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Post by Germanicus » 22 May 2019 17:43

From The Theory of the Partisan - C ARL SCHMITT

The appearance at the end of the German war (1944/45) cannot be attributed to the German Wehrmacht, but rather are to be explained by opposition to it: the German Volkssturm and the so-called Werwolf. The
Volkssturm was called into existence by a decree of 25 September 1944 as a territorial militia for the defense of the country whose members were considered in their deployment as soldiers in the sense of the law of military service [Wehrgesetz] and combatants in the sense of the Hague Ground War Provision.

The publication by General Major Hans Kissel, who was Chief of Staff of the German Volkssturm from November 1944 onwards, [44] details its organization, armament, deployment, fighting spirit, and losses. Kissel notes that in the west the Volkssturm was recognized by the Allies as a fighting troop, while the Russians considered it a partisan organization and they shot their prisoners. In contradistinction to this territorial militia, the Werwolf was meant to be a partisan organization for the youth.

Dixon and Heilbrunn’s book tells us about the result: “A few prospective Werwölfe were captured by the Allies and that was the end of the matter.” The Werwolf has been described as “an effort to unleash a children’s sniper
war.” 24a

24a. Hans Kissel, Der Deutsche Volkssturm 1944/45, eine territoriale Miliz der Landesverteidigung (Frankfurt am Main: E. S. Mittler & Sohn, 1962); for information on the different treatment in the east and west, cf. 46. The word Kinderheckenschützenkrieg [children’s sniper war] comes from Erich F. Pruck in his review of Kissel’s book in Zeitschrift für Politik, (n. s.) 9 (1962) 298/99. Pruck rightly observes that “the boundary between legal combat mission (in the sense of the Hague Ground War Provision) and partisanship is unclear.” Dixon and Heilbrunn, op. cit., 3.

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Post by Germanicus » 22 May 2019 17:50

The Volkssturm comprised one of the final components of the total war promulgated by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, part of a Nazi endeavor to overcome their enemies' military strength through force of will.

Kershaw, Ian (2011). The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944–1945. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14312-213-5. pp. 713–714

CHAPTER III. OTHER MILITARY AND AUXILIARY ORGANIZATIONS

Section II. AUXILIARY ORGANIZATIONS


Volkssturm

Founded by Hitler in October 1944, this national militia organization represents an ultimate effort to mobilize all available manpower for employment in total war. It includes all German men between the ages of sixteen and sixty who are not in the Armed Forces and who are able to bear arms. The members of the Volkssturm are described as soldiers for the duration of their employment, which is to take place locally wherever a given area is threatened. The Volkssturm has the mission of reinforcing the active strength of the Armed Forces and defending German soil to the last. It is recruited under the auspices of the Party, whose formations join in providing its cadres and officers. The leadership in the Party regions is assigned to the Gauleiter, the rifle training to the SA, and the automotive training to the NSKK. Beyond that all installations and institutions of the Party serve to form and train the new units. Himmler, as Commander of the Replacement Army, is responsible for the organization of the Volkssturm and for ordering its mobilization and employment in any particular area.

U.S. War Department Technical Manual, TM-E 30-451: Handbook on German Military Forces published in March 1945

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d. MILITIA (Volkssturm) UNITS.

In October, 1944 a decree was issued by Hitler calling up all able-bodied German men between the ages of 16 and 60 for the defense of the Fatherland. That decree calls for the creation of a people's militia (Volkssturm) under the leadership of Himmler in his function as Commander-in-Chief of the Replacement Training Army.

It is believed that the Party in general, and the Storm Troop Organization (SA) and the National Socialist Motor Corps (NSKK) in particular, have been charged with the part time training of these men who are to remain on their jobs until a direct threat endangers their area. In such an emergency they will be called to the ranks, come under the command of the army, and be issued weapons, brassards with the inscription "Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht" and identification papers as members of the German Armed Forces. Their employment probably is limited to defensive fighting in trenches, woods, and streets, since their units are equipped with small automatic weapons, machine guns, and bazookas only, but it is possible that light and medium mortars will be added later.

It is difficult to determine definitely the tables of organization for militia units as these will vary greatly in accordance with local conditions and the manpower and weapons available, but indications from the front lines point toward the following average tables of organization for the basic militia unit, the Militia Battalion.

In some cases several militia battalions may be combined in a militia regiment.

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Post by Germanicus » 24 May 2019 16:39

Deutsche Volkssturm or Deutsche Volkswehr or Deutsche Landsturm

The story behind the creation of the Volkssturm and it's name.

'In a telex Gauleiter Koch sent via Bormann to Hitler immediately after 20 July, the Gauleiter proposed that 'the entire population [in East Prussia) capable of bearing arms should be called up in a levee en masse, armed, and rushed to the border'. This general levy- Koch called it 'a kind of Landsturm'- should consist of East Prussian men who were fit for military service and had been in reserved occupations, and it should be raised and trained by the Party. It would, he suggested, be sent into action under the command of the army commander concerned when there was an immediate threat by the enemy. The Landsturm Koch was proposing for East Prussia was thus not part of the standing army, but a militia-like force to be activated only in a defence crisis and whose members would, once the enemy had been successfully repelled, go back to their civilian jobs.

