Let's Build the Latvian Legion

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by exers » 13 Dec 2010 14:31

Hi! Does Anybody know this soldier? Please let me to know anything about him! Thanks

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by exers » 04 Jan 2011 11:16

Who can help to get some information??????
Some information about Atis Snebergs.
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 ARYS 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. in the may 1944. Atis Snebergs was sent to BAD TOLZ to start officers course 14. kriegs junker lehrgang course completed at 30.09.1944. On November 16, 1944 legioner 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. 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. My e-mail : imantsopis@yahoo.com

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Phil Don » 11 Feb 2011 22:58

Hi
VJK give us

282. Schutzmannschaft-Bataillon:
2. Company:
5 Mar 1943 - 15 Jul 1943: Hauptmann J Avotiņš
He is Hauptmann Jānis Voldemārs AVOTIŅŠ. Born 31/08/1901 in Riga.

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Phil Don » 12 Feb 2011 10:14

Another
322-F. Schutzmannschaft-Bataillon:
3. Company:
23 Jul 1944 - Aug 1944: Oberleutnant H Balodis
He is Oberleutnant Hermanis BALODIS born 25/07/1903.

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319-F. Schutzmannschaft-Bataillon

Post by Phil Don » 12 Feb 2011 13:20

VJK wrote:
319-F. Schutzmannschaft-Bataillon:
2. Company:
25 Oct 1943 - 1944: Hauptmann Daugulis
He is Hauptmann Pēteris DAUGULIS, born 04/12/1895.

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by coburg22 » 14 Apr 2011 20:08

Hello,

I read this whole excellent thread, can you please tell me who Regimental Commanders were of the 15th SS?

Waffen Grenadier Regiment 32:

Waffen Grenadier Regiment 33:

Waffen Grenadier Regiment 34:

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James

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by VJK » 15 Apr 2011 10:41

Hi James,

Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 32 (lett. Nr. 3):
Formed as SS-Freiwilligen und Ausbildungs Regiment Paplaken on 3 May 1943. Renamed Lettische SS-Freiwilligen Regiment Nr. 3 on 2 July 1943. Renamed SS-Freiw. Gren. Rgt. 32 (lett.Nr.1) on 22 October 1943. Renamed Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 32 (lett. Nr. 1) in June 1944 and Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 32 (lett. Nr. 3) on 8 September 1944.

Kdr.:
3 May 1943 - 8 Mar 1944: Waffen-Standartenführer Arvīds Krīpens
8 Mar 1944 - 7 Apr 1944: Waffen-Sturmbannführer Fridrichs Rubenis
7 Apr 1944 - 28 Jun 1944: Waffen-Standartenführer Arvīds Krīpens
28 Jun 1944 - 16 Jul 1944†: Waffen-Standartenführer Kārlis Aperāts
16 Jul 1944 - 1 Sep 1944: Waffen-Sturmbannführer Vilis Hāzners (acting CO)
1 Sep 1944 - 25 Jan 1945: Waffen-Obersturmbannführer Paulis Celle
Sep 1944 - Sep 1944: Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Kārlis Robežnieks (acting CO)
Nov 1944 - 9 Dec 1944: Waffen-Obersturmbannführer Richard Mallé (acting CO)
25 Jan 1945 - 3 Feb 1945†: Waffen-Sturmbannführer Fridrichs Rubenis
17 Mar 1945 - 21 Mar 1945: Waffen-Sturmbannführer Mārtiņš Siliņš (acting CO)
21 Mar 1945 - 24 Mar 1945: Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Andersons (acting CO)
24 Mar 1945 - May 1945: Waffen-Obersturmbannführer Osvalds Meija

Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 33 (lett. Nr. 4):
Formed as Lettische SS-Freiwilligen Regiment Nr. 4 on 15 June 1943. Renamed SS-Freiw. Gren. Rgt. 33 (lett.Nr.2) on 22 October 1943. Renamed Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 33 (lett. Nr. 2) in June 1944 and Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 33 (lett. Nr. 4) on 8 September 1944.

