An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 29 Mar 2014 10:20

Further more i found this in relation to Gau Pommern....
[Durch die Organisation des Volkssturmes meldete Schwede-Coburg an Kienitz im November 1944, es stünden 90 Volkssturm-Bataillone zur Verteidigung Pommerns bereit. In Wirklichkeit jedoch kein einziges]
... loosely translated it states...

[Through the organization of the Volkssturm reported Swede-Coburg Kienitz in November 1944, it stood 90 Volkssturm battalions for the defense of Pomerania ready. In reality, however, not a single....]

http://www.ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.d ... Werner.htm

Would any one have any information in relation to the 90 Volkssturm-Bataillones that is indicated or designated...??
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 29 Mar 2014 10:29

More information relates to Hannover... the following is stated....
[Ende März 1945 überschritten britische und amerikanische Truppen in breiter Front den Rhein. Nach Einkesselung der 300.000 Mann starken Heeresgruppe B im Ruhrgebiet stießen die Alliierten weiter nach Osten vor. Zur Verteidigung der Stadt Hannover standen ein Genesenen-Bataillon, ca. 700 Mann, 400 schlecht ausgerüstete Feuerwehrleute, 25 Volkssturm-Bataillone, die nicht eingesetzt wurden und das Flak-Regiment 25 mit ca. 258 Rohren bereit.]
loosely translted

[End of March 1945 exceeded British and American troops in a broad front of the Rhine. Following the encirclement of the 300,000-strong Army Group B in the Ruhr, the Allies pushed further eastward. In defense of the city of Hanover were a convalescent battalion, about 700 men, 400 ill-equipped firefighters, 25 Volkssturm battalions that were not used and the Flak-Regiment 25 with about 258 pipes ready].

http://www.postkarten-archiv.de/der-ein ... -1945.html

http://www.tenhumbergreinhard.de/taeter ... nover.html

http://www.schatzsucher.de/Foren/archiv ... 13022.html

What was the numbering of the 25 Volkssturm-Bataillones alocated for the defence of Hannover??

Any assistance in relation to the above the above 3 listings by myself would be appreciated.

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Mark

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 30 Mar 2014 09:51

Additional Volkssturm units:

Volkssturm-Bataillon 23/301
Volkssturm-Bataillon 26/1
Volkssturm-Bataillon 41/178

Volkssturm-Bataillon Fritz Sachse
Volkssturm-Bataillon Gardelegen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Gumbinnen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Sachs
Volkssturm-Bataillon Schwalbenberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Warthe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Witzenhausen Möller
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 31 Mar 2014 06:43

Additional Volkssturm units:

Volkssturm-Bataillon 12/4
Volkssturm-Bataillon 17/58
Volkssturm-Bataillon 24/26
Volkssturm-Bataillon 27/258
Volkssturm-Bataillon 29/413
Volkssturm-Bataillon 39/20
Volkssturm-Bataillon 41/2

Volkssturm-Bataillon Bruckberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Main/Franken
Volkssturm-Bataillon Wurzen

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 31 Mar 2014 07:50

Additional Volkssturm units:

Volkssturm-Bataillon 4/15
Volkssturm-Bataillon 32/172
Volkssturm-Bataillon 39/15

Volkssturm-Bataillon Altenmarkt
Volkssturm-Bataillon Elbe
Volkssturm-Bataillon Plauen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Scholz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Traunsteiner
Volkssturm-Bataillon Trostberger
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 31 Mar 2014 09:54

Tiroler Volkssturm
The Tiroler Standschutzen were raised on August 23, 1944 and 16 (some claim 17) independent battalions were situated in garrison towns in the Tyrolian Alps on both sides of the border, so including Italian areas of Sud Tirol.


http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... ndschutzen

Does any one have the complete listing for the Tiroler Standschutzen?
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 31 Mar 2014 10:59

Im Westen waren Volkssturm-Einheiten in größerer Anzahl vor allem bei der 19. Armee am Oberrhein eingesetzt, die im Landserjargon bald die „19. Volkssturmarmee“ hieß. Neben Grenzschutz- und Polizeiabteilungen waren am Westrand des Schwarzwalds auch 20 Volkssturm-Bataillone aus Baden und sechs aus Württemberg-Hohenzollern vorhanden.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Sol ... turm-R.htm

Loosly translated..