Guderian quickly adopted this idea of a militia-like Landsturm for East Prussia, but set different priorities from Koch. He told Wilheln Schepmann, chief of staff of the SA supreme command, of the scheme, suggesting to him that the Landsturm planned for East Prussia should be raised by the SA. He was taking over Koch's concept of making use, in the event of Russian breakthrough, of men who were fit for military service but in reserved occupations. Schepmann gracefully accepted Guderian's offer. On 4 September 1944 he telephoned Hans Muller, one of Bormann's personal advisers, in order to go the whole hog; he asked to have all men remaining at home given military training by the SA-that is to say he was wanting the Landsturm to be set up as a militia throughout me Reich, not just in East Prussia. Control of this Reich-wide body was to lie with the SA. Schepmann was clearly angling through Bormann to have a Fuhrer decree issued that gave this task to the SA. To lend his request me necessary emphasis he pointed to me examples of Salzburg and Oberdonau, where the Gauleiters had, he said, already quite a long time ago urged the leaders of the SA to give the male inhabitants military training.

The head of the Party chancellery at once told the Reichsfuhrer SS what Schepmann was aiming at; not least because of the traditional rivalry between the SS and SA, Himmler turned it clown. As head of army armament (Chef der Heeresrustung, ChHRust) and commander of the replacement army, the Reichsfuhrer SS at this rime carried most weight in any discussions on the Landsturm, since me planned militia would have to be supplied with weapons and ammunition. Bormann and Himmler quickly came to an agreement to take the Landsturm under their own wings. Bormann had a Fuhrer decree on the formation of a German national defence force (Volkswehr) drawn up, under which the political leadership of this force would fall to the Party chancellery and its military deployment to the Reichsfiihrer SS. The Party chancellery men rejected the SA's request to lead the national defence force, giving Schepmann the post of inspector of small-arms training. Meanwhile the draft of the Fuhrer decree no longer used the term Deutsche Volkswehr, but rather Volkssturm.

On 25 September 1944 Bormann had the draft signed by Hitler. In the 'Fuhrer decree on the formation of the 'Deutscher Volkssturm', which was not published in the Reichsgeserzblatt until a month later, Hitler ordered that 'a German Volkssturm be formed in all Gaue of the Greater German Reich, from all men aged 16 to 60 able to bear arms' to defend 'the soil of the homeland with all weapons and all means'. The raising and leading of the Volkssturm lay in the hands of the Gauleiters, who received their guidance from the head of the Party chancellery. The training, arming, and equipping of this force was to be done 'by the Reichsfuhrer SS as commander of the replacement army'. This wording was used to avoid the Volkssturm being under a military authority-for Bormann and his staff it was a 'Party matter'.'

GenStdH/GendPiuFest/Abt. Landesbdestigung No. 13 673/44 g.Kdos., sgd. Guderian
(29 Dec. 1944), BA-MA RH 2/3177.

This and what follows according to Koch telex to Bormann (21 July 1944), BANS 6/780, 3-5.

The Landsturm Koch was introducing had nothing to do with the 'Landsturm duty' for East
Prussia that had been enacted after the defence law act of 21 May 1935; see RGBJ. I, 1935, 694>
and Absolon, Wehrmacht im Dritten Reich, iii 81- 4 .

This name-change must have occurred on 22 Sept. 1944; see Friedrich telex Bormann
(22 Sept. 1944), BANS 6/313, 161- 4. On the previous day Goebbels was still speaking of Hitler
having now ordered the raising of a 'Deutsche Volkswehr'; see Goebbels, Tagebucher, pt. 2, xiii.
534- 5 (21 Sept. 1944).


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The appointment of Gaustab des Deutsche Volkssturms under the Gaustabsführer

Bormann and the Party chancellery at once set about developing, in their own authorities and the NSDAP, rhc administrative structure for the Volkssturm. The implementing instructions for the Fuhrer decree of 25 Sept. 1944 began by requiring the Gauleiters to appoint an assistant to have charge of all Volkssturm matters at Gau level. The choice of this assistant, who bore the title of head of Gau staff, was to be decided to a major extent by his 'loyalty to the Fuhrer, steadfastness, and soldierly expertise' . Bormann also had Working Group V set up in the Party chancellery, on which all NSDAP organs involved with the Volkssturm were represented; its purpose was to coordinate the building up of the force within the Party organization. Actual control of it inside the Party chancellery was however by the newly created Amt TI V under Hans Bofinger, where all decrees, orders, and announcements for the Volkssturm were drafted when they had any connection with 'political matters'.

Himmler, in his area of command, had created for all military matters a Volkssturm staff entrusted to Gottlob Berger, head of the SS main office. There were still a few disagreements between this office and the Party chancellery's working group, sparked off most of all by Berger's official title. A number of Gauleiters also complained about Berger encroaching on their sphere of competence. By early November at the latest, however, all unclear points had been sorted out.


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Post by Germanicus » 27 May 2019 03:55

Recruitment Call-up

The actual setting up of the Volkssturm began immediately after the public announcement of it on 18 October 1944· The local branch leaders drew up lists of men aged 16 to 60 in their areas, and had them attend 'registration roll-calls'. In contrast to the Heimatflak and construction of defences, this recruiting affected all authorities, institutions, and organizations in the Greater German Reich. Every man between the ages of 16 and 60 was to be enrolled in the Volkssturm, irrespective of whether he was in a reserved occupation, had no reserve liability, or had been excused military service on health grounds.

