Osttruppen in Western front 1945

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Osttruppen in Western front 1945

Post by Sturmschwein » 13 Sep 2022 22:54

Hello,

Were there any Osttruppen units still active on western front in 1945?

Information about Osttruppen individuals being attached to German units in western front would be also interesting. A lot of Osttruppen were attached to regular Infantry-Regiments in 1944.

To my knowledge these following units were still active on Western front in 1945.

Freiwilligen-Stamm-Regiment 3 (Ukrainians)
Freiwilligen-Stamm-Regiment 4 (Russians)
Ost-Bataillon 669 (Russians)
Wolga-Tataren-bataillon 627
Wolga-Tataren-Bataillon 827
Turk. Bataillon 782
One georgian company from Nachschub-Bataillon 612

I found most Information about Units from "Lexikon der Wehrmacht"

It would be very interesting to find anything more about this topic

Thanks!

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Re: Osttruppen in Western front 1945

Post by Art » 14 Sep 2022 18:58

See the known case of the Texel mutiny:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_ ... g_on_Texel

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Re: Osttruppen in Western front 1945

Post by Sturmschwein » 15 Sep 2022 15:06

Thank you for your answer. Very interesting case and example of a Unit in western front in 1945.

I am more interested in Osttruppen units or Individuals that were fighting on Western front in germany 1945 against allied troops. For example in Hürtgen, Ruhrkessel, at Rhein etc.

Freiwilligen-Stamm-Regiment 4 for example was in Eifel to my Knowledge

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Re: Osttruppen in Western front 1945

Post by Larry D. » 16 Sep 2022 14:10

Here is an excellent, well-researched work on the subject. The author provides a brief history of each unit:

Muñoz, Antonio J. Hitler’s Eastern Legions: Volume II, The Osttruppen, 1941-1945. Bayside (NY): Europa Books, 2003. Pb. 96p. Illus. Maps. Dwgs. Tables. Glossary.

L. deZ.

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Re: Osttruppen in Western front 1945

Post by Art » 21 Sep 2022 20:17

Here is an order of battle of osttruppen as of 8 January 1945:
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There were 7 combat battalions blocked on the Atlantic coast.
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Re: Osttruppen in Western front 1945

Post by Sturmschwein » 22 Sep 2022 20:50

Thank you very much! Very helpful document

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Re: Osttruppen in Western front 1945

Post by CF Geust » 27 Sep 2022 13:48

Hello Art,
what is the source for the Osttruppen 8.1.1945 scheme?

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Re: Osttruppen in Western front 1945

Post by Art » 27 Sep 2022 14:43

NARA T78 R413 frames 6381258-6381259
These frames belongs to the folder with schematic OOB of foreign troops for the period September 1943 - April 1945

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Re: Osttruppen in Western front 1945

Post by CF Geust » 27 Sep 2022 15:23

Thank you!

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