Volkssturm units in greater numbers, especially in the 19th army of the upper Rhine were used in the West, soon called the "19 people storm army" in the jargon of the Doughboys. In addition to border guards and police departments also 20 people storm battalions from Baden and six from Württemberg-Hohenzollern existed on the western edge of the Black Forest.

Does anyone know the numbering of the units described above?

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 01 Apr 2014 08:22

Some more additional units:

Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/115
Volkssturm-Bataillon 22/25
Volkssturm-Bataillon 23/482

Volkssturm-Bataillon Bayreuth
Volkssturm-Bataillon Neumark

Hitlerjugend-Bataillon Murswiek

Volkssturmkompanie Birkholz
Volkssturmkompanie Friedeberg
Volkssturmkompanie Briedeler
Volkssturmkompanie das Leben
Volkssturmkompanie der Klein-Machnow
Volkssturmkompanie der Ortsgruppe Möhringen-Ost
Volkssturmkompanie Ebhausen
Volkssturmkompanie Fichtenberg
Volkssturmkompanie Friedrichstädter
Volkssturmkompanie Frohnleiten
Volkssturmkompanie Kollerschlag
Volkssturmkompanie Meine
Volkssturmkompanie Politt
Volkssturmkompanie Richard Coppenrath
Volkssturmkompanie Schrobenhausen
Volkssturmkompanie Schulze
Volkssturmkompanie Sternberg
Volkssturmkompanie von Reichraming
Volkssturmkompanie Waldmünchen

Volkssturm-Pi.Sprengkompanie der Brigade Baur
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 01 Apr 2014 10:13

Additional Information in relation to The Battle of Berlin
2. The Volkssturm. Numerically, the Volkssturm was by far the strongest component of the defense forces. Generalleutnant Reymann listed its strength at 92 battalions (60,000 men), of which about 30 battalions, according to his report, were moved into the forward defense position. Remnants of these forces may have been swept back into Berlin.

The Hitler Youth. Besides participating in the fighting as flak auxiliaries and in small groups attached to the regular troops and the Volkssturm, the Hitler Youth were organized into their own battalions. Some battalions were combined to form the Axmann Brigade and were engaged in antitank operations east of the forward defense position. They were armed with rifles and Panzerfaeuste.

The total strength of the Hitler Youth in Berlin is not known. In the western part of the city some battalions were fighting under the Reich Youth Leader in the radio tower sector and near Pichelsdorf, where they held a bridgehead. Enthusiastic fighting spirit only partly made up for lack of weapons and training.
http://www.history.navy.mil/library/onl ... efberl.htm

92 Volksturm-bataillones are noted for the defense of the city. Does anyone have a more substantive list of the Volkssturm than I have listed so far?

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 06 Apr 2014 23:06

Dear Reader

Today I will add a substantial listing of Volkssturm to my list. For some reason I left out a complete book from the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Vermisstenbildliste. Book VA. I apologise for this oversight. There are nearly 150 Volkssturm-Bataillones to be added. I am at a loss how I overlooked this. Most respectfully Mark

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 07 Apr 2014 01:46

From Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Vermisstenbildliste. Book VA

