Let's Build the Latvian Legion

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby Mikedc » 05 Feb 2014 19:46

Phil Don wrote:
IVb : SS Sturmbannführer Dr. Kurt TIEDJEN
SS Sturmbannführer Dr. Harry BEHRNDT



Then I asked if he was sure but never got an answer to that question.
Now I did find that answer myself.
Harry Behrndt(most likely no Dr. before his name)was Apotheker within SS-Sanitäts-Abteilung 15 ánd Apotheker from the Abteilung IVb within the Staff from the 15. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS.

Correct me if I'm wrong please.
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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby LAMERS85 » 30 Nov 2014 05:11

I was wondering if someone here could help me in the right direction?
I am researching my grandfather's time in Schutzmannschaft battalion

Eduards Voldemars Bērziņs joined the Schutzmannschaft battalion (Unsure which one) on 5 August 1941 and was enlisted in the Legion on 26 October 1944 also indicates the field post No - Fp. 37663-I, which belonging to the Latvian Police regiment "Riga"
I had also found a salary calculation card of legionnaire Eduards Bērziņš of 28 February 1945 (prepared in Prague) was also found. on 28 February 1945 last news received from him was in January 1945 as a lieutenant with the German Armed Forces in Stettin.

Any help would be appreciated
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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby Marcus Wendel » 30 Nov 2014 14:33

A post dealing with the Holocaust in Latvia was split off into new thread at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=211652, all discussions on the war crimes aspect belong in that section, not this one.

/Marcus

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby andrewbrancis » 07 Apr 2015 05:16

Hi all ,
I have limited info on my grandfather but have been through every page of this legion sub forum and checked prior to asking hoping someone can help


I am after what division of the Latvian Legion my grandfather mightve been in also what rank and any decorations earnt (if any), Augusts Jozovskis , bn 30/5/1919 , conscripted sometime between March - august 1944 Tukums - KIA noticed recd Dec 24th 1944

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby PK » 20 Apr 2015 20:45

Hi!

Your grandfather most probably served in the 19. Division in the "Kurzemes cietoksnis" and took part in the heavy christmas battles. (23-31/12 1944).

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby Georg_S » 21 Apr 2017 16:35

Mikedc wrote:Phil Don wrote the following:
SS Sturmbannführer Dr. Harry BEHRNDT Are you sure???
[/b]


Harry Behrndt served before joining the 15.Waffen-Gr.Div. in some KZ´s he was Lagerapotheker (pharmacist) in Dachau and then in Sachsenhausen.
He joined the SS in 1933 (174497) and NSDAP (unknown nr) in 37 He started his service in Buchenwald in 1938.

DoB 12.2.1909 Rummelsberg (Pommern)
DoD 11.8.1992 Bodenfelde

If anyone has his promotiondate I would be much grateful. I known that he got his promotion to SS-Stubaf in 9.11.44

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby smetanin albert » 13 Nov 2017 11:21

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby VascoTrain » 29 Nov 2017 06:43

I want to find out more about my great grandpa his name is Osvald Moks. his was renamed after his father with the same name his father. so he was a Jr was a estonian singer but my great grandpa was born in Latvia around 1926. and he joined the 19th police battlion and fought on the eastern front. which his battlion was apart of the 2nd ss infantry brigade. and then when it was changed to the 19th waffen SS division. then since he was able to go to the wastern allies and was in germany he most likely the IV artillery regiment. so i ask is there any information about him, just to be clear his name is Osvald Moks Jr.or atleasts lead me to a place i can find more about him.
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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby Hartmanj » 18 Jan 2018 23:46

Hello,
I am new to this forum, and would like to ask a question about a specific person who served in the Latvian legion. I own a pistol that belonged to a "Lt. Konstantins Mucenieks, who at the time of this pistol being presented to him, 12/16/1939, was serving in the Latvian Army. From what I have learned doing Google searches, he later served in the Latvian Legion.

Does anybody have any additional information on him, where he served, family, etc.?

I am including a picture of the inscription on this mint 1934 Mauser.

Thank you in advance for any information.
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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby VJK » 20 Jan 2018 00:38

Hi, :welcome:

What evidence do you have that that the pistol belongs to Konstantins Mucenieks? The inscription just reads that it was presented to 1st Lieutenant (vltn. = virsleitnants) Mucenieks by the officers of the 5th Cesis Infantry Regiment. Unfortunately I have been unable to find any officer named Mucenieks serving in that Regiment, but the only Konstantins Mucenieks I have been able to find, who later served in the Latvian Legion, never served in the 5th IR, at the time of the presentation shown on the pistol he was serving as the Deputy Chief of the III Division of the Training Department of the Army General Staff, having previously served in the 6th Riga Infantry Regiment.
Sorry that I don't have more positive information.

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VJK

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby Hartmanj » 23 Jan 2018 23:39

Hi VJK,
Thank you for your response. Last year, I sent this picture to the Latvian museum, and received a reply from one of the researchers that this pistol belonged to Konstantins Mucenieks. He may have been mistaken, but I am still on a quest to find information on the owner of this pistol. More to satisfy my curiosity and of course my love of history. Again, I appreciate your help. Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you

Hartmanj

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby VascoTrain » 27 Feb 2018 03:46

also i have picture of great grandpa.
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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby VJK » 27 Feb 2018 10:34

Hi,

Regarding the document posted referring to SSO Oetting, I find it very odd that the document cites the 15. Waffen-SS Pz. Gren. Division. Unless I've let something slip seriously by all these years, then the 15. Div. was a Grenadier Division not a Panzer Grenadier Division. Your thoughts please Forum members.

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