To give an idea of the scale at which the NSDAP was operating here, it is enough to point out that on 30 September 1944 a total of 13,535,300 men were working in the Third Reich's war industry; through the Volkssturm the Party thus had access to a group larger in numbers than the Wehrmacht with its 11.2 million troops. The NSDAP's task was to organize militarily on the home front more than 13.5 million men and give them political leadership- to make ideological fanatics of them, committed by oath to the needs of a defensive war.


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The Swearing of the Oath

It was thus only logical that the swearing-in of the Volkssturm should be held on 9 November 1944, probably the most important day of commemoration in the Party's calendar. Throughout the Greater German Reich units of the Volkssturm took their oath as part of the Party celebrations. The wording of it was created by the Party chancellery, and ran: 'I swear by God this holy oath: that I shall be unconditionally faithful and obedient to the Fuhrer of the Greater German Reich Adolf Hitler. I vow that I shall fight valiantly for my homeland, and will sooner die than give up the freedom, and with it the social future, of my people.'

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The Legitimacy of the Volkssturm, Military Principles and Training

Between November 1944 and April 1945 the Volkssturm was built up by the Party chancellery and Reichsfuhrer SS into a formation committed to classic military principles. lt was organized in battalions, companies, platoons, and sections, in each of which a leader was duly selected and trained. Members of the Volkssturm were, in accordance with the 1907 Hague Convention on the Laws and Custom of War on Land, identified as combatants by an armband with the words 'Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht'. Service within the Volkssturm was closely regulated. Military training, taking place on Saturdays and Sundays and occupying seven hours a week, included thorough instruction on weapons of all types. The unit leaders were trained on courses lasting 1-2 weeks. Where political education was concerned, Bormann had already on 22 October 1944 issued 'principles for guiding other ranks of the Volkssturm', in which he found endless new phrases for urging the leaders to school those under them 'in the most passionate hatred of the enemy'.

The Party chancellery's Dept. II V and Working Group V saw their main task as producing a flow of new material for the ideological indoctrination of the members of the Volkssturm. One such production was the multi-page booklet Deutscher Volkssturm - Der Dienstappell [The Call to Serve]; this was modeled on similar Party literature for commemorative occasions, and contained easily remembered slogans about the aims of the Volkssturm together with various songs extolling the fatherland. The more fanatical its members were, the more likely it would be in battle- so the Party chancellery thought- to help in making final victory possible.


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Assessments and Reality

Bormann and his staff however seem soon to have realized that the military significance of the Volkssturm did not measure up to their original expectations. The Party chancellery received repeated complaints about the poor equipping of the Volkssturm with arms and clothing, and the inadequate military training of its units. This however merely explained the Volkssturm's inefficiency: it was compounded with a real design fault. Because of the extensive powers of the NSDAP in training the Volkssturm, the use of it in military operations had, in every individual instance, to be negotiated between the relevant Party authority and the army though the operations department of the army general staff had had it ensured by Berger in mid-November 1944 that when used in battle the Volkssturm would tactically always be under army command.

Although even Himmler supported the Wehrmacht position on this, Hitler occasionally made exceptions to the rule; he called on the C-in-C of Army Group Courland, for instance, to 'carry out the measures necessary for conducting the battle ... in a trusting cooperation with the Gauleiter', thus avoiding the Volkssturm coming directly under the command of the frontline troops. A great many Vollkssturm units went into action right in the front line, fighting to drive the Allied armies out of German territory; the force was besides often brought in as a guard garrison for forts and defence lines in the rear.


The Volkssturm's function thus seems to have had far more to do with keeping up a certain readiness to serve the country among the German population than with having any real military value.

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Post by Germanicus » 27 May 2019 04:20

Difficulties facing the Volkssturm and steps taken to fix those limiting factors.

The difficulties with the -combat effectiveness of the Volkssturm whose members, at first, were not attached to regular contingents, led Hitler to issue the following order to the High Command of the armed forces:

Experience in the East has shown that Volkssturm, emergency and reserve units have little fighting value when left to themselves, and can be quickly destroyed. The fighting value of these units, which are for the most part strong in numbers, but weak in the armaments required for modem battle, is immeasurably higher when they go into action with troops of the regular army in the field .

I, therefore, order. where Volkssturm, emergency, and reserve units are available, together with regular units, in any battle sector, mixed battle-groups (brigades) will be formed under unified command, so as to give the Volkssturm, emergency, and reserve units stiffening and support.


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What was expected in The West.

From the The unit history of the U.S. 1OOth Infantry Division stated:

The enemy displayed an unbelievable fanaticism. Boys, old men, even cripples shot at our soldiers. All in all, it took eight days of the heaviest fighting. From one apartment block to the next our troops had to fight their way through the city. It was not until April 13, that the last SS man, the last Volkssturm member, the last Hitler Youth was beaten down and forced to the ground. (Kissel 1962, 84)

What was the norm in the West.

Similarly, Volkssturm units, numbering around 300 men from several communes in Ulm district, were assembled at an inn in Steinberg. When the signal was given for them to prepare for duty, with American forces approaching, only a small proportion of the Volkssturm men responded because it was clear that
any attempt to halt the enemy would be pointless.

