Let's Build the Latvian Legion

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by VJK » 23 Mar 2010 18:51

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the link - unfortunately it doesn't shed any further light on Stubaf. Kaaserer's role in the Legion (if any - he was attached to HSSPF Nord). Staf. Heino Hierthes is referred to as Head of the Legion Recruitment Office, but I'm none the wiser as to what exactly this office was and to whom it was subordinated.

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VJK

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by exers » 29 Apr 2010 11:28

I need help!!!! do somebody have any information about Latvian legionier Atis Snebergs. His father Karlis Snebergs was batalion commander in 19 waffen SS division, wounded and dead in Volchou. Atis Snebergs was sent to Germany to completed oficiers courses,then returned in Kurland to join in 19 division and fight. The last information, that he was hard wounded in head... we had information he was in hospital somewhere in Kurland. Please write if somebody have any information.

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by exers » 06 May 2010 08:17

I need help!!!! do somebody have any information about Latvian legionier Atis Snebergs. His father Karlis Snebergs was batalion commander in 19 waffen SS division, wounded and dead in Volchou. Atis Snebergs was sent to Germany to completed oficiers courses,then returned in Kurland to join in 19 division and fight. The last information, that he was hard wounded in head... we had information he was in hospital somewhere in Kurland. Please write if somebody have any information.
Atis Snebergs was borned at 1922. ILUKSTE reg. willage KURCUMI. !1942 . or 1943. graduated RIGA Technical college. 1943. joined in Latvian legion 19. waffen SS division 1. battalion, his father capt. Karlis Snebergs was commander of this battalion. In July 27, 1943 Atis was sent to ARGUS to join in instructors course. During this course he met Harijs Kodols, they become friends. At the end of September of 1943 Atis graduated instructor course and returned to KRECNO VOLCHOU front. Then Atis was included in schedule of candidates who are going to send to military school to learn and to get officers rank. At the end of 1943. Atis Snebergs was sent to Germany or AUSTRIA to ( place name HERZ or GREZ) to start officers course. He did not completed this course, so he together with two cadets asked for furlough for some days to go to Latvia (to say good bay his girl and family) and Atis decided to stay in Latvia and fight against enemy. On November 16, 1944 Harijs Kodols was in hospital in Irlava ( Tukuma reg.) and Harijs met hospital attendant Lazdins, who told to Harijs that his friend Atis Snebergs is hard wounded in head. That is all of information I have.
Information about hospital I got from capt. Karlis Sneberg's daughter who is one of the sister of Atis Snebergs so and Her daughter ( capt. Karlis Sneberg's granddaughter) is may wife! Atis Sneberg's sister got this information about hospital from Harijs Kodol's diary. Harijs Kodols is legioneer from Jurmala, His diary was published in Latvia after renewal of independence

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by PK » 11 May 2010 09:20

Hi!

Im looking for a wartime bio of Ustuf. A. Homka. The only info I have is that he served as Kp.Fhr in W.-Gren.Rgt.d.SS.44.

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Semenov » 30 May 2010 09:29

Hi,
do you heard about Russian Preobragensky Btl. (was formed in Riga) i Latvian Legion?

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Phil Nix » 30 May 2010 11:36

Phil Don wrote:Hi Valdis

I have some questions:
Did the latvian legion's hospital the same as SS Lazarett Riga ?
And do you have something about the structure and directors of this (or these)?

Do you know if german Stubaf Richard KAASERER serve for a brief period in Latvia at the beginning of the Latvian Legion (I've found the pic of a Stubaf "KASERERS" in Tevija) ?

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Phil D.
Kaaserer served as Instruktions-Offizier für Infanterie unf Pionierausbilding der Lettische SS Freiwilligendivision in Riga 4.3.43 - 10.5.43 he then was posted to the 10 SS Division
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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Phil Don » 30 May 2010 14:18

Many thanks Phil.

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by PK » 30 May 2010 15:56

Hi folks!

