An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 28 Aug 2019 10:16

SI AS 1690 Armed Divisions of the Styrian Homeland Union, 1941-1945 (Fund / Collection)

SI AS 1690 Streitkräfte der Steirischen Heimatunion, 1941-1945 (Fonds / Sammlung)

In the fall of 1944, the German Vollkssturm was founded in Lower Styria and recruited all men of the age of 16 to 60 who were capable of arms. Its formation and management in the provinces were the responsibility of the provincial leaders (Gauleiters). The head of the German Volkssturm in Styria was a Gauleiter, who had military-organizational affairs with him as his provincial head of staff and a special head of staff for Lower Styria. In the districts, Volkssturm became the NSDAP district leaders, and in Lower Styria, where there was no NSDAP organization, the district leaders of the Styrian Homeland Federation, who also had district headquarters staff. The German Volkssturm in Lower Styria included the Wehrmannschaft Battalion of Lower Styria, the City and Regional Guard and the Selbstschutz of Maribor.

German Volkssturm, District of Celje (1944-1945) / Deutscher Volkssturm, Kreis Cilli (1944-1945)

Deutscher Volkssturm, Bezirk Celje (1944-1945) ([ARS] Rechtsträger / Körperschaft \)

http://arsq.gov.si/query/detail.aspx?ID=26892

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 28 Aug 2019 15:35

Standschützen-Bataillon

The order to raise the Standschützen-Bataillone came from OKW on August 23, 1944 and was directed to the Oberste Kommissar der Operationszone "Alpenvorland" und Gauleiter von Tirol-Vorarlberg, Franz Hofer. It was basically an order to raise local Volkssturm units in the area and OKW was to be responsible for the weaponry, equipment and training of these units, training led by experienced officers like Major Karl-Walter Lapp, a veteran Gebirgsjäger/Skijäger officer decorated with the Knight's Cross.

Nordtirol

Standschützen-Bataillon Innsbruck
Standschützen-Bataillon Imst
Standschützen-Bataillon Landeck
Standschützen-Bataillon Kitzbühel
Standschützen-Bataillon Kufstein
Standschützen-Bataillon Reutte
Standschützen-Bataillon Schwaz

Südtirol

Standschützen-Bataillon Bozen
Standschützen-Bataillon Brixen
Standschützen-Bataillon Bruneck
Standschützen-Bataillon Innichen
Standschützen-Bataillon Meran
Standschützen-Bataillon Schlanders

Vorarlberg

Standschützen-Bataillon Bregenz
Standschützen-Bataillon Dornbirn

Osttirol

Standschützen-Bataillon Lienz

Source: Roland Kaltenegger "Spezialverbände der Gebirgstruppe 1939-1945" (2004).

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