SS-Kavallerie-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Abteilung

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Post by jarek_g » 09 Mar 2006 00:15

my sorces was roll: 640 to 645 and 654 to 795, of course T-354.

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Post by Mikedc » 09 Mar 2006 20:24

Hello Peter,

Thanks for the given information about this unit, I now do understand it a little bit better.

And you're most welcome regarding the extra info about Becher.
This forum is also still about sharing info when possible.

And hopefully you can do something with the info Jarek just gave you.
Maybe it solves some more mysteries.


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Post by Mikedc » 28 Sep 2007 23:56

I hope I can clear something up regarding Hans-Viktor von Zastrow.

Apparently he was CO from SS-Kavallerie-Ersatz-Abteilung 'Warschau' between 22-3-41 and 21-8-42.
But in February/March 1942 he also should have been CO from 3. Kompanie with I. Bataillon from SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 2 and he got wounded at the Eastern front around that time. Is this correct????

And was he CO from SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 1 in 1941???
I know he was CO from SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 3 from 21-8-42 till 10-12-42.
And he received the DKiG on 7-2-1943, so posthumously???

I hope somebody can help me clear this all up, it's a bit confusing sometimes....

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Post by Peter J. Hertel » 10 Apr 2008 17:18

Hi Jarek,

My apologies, for not replying sooner to your post. It got over looked.

So thank you so much for quoting your microfilm sources as I had requested.

Best regards,

Peter :oops:

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Re: SS-Kavallerie-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Abteilung

Post by DLD13 » 12 Apr 2012 15:04


Here is a soldbuch of a rider of the 16th regiment of cavalry, apparently one of 170 survivors in front of Russians in Hongrie. i would like to have your opinion and additional information if you can

Has who belongs the signature on the page 2 and who meets on the other pages





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Re: SS-Kavallerie-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Abteilung

Post by Mark C. Yerger » 15 Apr 2012 21:39

Some of what is in volume 4 of "German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police"

For Becher: Berittene Abteilung September 15-22, 1939, initial formation

4. Schwadron established in Berlin-Deutschlandhalle and later went to Lucmierz, Poland.
Schwadron Chef- SS-Hauptsturmführer Rolf Becher
Zugführer- SS-Obersturmführer Walter Dunsch
Zugführer- SS-Untersturmführer Hermann Lindemann
Zugführer- SS-Untersturmführer Rolf Bierter

His replacement unit command was partial:
9. (Ersatz) Schwadron (Warsaw, partial unit)- SS-Hauptsturmführer Rolf Becher
Ausbilder- SS-Untersturmführer Alfons Krafft
1. Zugführer SS-Untersturmführer Rolf Metz
2. Zugführer- SS-Untersturmführer Rolf Bieter

The 9. (Ersatz) Schwadron later lost its numerical designation and was thereafter designated simply Ersatz Schwadron. The unit expanded on February 26, 1941, to become the SS-Kavallerie-Ersatz-Abteilung. It then consisted of two Schwadronen in Poland. The Stab and 2.( Ersatz)Schwadron initially in Tarnow, the 1. (Ersatz)Schwadron with a machine gun platoon at first in Kielce, and a 3. (Ersatz)Schwadron in Munich at the SS-Hauptreitschule in Munich. Hauptsturmführer Hans-Viktor von Zastrow (German Cross in Gold ) was initially appointed Abteilungskommandeur. Günther Temme (best SS equestrian) moved in mid-March 1941 to Munich as Schwadron Chef of the 3./SS-Kavallerie-Ersatz-Abteilung and was then commander of the Abteilung, succeeding Josef Fritz. Temme went to the front to lead the reconnaissance element that was then decimated under his command in early 1942. Obersturmführer Franz Friedrich was Fegelein’s initial adjutant with the Totenkopfreiterstandarte and later commanded the SS-Kavallerie-Ersatz-Abteilung in Warsaw as a Sturmbannführer. The unit later became the SS-Kavallerie-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Abteilung still based in Warsaw

The SS-Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 8 was a field unit and formed in Debica consisting of four Kompanien.
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