Another Question: why was Standaf. Plensners relieved as Rgt.Kdr.WGR 44 in august 1944?

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PK

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Mikedc » 20 Jun 2010 16:40

Hello PK,
Atis Antons Homka
Born on 2-2-1917
CO 4. Kp./I. Btl./Waffen-Gren.-Rgt. 44 from ??-8-44 till 15-9-44 and from ??-44 till 5-45. Info found in this same thread.
When you type Atis Antons Homka through Google you'll find some more info as well, although most of it is in Latvian language......

Regarding Plensners, according to this thread he wasn't CO from Waffen-Gren.-Rgt. 44. The only two commanders mentioned here in this thread(let's build the latvian legion)are R. Kocins between 28-1-44/24-1-45 and G. Praudins between 24-1-45/8-5-45.
I've Plensners as CO from Waffen-Gren.-Rgt. 43 in 6-44

Greetings, Mike

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by lostlatvian » 14 Jul 2010 02:49

Can anyone tell me if Augusts Jozovskis (or similar ) joined the latvian legion, I cannot find his name anywhere on anything, my father (relying on his mothers memory) thinks he was conscripted , but cant find anything anywhere , apparently was conscripted to the army , but not sure if this was the latvian army or the legion. Anyway news of his death was received Xmas eve 1944 , hoping to be able to confirm which battle/regiment etc.

Apologies if this is the wrong forum to post this question.

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by lostlatvian » 17 Jul 2010 09:53

further information..

August Jozovskis bn 30may 1919 Latvia , not sure this helps anyone with any lookups , but its all i have

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Helfer » 23 Jul 2010 23:23

Hallo,

ich bin neu in diesem Forum.
Ich suche Daten oder Angaben zu folgender Peron:

Rasnacs Bronislavs
geb. 1913 in Daugavpils

Lettische Legion, 19. Division

bin für alles Dankbar, Dienstgrade, Stationierungen, Auszeichnungen, Todesort.........
Danke in Vorraus.

Meik

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Phil Don » 26 Aug 2010 21:46

Hi

News given by VJK in this last post
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 7&start=15

I suppose the 2 Bau Regiment become the Waffen SS Grenadier Regiment 2 into the Waffen SS Lettisches Feldersatz Depot.
Here what I have about this unit.

Commander:
Waf Staf der SS Nikolajs RUSMANIS
Waf Staf der SS Alberts Fricis LIEPIŅŠ
SS Staf Franz MATHEIS

Stabs Kompanie
I Bataillon :
II Bataillon :
III Bataillon :
IV Bataillon: Waf Ostubaf der SS Rūdolfs OPMANIS
V Bataillon :

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by radevich » 27 Aug 2010 09:46

SS Staf Franz Von MATHEIS (MATHEIS, Franje) 17/01/1889, Mitrovica - executed 17/09/1947, Sarajevo
Kdr. Rgt. 28/13th SS Handschar Division: 08.05.1943 - 01.12.1943.
Führer b.IX.Waffen-Gebirgs-Korps der SS: 01.12.1943 – 27.11.1944.
Führer b.SS-Personalhauptamt: 27.11.1944 – 15.01.1945.
Führer b. Beauftragter des RF-SS in Kroatien: 27.11.1944 – 15.01.1945.
Kommandiert zum SS-FHA: 15.01.1945 – 08.05.1945.
Fhr.Ers.Depot Kroatien in 1.45
Führer b. SS-Waffen-Fusilier-Btl.15: 05.1945
Sentended to death 9.11.1946

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Endzeit Jan » 31 Oct 2010 10:43

Hi
Info for 1.Bau-Regiment:
III. Btl. (11.- 15. Kp.) - Waffen-Ostubaf. d. SS Emïls Grapmanis
IV. Btl. (16.- 20. Kp.) - Waffen-Ostubaf. d. SS Janis Birzulis
V. Btl. (21.- 25. Kp.) - Waffen-Ostubaf. d. SS Reinholds Veckalniņš

Jan

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