Where Volkssturm units mounted resistance to the invader, it was mostly under duress. In Tailfingen, the Volkssturm assembled for service only after being threatened with summary execution for failure to do so. In Bopfingen, the Volkssturm was placed under the direct command of an SS unit which arrived in early April from Ellwangen. Elsewhere, Volkssturm activity generally amounted to Little more than guarding tank barriers. In Aufhausen, however, a rash attempt by the Volkssturm to halt an American tank led to shooting which damaged two houses on the edge of the commune.

For the most part, when enemy forces were poised to take a commune the Volkssturm dissolved itself. Its members in Aalen returned to their homes on 23 April. On the departure of the SS unit from Bopfingen, the local Volkssturm leader urged his men to go home and destroy their uniforms and weapons so as to avoid arrest when the invader arrived. Outside nearby Oberdorf, some Volkssturm men managed, under cover of darkness, to evade the SS unit whose young leader had demanded that they face a hero's death. Those who changed into civilian clothes slipped back into the commune unmolested, but those who remained in uniform were apprehended by American troops.
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Losses

Total losses of the Volkssturm can only be reconstructed from a card index of 175,000 names of its members. Besides thousands officially declared dead, mainly in the areas of the western front, 29,687 were still listed as missing in 1963 and must be presumed dead. When the battle for Konigsberg (Kaliningrad) was ended, 2,400 Volkssturm troops had been killed, while the defense of Breslau (Wroclaw) claimed 1,894 of its members. Thus it can be seen that Germany's People's Militia, in spite of varying degrees of combat effectiveness on the whole, did assist regular forces and paid a considerable toll in blood.

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The Hitler Youth in the Volkssturm

The "third wave" of the Peoples Militia was reserved for boys of sixteen to nineteen not already in uniform. Since most of these youths were under the authority of the HJ or the Labor Service, these affiliates were made responsible for their induction. Party, SS, and HJ were supposed to work in harmony to implement this final sacrifice of the younger generation.

The idea of creating an "iron reserve" of 100,000 sixteen-year-old boys was first broached by RJF Chief of Staff Helmut Mockel in a telegram of 2 August 1944 to Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart, the state secretary in Himmler's Ministry of the Interior. Pressured by defense commissars, Mockel requested a decision from Himmler, barely containing his enthusiasm for "self-defense squads" to fight acts of terror by enemy guerrillas. Stuckart agreed that a nationwide network of adolescent squads should be organized on a volunteer basis, but with the understanding that compulsion could be used to enforce uniform training. It was assumed that SS officers would train and command these units.

In order to outmaneuver Albert Speer and Fritz Sauckel, both of whom were bruiting about similar projects, Stuckart and Mockel wanted to mobilize a contingent of 40,000 immediately. Ever alert to competition, Martin Bormann soon joined the contest against the minister of armaments (Speer) and the plenipotentiary general for the utilization of labor (Sauckel).

In the fall of 1944 Bormann had issued standing orders that all party officials, including HJ leaders, were to drop their paperwork, grasp available weapons, and join the nearest military units to defend every inch of
German-held territory. That order was designed, no doubt, to scoop up anyone not mobilized by some other special order or general project, like the Peoples Militia. Artur Axmann, among others, was impatient to implement the HJ part of the Volkssturm decree. In January 1945 he sent an urgent telegram to Himmler demanding to know if the "third wave," composed of seventeen-year-aids, was to be mobilized for action on the receding Eastern Front. At the time Himmler could not give him a definite answer.

What gave these last-ditch efforts plausibility was the ominous fact that the basic machinery of party and government remained intact. Especially those institutional arrangements that supported the HJ-SS alliance seem to have functioned to the very end. Two months before the German surrender, the HSSPF was still issuing orders to recruit SRD boys for a special training course at Bad Ems by activating the HJ-SS liaison officers of local districts and the regional inspectors of the SRD, neither one of whom showed any signs of deserting their posts. Detailed plans were even made to assure prompt delivery of mail Courier service was organized so that orders and reports could be quickly carried from Bann to Bann and back and forth to regional and national HJ headquarters.

Acting as presumptive commander of the childrens crusade, Artur Axmann left no stone un-turned. On 3 April he presented a plan for tank destroyer troops (TOTs) to Bormann. The order to create these units had already been issued to the HJ, and model units had been trained and sent into action. A battalion of 700 Berlin boys had been hauled off to Gotha. They were part of a larger brigade of 4,200 boys who had undergone 3 weeks of haphazard training. Subsequently 2,000 of them were attached to the Ninth German Army fighting on the Beeskow-Storkau-Strausberg line. The remaining 1,500 TOTs were put at the disposal of the Berlin commandant and committed to defense on the perimeter. A Bormann subordinate, Dr. Metzner, along with Emst Schliinder, the premilitary training chief in the RJF, and the regional HJ leader inspected these bazooka boys during the day of 3 April with apparent satisfaction.

Bann 366 in Berchtesgaden was in even better shape. Proximity to one of Hitters official residences meant that an SS unit was housed there and was prepared to arm the HJ to the teeth. The courier unit had 84 boys, while a total of 512 boys in all were ready to receive arms whenever the SS decided to issue them. Cooperation between the district training camp, the Youth Home in Einring, the LD Camp, and the KLV camps had been planned in detail.