Kdr.:
15 Jun 1943 - 19 Apr 1945: Waffen-Standartenführer Vilis Janums
Aug 1944 - Dec 1944: SS-Standartenführer Heino Hierthes (acting CO)
22 Jan 1945 - 23 Jan 1945: Waffen-Obersturmbannführer Jānis Baltakmens (acting CO)
Waffen-Sturmbannführer Fridrichs Rubenis (acting CO)
Waffen-Sturmbannführer Augusts Alksnītis (acting CO)
19 Apr 1945 - 27 Apr 1945: Waffen-Sturmbannführer Jūlijs Ķīlītis (acting CO)

Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 34 (lett. Nr. 5):
Formed as Lettische SS-Freiwilligen Regiment Nr. 5 on 15 July 1943. Renamed SS-Freiw. Gren. Rgt. 34 (lett.Nr.3) on 22 October 1943. Renamed Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 34 (lett. Nr. 3) in June 1944 and Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 34 (lett. Nr. 5) on 8 September 1944.

Kdr.:
15 Jul 1943 - Dec 1943: Waffen-Standartenführer Augusts Apsītis
Dec 1943 - 27 Dec 1943: Waffen-Oberführer Arturs Silgailis
27 Dec 1943 - 10 Dec 1944: Waffen-Standartenführer Kārlis Dzenītis-Zeniņš
1944 - 1944: SS-Sturmbannführer Alfred Mäder (acting CO)
1944 - 1944: Waffen-Sturmbannführer Jēkabs Lazduzieds (acting CO)
10 Dec 1944 - 7 Feb 1945: Waffen-Obersturmbannführer Alberts Vīksne
7 Feb 1945 - 20 Feb 1945: Waffen-Sturmbannführer Jūlijs Ķīlītis
20 Feb 1945 - 21 Feb 1945: Waffen-Obersturmbannführer Osvalds Meija
21 Feb 1945 - 2 Mar 1945: SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Pomrehn
2 Mar 1945 - 19 Mar 1945: Waffen-Sturmbannführer Fricis Mežgrāvis
19 Mar 1945 - 29 Mar 1945: SS-Sturmbannführer Heinz Hämel
29 Mar 1945 - 1 Apr 1945: Waffen-Sturmbannführer Pēteris Balodis
1 Apr 1945 - 27 Apr 1945: Waffen-Obersturmbannführer Alberts Vīksne
27 Apr 1945 - 2 May 1945: Waffen-Sturmbannführer Pēteris Balodis

Best regards,

VJK

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by coburg22 » 15 Apr 2011 16:33

Hello VJK,

Thank you very much for the detailed breakdown and reply.

Best Regards,

James

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Evzoni » 04 May 2011 12:25

If it helps watch a documentary series called Nazi collaboratos, there is an episode about the Latvian Legion and the Araz commando

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Re: Lettisches Bau Bataillon 2

Post by Phil Don » 04 Jul 2011 11:36

Hi

I've found a pic of Hstuf Kārlis LAPIŅŠ (born 24/04/1901), former artillery officer in latvian army and commander of Lettische Bau Bataillon 2.

Regard

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Legnephew » 04 Jan 2013 20:24

Am I the youngest nephew....of I am age 37
Its awkward explaining that really Latvians were well totally victimized my uncle also recalled fleeing in poland being made to walk past a pile of dead bodies in the snow or join them on the way to school by the Nazis....his step mother ( my grandmother) was certainly not complimenting you when she called you a Nazi she just had a worse epithet Soviet
My Uncle who wasin is my fathers half brother....this generated even greater irony into a US military story.

After Latvia fell to the Soviets my Uncle told me stories about guarding a base where he saw an airplane without propellors take off.

My father was born After the War and like his brother born 1935 is a Vietnam vet.

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Re: SS Feldersatz Bataillon 15

Post by radevich » 25 May 2013 17:59

Phil Don wrote:
SS Feldersatz Bataillon 15
Kdr

Stubaf Dr. Wolfgang WIECKBERG (german)
Dr. Wolfgang WIECKBERG SS-Nr.261 927 geb.23.11.1894 NSDAP-Nr.2 636 787
SS-Sturmbannführer: 20.04.1941; SS-Sturmbannführer d.R. Waffen-SS

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by kittymobile » 07 Jul 2013 23:02

I'm wondering if anyone on here could help me out?
I have been researching my family tree and would like to find information on my grandfather's time in the Latvian legion.
His name is Augusts Emilis Ice and he was born in Ranka, gulbene region of latvia in 1914.
As far as I know, he was a cook within the german army?

If no one has any info, a place to start looking in terms of documents to search would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance!

Regards,

Holly

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

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