Volkssturm-Bataillon 1/3
Volkssturm-Bataillon 1/13
Volkssturm-Bataillon 1/15
Volkssturm-Bataillon 1/16
Volkssturm-Bataillon 1/181
Volkssturm-Bataillon 1/232
Volkssturm-Bataillon 1/405
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/43
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/47
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/51
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/69
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/91
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/101
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/105
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/110
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/113
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/119
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/155
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/162
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/164
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/191
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/201
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/203
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/209
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/229
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/301
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/303
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/305
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/306
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/309
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/311
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/315
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/316
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/321
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/323
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/331
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/355
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/376
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/391
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/403
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/407
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/410
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/413
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/425
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/427
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/469
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/501
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/503
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/505
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/507
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/508
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/511
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/512
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/513
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/515
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/517
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/521
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/555
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/556
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/569
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/591
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/603
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/605
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/607
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/609
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/611
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/613
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/615
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/619
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/628
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/669
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/691
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/699
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/705
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/707
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/709
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/715
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/801
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/807
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/809
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/869
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/962
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/990
Volkssturm-Bataillon 6/12
Volkssturm-Bataillon 10/2
Volkssturm-Bataillon 10/3
Volkssturm-Bataillon 13/55
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/10
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/11
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/34
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/36
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/39
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/53
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/62
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/89
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/96
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/98
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/99
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/100
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/117
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/141
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/142
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/144
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/150
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/160
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/171
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/173
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/201
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/263
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/279
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/285
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/287
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/346
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/358
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/359
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/490
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/512
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/537
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/545
Volkssturm-Bataillon 16/558
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/7
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/29
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/53
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/79
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/91
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/99
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/101
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/170
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/199
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/201
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/228
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/633
Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/651
Volkssturm-Bataillon 24/1
Volkssturm-Bataillon 29/84
Volkssturm-Bataillon 33/380
Volkssturm-Bataillon 38/100
Volkssturm-Bataillon 38/101
Volkssturm-Bataillon 38/454
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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 07 Apr 2014 01:59

From Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Vermisstenbildliste. Book VA

Volkssturm-Bataillon Adler
Volkssturm-Bataillon Babelsberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Biberbach
Volkssturm-Bataillon Borgsdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Brigen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Dräger
Volkssturm-Bataillon Drake
Volkssturm-Bataillon Dreher
Volkssturm-Bataillon Düwall
Volkssturm-Bataillon Gerich
Volkssturm-Bataillon Groß Wartenberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Grünberg
Volkssturm-Bataillon Heinersdorf
Volkssturm-Bataillon Hradetzki
Volkssturm-Bataillon Klein Machnow
Volkssturm-Bataillon Koll
Volkssturm-Bataillon Mahr
Volkssturm-Bataillon Pagelsen
Volkssturm-Bataillon Pintsch
Volkssturm-Bataillon Radeland
Volkssturm-Bataillon Ritter Von Halt
Volkssturm-Bataillon Tinzmann
Volkssturm-Bataillon Tyrann
Volkssturm-Bataillon Von Lüttwitz
Volkssturm-Bataillon Wittekind
Volkssturm-Bataillon Wositzka
Volkssturm-Bataillon Ziesche

Volkssturmkompanie Grube Erika
Volkssturmkompanie Preuß
Volkssturmkompanie Reichelt
Volkssturmkompanie Sitt

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 07 Apr 2014 02:03

I received a copy of 'Organisationsgeschichte der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945' from a kind reader. I have found a number of additional Volkssturm-Bataillones in this invaluable piece of work. I will add these units tomorrow.

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 07 Apr 2014 06:59

These units are From Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Vermisstenbildliste. Book VA. I have added them seperately as the Bataillon numbers are unusual. If any one can shead any light on these units I would appreciate the help.

Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/1525
Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/2265

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Germanicus » 07 Apr 2014 09:03

From Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Vermisstenbildliste. Book VB. Units I overlooked in my original listing.

Volkssturm-Bataillon 23/163
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/92
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/134
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/187
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/253
Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/323
Volkssturm-Bataillon 26/46
Volkssturm-Bataillon 26/49
Volkssturm-Bataillon 26/50
Volkssturm-Bataillon 26/82
Volkssturm-Bataillon 26/262

Volkssturm-Bataillon Marold
Volkssturm-Bataillon Stark
Volkssturm-Bataillon Wurach

Volkssturmkompanie Emil Marschall
Volkssturmkompanie Redlitz

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