The Bavarian HJ was never called to action. By the time George Pattons American tanks got there it was all over. In Berlin, however, it was a different story. Klaus Kuster was not yet sixteen. He specialized in knocking out Russian tanks at a range of less than sixty yards. There were more than a thousand boys like Klaus doing the same thing in those final days of April, while the man who inspired such senseless sacrifice slowly played out the final pathetic strains of his life, deep beneath the ruins. Himself only twenty-six, SS Captain Dieter Kersten commanded a battalion of 300 HJ boys during April. After vicious house-to-house combat, a mere fifty of them were left, but these found a Werewolf nest near Halensee and fought on beyond 2 May, when Berlin had already capitulated.

The man responsible for this turn of events was none other than the thirty-two-year-old youth leader, Artur Axmann. Apparently on his own initiative he had decided to commit his TOT in the Battle of Berlin. One
bleak April day he stormed into Hitlers bunker to announce to the commander of the 56 Panzer Corps, General Karl Weidling, that the HJ was ready to fight and was even then manning the roads in the rear of the 56 Corp. The generals reaction was not what Axmann expected. Weidling was so enraged that he became temporarily inarticulate, but finally denounced Axmanns plans for the stupidity that they represented:

"You cannot sacrifice these children for a cause that is already lost. I will not use them and I demand that the order be rescinded." Axmann's flustered promise to countermand the order never reached the boys, if it was in fact ever issued. The units remained in their positions on 18 April. In the following two days they were ground to bits by Russian tanks.

Goebbelss "total war" mobilized the younger generation as it did everyone else. The creation of the Hitler Youth Division (HJD) within the W-SS expressed a sense of desperation and foreboding doom. The HJ was also
an essential element in the so-called Peoples Militia (Volkssturm ), which was supposed to incorporate all able-bodied males. In the end, more sinister and brutal schemes were hatched that envisioned the formation of a clandestine guerrilla army, made up largely of HJ boys and BDM girls.

These children were expected to conduct sabotage and assassination behind enemy lines, wreaking havoc on occupation troops and Allied collaborators. That such schemes should have been thought of is a natural
concomitant of the ideology which informed the HJ-SS alliance. That these schemes should actually have begun to emerge in the twilight of Hitters empire is proof of the effectiveness of that collaboration. The HJ-SS symbiosis climaxed in blood and destruction during the chaotic death throes of the Third Reich and extended beyond total surrender to radical political activity in the postwar years.


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VOLKSSTURM

WAR MONTHLY ISSUE 41
Marshall Cavendish 1977


James Lucas and Matthew Cooper

The Volkssturm In The East

Konigsberg was surrounded by the Red Army in January 1945 and no fewer than 10,000 Volkssturm (eight organized battalions) fought alongside at least 25.000 regular troops in the 11 week defense during which one Sturmann won the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his work in close combat tank destruction. The fate of the Volkssturm when the city fell to the Red Army in April makes sad reading for all the officers and 3,000 of the survivors were shot by the Russians.

In Pomerania as well as East Prussia local Volkssturm units often fought tenaciously. During February - March 1945 almost 400 Russian tanks were destroyed there by use of the ubiquitous Panzerfaust often transported on motorcycles or bicycles. On one far from exceptional occasion, a bicycle AT company drove off 15 tanks in the morning and, in response to an afternoon telephone call from the local forestry station, pedaled after another marauding Soviet tank group and knocked out six of its number. At Kolborg (Kolobrzeg) on the Baltic coast a mainly Volkssturm garrison held out for three weeks to cover the evacuation of 80,000 refugees and
wounded.

Unquestionably the most impressive Volkssturm assisted defense was that of Breslau, a Silesian City which held out to the end of the war. The 15,000 home guard fought alongside 35,000 more regular troops, the equivalent of two improvised Army divisions, an SS regiment and one of Lutwaffe ground staff. Seven Soviet divisions ware tied down from 14 February until 6 May when the garrison surrendered on terms that were not kept.

The Berlin Volkssturm were not able to fought purely on home ground. As early as November 1944 four battalions were sent to clear fields of fire and lay mines along fall-back positions over the Oder about 100 miles east of the capital, 1st Belorussian Front smashed through these defenses before dawn on a day in 'Black January' 1945. Over 70 battalions were deployed between then and March along the Oder and Neisse to flesh out the skeleton armies for the last battle east of Berlin. In the capital Itself 30 battalions boasted 15 types of rifle end 10 of MG. Greek bullets were re-machined to fit Italian rifles, but on 16 April when the Russian steamroller began to heed for them each Sturmmann had on average five rounds for his rifle. Perhaps 80,000
Volkssturm bore the numerical brunt of the capital's defences but in the 10 days of fighting before final surrender they could hardly offer co-ordinated resistance when regular units were breaking up as well.

