rid/zoom/1

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 25 Nov 2021 05:47

Der (Kampfgruppe) 89. Infanteriedivision unterstanden Ende April 1945 folgende Volkssturm-Einheiten:

(württembergische) Volkssturm-Bataillone „Staufen“ und „Stettenfels“

XIII. (Munzingen), XIV. (Singen), XVI. (Donaueschingen), XVII., XVIII. (Konstanz), XXIII. Volkssturm-Bataillon

Volkssturm-Batterie Kirchzarten und Schopfheim

Volkssturm-Pionier-Spreng-Kompanie Freiburg und Lörrach

Volkssturm-Transport-Kompanie I/60 Freiburg

With a few exceptions, the combat value of these Baden and Württemberg Volkssturm battalions tended towards zero. The age of the Volksturm members was very different, in addition to very young men up to 60 years of age, in addition to educated and militarily completely untrained.
There were hardly any useful leaders and subordinates. They were only barely armed. The transfer by the Gauleitung took place mostly without weapons and without military clothing. Many only wore stamped armbands. Allocations of four to five machine guns per company was the
maximum. Anti-tank weapons, apart from a few bazookas, were completely absent.

A telex from Army High Command 19 to Army Group G on March 21, 1945 shows how low the combat strength of the Baden Volkssturm battalions themselves was assessed by the army command:

“The supplied Volkssturm battalions consist only of rifle companies. The heavy companies are missing. The level of training is completely inadequate. Individual training has only been carried out to a very limited extent, and association training has not been carried out at all.
With the current composition and armament, the deployment of these Volkssturm battalions is not possible because they are not up to the
demands ”.

For example, the local Volkssturm of Neustadt with a strength of 506 men, only 86 rifles and 40 bazookas were available to defend the city.

I think that the members of the Volkssturm had other worries than burying boxes of ammunition, equipment and the like on their retreat
(or when they were dissolved). They only wanted one thing - home.

https://www.militaria-fundforum.de/foru ... /&pageNo=1

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by RFVD11 » 25 Nov 2021 15:58

Any info on Budingen/Hesse Volkssturm units?
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 26 Nov 2021 03:07

New FIND

Volkssturm-Bataillon 38/1 [Gronau / Reichsgau Westfalen-Nord]

https://www.forum-der-wehrmacht.de/inde ... llon-38-1/

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Post by Germanicus » 26 Nov 2021 03:11

RFVD11 wrote:
25 Nov 2021 15:58
Any info on Budingen/Hesse Volkssturm units?
AHK
Dear AHK

Let me dig a bit deeper on this subject as I do recall you inquired about this before.

Some developments are starting to unfold hopefully.

Fritz Fuchs

At the beginning of August 1940, Fuchs became NSV district manager in the Gau Hessen-Nassau as successor to Haug and from October 1943
district head of the NSV. In October 1943 he was reappointed district leader in Mainz and led the Volkssturm there in 1944/45 .
At the end of March 1945 he was district leader of Büdingen for a few days.

https://de.zxc.wiki/wiki/Fritz_Fuchs_(Politiker,_1894)

Volkssturm-Bataillon 15/1

The Volkssturm was also set up in Aschaffenburg as a last resort of resistance and sworn in on 12 November 1944. The newly formed
Volkssturm-Bataillon 15/1 was placed under the command of the tax inspector Lorenz Junker and subsequently trained by the personnel of the Grenadier Replacement and Training Battalion 106 in the Bois-Brûlé barracks.

At the same time, the Aschaffenburg fortification service was formed under Lieutenant Colonel Ernst Bobisch. This was first to determine the condition of the Wetterau-Main-Tauber Stellung and reactivate 106 bunkers in the Aschaffenburg area.

The Wetterau-Main-Tauber-Stellung ( WMTS) was a military bunker belt built between 1936 and 1937 between Büdingen in the Wetterau and the Lower Franconian Klingenberg in Bavaria.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlacht_ ... nburg_1945

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wetterau- ... r-Stellung

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 26 Nov 2021 23:06

Another interesting footnote

Nurses at the front. by Heimatschuss » 09 Aug 2012, 08:12

'The only exception I've encountered so far where nurses were part of a frontline unit according to the official organization scheme was a Volkssturm unit from Stettin called HJ-Bataillon Murswiek or HJ-Alarmbataillon Murswiek. While its' companies were staffed largely by Hitler Youth boys with an occasional seasoned soldier amongst them each company also had a medic team of four BDM-Führerinnen. Their job was not only tending the wounded but also advising the boys on doing their laundry and mending socks (Nemitz, 2000, p.27). So it wasn't a duty very glamorous (though on a second thought, advising die-hard Hitler-Youths on how to mend their socks is a task even more heroic than throwing yourself in front of a T-34 with an anti-tank mine :lol: ). I've visited the book only via GoogleBooks, it doesn't seem to contain any info on their uniforms.'

viewtopic.php?p=1722547#p1722547

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Post by Germanicus » 26 Nov 2021 23:42

Volksopfer für Wehrmacht and Volkssturm [People's sacrifice for the Wehrmacht and Volkssturm]

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Caption "With more and more members of the Volkssturm (Germany’s National Militia) being directed to the front line, German authorities were experiencing an ever-increasing strain on their stocks of army equipment and clothing. In a desperate attempt to overcome this deficiency, street to street collection depots called the Volksopfer, meaning Sacrifice of the people, scoured the country, collecting uniforms, boots, and equipment from German civilians, as seen here in Berlin on February 12, 1945. The Volksopfer bears the words “The Fuhrer expects your sacrifice for Army and Home Guard. So that you’re proud your Home Guard man can show himself in uniform – empty your wardrobe and bring its contents to us”.


The Volksopfer für Wehrmacht und Volkssturm (also Volksopfer 1945) was an action of the National Socialist government proclaimed in 1945 to collect equipment and clothing.

On January 5, 1945, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler and Walther Funk jointly called for this collection campaign. From 7 to 28 January 1945, clothing and equipment were to be donated for the Volkssturm and the Wehrmacht. Reich Minister of Education Bernhard Rust ordered the importance of the collection to be pointed out in all schools; Reich Minister Lammers ordered the surrender of all civil servant uniforms that were not absolutely necessary for official use.

Joseph Goebbels dictated on 13 January 1945 for his diary: "The large textile collection, which runs under the title 'Volksopfer', has started very well. We hope that we will achieve the desired result of 100000 tonnes. If we achieve this result, we would get out of all the current difficulties."

OIP 1.jpg

The National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) opened a total of 60,000 collection points in the territory of the Reich. Throughout the Territory of the Reich, 80,000 tons of textiles could be collected through the "Volksopfer-Sammlung" (Collection of People's Sacrifices), which was later extended until 11 February 1945.

On January 10, 1945, Adolf Hitler issued an ordinance (RGBl. I, p. 5) that promised the death penalty to those who would embezzle collection
items.

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https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volksopfe ... Volkssturm

https://alex.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/alex ... 005&zoom=2

Excerpts from "Kleine Pößnecker Nachrichten"

12 January: " Das Volksopfer im Schulunterricht. The Reich Minister of Education has decreed that the pupils of all schools be made aware of the collection of textile materials and equipment for the Wehrmacht and Volkssturm and that they are given a picture of the significance of these people's sacrifices in class."

What do I do today after work? I look for all Wehrmacht objects, expendable clothing and textiles together and then immediately bring them to the next collection point of the Volksopfer for Wehrmacht and Volkssturm."

https://web.archive.org/web/20110818025 ... 0/1945.htm
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