An example of the use of Volkssturm battalions outside their regional areas is that of an Austrian Battalion from Upper Austria called out in January 1945. The 560 men of this unit were given several days training In the open air, allotted to companies and en-trained for the front then along the Oder river. For days the Battalion not only held the Red Army tank assaults but went on to counter attack the face of massed artillery bombardments. Within five days half of the battalion was dead. There was no let-up the first change of clothes came only after six weeks in the line and with this the first letters from home. On 16 April Soviet infantry attacked in their final major offensive and under a fierce covering bombardment. They were flung back and attacked again, only to be driven back once more. Hour after hour the assaults came in and the Austrian Battalion held up the advance of 362nd Rifle Division, but by the 19th the enemy had broken through on another sector and with the danger of being outflanked, the Volkssturm battalion withdrew. But not in disorder, for during its withdrawal it destroyed 17 Soviet tanks in close quarter fighting. Then followed a march towards Berlin to relieve the capital city, but events overtook the battalion and with the end of hostility one half passed into Soviet prison camps while the other half managed to surrender to the Americans.
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

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Georg Tessin 'Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und der Waffen-SS im Zwelten Weltkrieg 1939 - 1945 Volume 17' as well as Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Vermisstenbildliste Page 226 to 268

The units listed here are from Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Vermisstenbildliste [DRK Missing persons list].

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Part 1 A - Z - Named Units

Volkssturm-Bataillon Aachen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Achthuben Krs Mohrungen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Adamsheide Krs Angerapp
Volkssturm-Bataillon Ahlgarten Krs Elchniederung
Volkssturm-Bataillon Aich Krs Karlsbad
Volkssturm-Bataillon Albertoske Krs Graetz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Albertsdorf Krs Graetz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Albrechtsdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Albrechtsort
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alexandrow Krs Ortelsburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alfeld
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alfodok Krs Neusatz Jugosl
Volkssturm-Bataillon Algersdorf Krs Strehlen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Allenberg Krs Wehlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Allenburg Krs Wehlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Allenstein
Volkssturm-Bataillon Allerheiligen Krs Oels
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alsdorf Krs Aachen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alsfeld
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altburgund
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altchristburg Krs Mohrungen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altdamm Krs Stettin
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Doeberitz Krs Regenwalde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Doebern Unter Volksst Doebern
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Dollstaedt Krs Pr Holland
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altdorf Krs Pless
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Drewitz Krs Koenigsberg Neumark
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altenberg Krs Koenigsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altenboegge Krs Unna
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altenfelde Krs Wehlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altenflies Krs Regenwalde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altengrund Krs Obornik
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altenhagen Krs Schlawe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altenhof
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altenkirch Krs Tilsit
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altentreptow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altfalkenberg Krs Pyritz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altfelde Krs Marienburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Fresenburg Krs Stormarn
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altfriedland Krs Oberbarnim
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Garschen Krs Heilsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Glienicke
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Habendorf Krs Reichenberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Althof Krs Bromberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Althofochen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Althuette
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Jablonke Polen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Karbe Krs Friedeberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altkirch Krs Heilsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altkirch Krs Schrimm
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altkirchen Krs Ortelsburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altkolziglow Krs Rummelsburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altkugelwitz Krs Schlawe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Landsberg Krs Niederbarnim
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Lebbene Krs Pyrjtz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altlinden Krs Gumbinnen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Lobitz Krs Deutsch Kröne
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Madlitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altmuehle Krs Elchniederung
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altmuenstberg Krs Braunsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Passarge Krs Heiligenbeil
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Reetz Krs Koenigsberg Neumark
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altsarnow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altstaett Krs Konin
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altthalau Krs Angerapp
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Valm Krs Neustettin
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Wansen Krs Ohlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altwarschow Krs Schlawe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altwartenburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altweide Krs Heydekrug
Volkssturm-Bataillon Altwieck Krs Schlawe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Alt Zbrachlin Krs Hermannsbad
Volkssturm-Bataillon Ambach Krs Gross Strehlitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Andrasfalva Krs Stefan Woda Jugoslavia
Volkssturm-Bataillon Andreashuette Krs Bunzlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Angerapp
Volkssturm-Bataillon Angerburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Angereck Krs Gumbinnen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Angerlinde Krs Insterburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Angermuehl E Krs Gumbinnen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Angermuende
Volkssturm-Bataillon Anhalt
Volkssturm-Bataillon Anklam
Volkssturm-Bataillon Annaberg Krs Gross Strehlitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Annenaue Krs Landsberg A Warthe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Ansbach
Volkssturm-Bataillon Ansorge Kks Elchniederung
Volkssturm-Bataillon Antonienhuette Krs Kattowitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Argenau Krs Hohensalza
Volkssturm-Bataillon Argenbrueck Krs Tilsit
Volkssturm-Bataillon Argenfelde Krs Tilsit
Volkssturm-Bataillon Argenfurt Krs Tilsit
Volkssturm-Bataillon Armadebrunn Krs Bunzlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Armenau Krs Welun
Volkssturm-Bataillon Arnau Krs Osterode
Volkssturm-Bataillon Arnimswalde Krs Naugard
Volkssturm-Bataillon Arnsberg Krs Pr Eylau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Arnsdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Arnsdorf Krs Heilsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Arnsdorf Krs Warthbruecken
Volkssturm-Bataillon Arnswald Krs Goldap
Volkssturm-Bataillon Arnswalde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Arys Krs Johannisburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Aschaffenburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Ascherbude
Volkssturm-Bataillon Aschersleben Krs Bernburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Aschitzau Krs Bunzlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Atomowitze Warthegau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Aue
Volkssturm-Bataillon Auental Krs Leipe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Auer Schoenwiese Krs Mohrungen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Auerbach Krs Chemnitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Auern Krs Warthsruecken
Volkssturm-Bataillon Auglitten Krs Lyck
Volkssturm-Bataillon Augsburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Augusten Krs Flatow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Augustin
Volkssturm-Bataillon Augustopol Krs Kutno
Volkssturm-Bataillon Aulenbach Krs Insterburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Auras Krs Wohlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Aüritten Krs Heydekrug
Volkssturm-Bataillon Auschwitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Auspitz Krs Nikolsburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Aussig
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

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Volkssturm-Bataillon Baarden Krs Pr Holland
Volkssturm-Bataillon Babelsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Babitz Krs Sternserg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Babken Krs Treuburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Baddasch
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Freienwalde Krs Oberbarnim
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Godeseberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Homburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Kissingen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Langenau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Mergentheim
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Neustadt Saale
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Polzin Krs Belgard
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Reinerz Krs Glatz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Saarow Krs Fuerstenwalde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Salzungen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Scho Enf Lj Ess Krs Koenigsberg Neumark
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bad Warmbrunn Krs Hirschberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Baern
Volkssturm-Bataillon Baerting Krs Mohrungen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Baerwalde Krs Neustettin
Volkssturm-Bataillon Baerzdorf Krs Brieg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bahn
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bakschischken Krs Wilkowischken Litauen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Baldenburg Krs Schlochau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Ballenstedt Krs Quedlinburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bamberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bandrow Polen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bardehenen Krs Tilsit
Volkssturm-Bataillon Barnewitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bartelstaedt Krs Warthbruecken
Volkssturm-Bataillon Barten Krs Mohrungen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bartenstein
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bartztal Krs Ebenrode
Volkssturm-Bataillon Baruth
Volkssturm-Bataillon Barzwitz Krs Schlawe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Battau Krs Samland
Volkssturm-Bataillon Battrow Krs Flatow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Baudendorf Krs Oppeln
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bauerwitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Baumgarten Krs Frankenstein
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bauschdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bautsch Krs Baern
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bautzen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bayreuth
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bebren Krs Leipe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Beckersdorf Krs Brzezany
Volkssturm-Bataillon Beerendorf Krs Labiau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Beeskow Krs Fuerstenwalde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Behle
Volkssturm-Bataillon Behlenhof Krs Pr Holland
Volkssturm-Bataillon Belgard Pom
Volkssturm-Bataillon Belgrad
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bellau Krs Heydekrug
Volkssturm-Bataillon Belzig
Volkssturm-Bataillon Benau Krs Sorau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bendsburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Benern Krs Heilsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Beneschau Krs Kaplitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Benkheim Krs Angerburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bensburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berent
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bergdorf Krs Schaumburg-Lippe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berge Krs Bautzen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bergen Krs Ruegen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bergfriede Krs Osterode
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bergheim
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bergstadt Krs Gröss Strealitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bergzabern
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berkenbrueck Krs Fuerstenwalde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Adlerhorst
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Adlershof
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Babelsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Baumschulenweg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Biesdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Blankenburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin Blankenfelde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Blankensee
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Borgsdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Borsigwalde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Britz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Buch
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Buch Holz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Buckow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Charlottenburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Dahlem
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Dreilinden
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Friedenau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin Friedrichsfelde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Friedrichshagen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Friedrichshain
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Frohnau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Gatow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Gesunobrunnen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Gruenau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Grunewald
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Halensee
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Haselhorst
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Heiligensee
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Heinersdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Hermsdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Johannistmal
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Jung Fernmeide
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Karlshorst
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Kaulsdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Kladow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Klein Machnow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Koepenik
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Kreuzberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Lankwitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Lichtenberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Lichtenrade
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Lichterfelde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Lietzensee
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Luebars
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Mahlsdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Malchow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Mariendorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Marienfelde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Mitte
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Moabit
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Neuk Oelln
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Niederschoenhausen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Nikolassee
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Pankow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Ploetzensee
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Reinickendorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Rudow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Rummelsburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Saatwinkel
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Schmargendorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Schoeneberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Schoeneiche
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Schoeneweide
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Spandau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Staaken
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Steglitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Tegel
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Tempelhof
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Tiergarten
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Treptow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Waidmannslust
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Wannsee
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Wedding
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Weissensee
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Wendenschloss
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Wilhelmshagen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Wilhelmsruh
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Wilhersoorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin-Wittenau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlin Zehlenoorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berlinchen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bernau Krs Niederbarnim
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berndorf Krs Liegnitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bernharoshof Krs Liepe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bernsee
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bernstadt Krs Oels
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bernstein
Volkssturm-Bataillon Berntal Krs Welun
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bersdorf Krs Jauer
Volkssturm-Bataillon Betsche Krs Meseritz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Betschkerek Jugosl
Volkssturm-Bataillon Beuthen-Oder Krs Glögäu
Volkssturm-Bataillon Beuthen O S
Volkssturm-Bataillon Beveringen Krs Saatzig
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bialystock
Volkssturm-Bataillon Biberbach Berlin
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bieberswalde Krs Osterode
Volkssturm-Bataillon Biehain Krs Niesky
Volkssturm-Bataillon Biekow Krs Landsberg Warthe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bielefeld
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bielitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Biesfeld Krs Koeln
Volkssturm-Bataillon Biesterwalde Krs Heiligenbeil
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bilin Krs Aussic
Volkssturm-Bataillon Billerbeck Krs Pyritz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bindow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Birkenhain Krs Tilsit
Volkssturm-Bataillon Birkenland Krs Schieratz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Birkenstedt Krs Rothenburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Birkenthal Krs Oppeln
Volkssturm-Bataillon Birkenwalde Krs Ly Ck
Volkssturm-Bataillon Birkenwerder Krs Niederbarnim
Volkssturm-Bataillon Birkholz Krs Teltow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Birkow Krs Stolp
Volkssturm-Bataillon Birnb Um
Volkssturm-Bataillon Birndorf Krs Leslau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bischdorf Krs Liegnitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bischhdfswalde Krs Schlochau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bischofsburg Krs Roessel
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bisohofstein Krs Roessel
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bischofsteinitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bischofswerder Krs Rosenberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bismarckfelde Krs Gnesen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bismarckhuette Krs Kattowitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bismark Ostpr Krs Heydekrug
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bistritz Krs Olsagebiet
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bitterhof Krs Leipe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bitton Polen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Blankenberg Krs Ruppin
Volkssturm-Bataillon Blankenburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Blankensee
Volkssturm-Bataillon Blankensee Krs Heilsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Blankensee Krs Pyritz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Blechhammer
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bluechersfelde Krs Dietfurt
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bluechertal Krs Trebnitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Blumberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Blumberg Krs Braunsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Blumenau Krs Jauer
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bobau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bobrek-Karf Krs Beuthen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bocholt
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bochum- Stiepel
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bockenau Krs Mayen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Boddasch Krs Senftenberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bodenfelde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bodenthal Krs Orornik
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bodzic Nieschowa Krs Posen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Boeblingen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bogenau Krs Obornik
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bogschuetz Krs Oels
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bogusohin Krs Jarotschin
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bohlschau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bohnsdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Boizenburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Boiehnen Krs Tilsit
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bolkenhain Krs Jauer
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bolleinen Krs Osterode
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bollwitz Krs Graetz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bomblin Krs Obornik
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bomst Krs Zuellichau-Schwiebus
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bonn
Volkssturm-Bataillon Borchersdorf Krs Samland
Volkssturm-Bataillon Borchertsdorf Krs Pr Holland
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bordehnen Krs Pr Holland
Volkssturm-Bataillon Borgsdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Borkenwalde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Borkenwalde Krs Angerburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bornitt Krs
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bornitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Braunsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Boroschewo Polen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Borschimmen Krs Lyck
Volkssturm-Bataillon Botenwald Krs Wagstadt
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bothenen Krs Labiau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bottrop
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brake Krs Hoexter
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brakupoenen Krs Gumbinnen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brandenburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brandis Krs Grimma
Volkssturm-Bataillon Branitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brasdorf Krs Koenigsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brauchitschdorf Krs Lueben
Volkssturm-Bataillon Braunau Westpr Krs Bromberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Braunsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Braunschweig
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bredow Krs Osthavelland
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bredtheim Krs Kolomea
Volkssturm-Bataillon Breitenstein Krs Tilsit
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bremen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Breslau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Breslau Rosenthal
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bresow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brest Krs Leslau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brieg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Briese
Volkssturm-Bataillon Briesen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Briesen Krs Brieg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Briesen Krs Scharnikau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Briesnitz Krs Schlochau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Broczkow Krs Gnesen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Broo Krs Budweis
Volkssturm-Bataillon Broesen Krs Danzig
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bromberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brozen Krs Rummelsburg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bruckau Krs Gostingen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brueckenfeld Krs Glogau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brueckstaedt Krs Turek
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brueggeberg Krs Ohlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bruehl
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bruenn
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bruennekshof Krs Pr Holland
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bruex
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brunnstadt Krs Litzmannstadt
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brusendorf Krs Teltow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bublitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buchenhain Krs Obornik
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buchholz Kr S Fuerstenwalde
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buchholz Krs Schlochau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buc Hh Olz Kr S Sorau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buchwald Krs Oels
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buckow Krs Schlawe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buckow Krs Seelow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Budweis
Volkssturm-Bataillon Budzyn Krs Kolmar
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buelow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buelowsthal Krs Osdrnik
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buergerdorf Krs Roessel
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buergersdorf Krs Wehlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buetow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bugaj Krs Posen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bukau Krs Stolp
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bukowitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bunzlau
Volkssturm-Bataillon Burgen Krs Warthbruecken
Volkssturm-Bataillon Burgstadt Krs Schrimm
Volkssturm-Bataillon Burgstaedt Krs Rochlitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Burgwitz Krs Trebnitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Burscheid
Volkssturm-Bataillon Burschen Krs Oststernberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buschdorf Krs Graetz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buschdorf Krs Jarotschin
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buschdorf Krs Posen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Buschkau Krs Altburgund
Volkssturm-Bataillon Busko Sdroy Krs Kielce
Volkssturm-Bataillon Bussen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Butschin Krs Hohenmauth

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