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SS Pz Jäg Abt 15

Post by Phil Don » 17 Mar 2008 21:31

Hi VJK

The pic is on page 52, pic number 2.

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SS-Panzerjäger Abteilung 15

Post by VJK » 17 Mar 2008 22:31

Hi Phil!

There's no way of knowing for sure, but it would seem very likely that these men did belong to the Abteilung. The 4. Kp of the Abteilung was the Sturmgeschütz kompanie and there were training courses held for them in Czechoslovakia in October 1944, so the time frame fits.

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SS Flak Abteilung 15

Post by Phil Don » 17 Mar 2008 22:59

SS Flak Abteilung 15
Amalgamated with the SS Flak Abteilung 19 to form the SS Korps Flak Abteilung 106/506 at summer 1944

Kdr
Hstuf Artūrs BERGS

Stabsbatterie
Hstuf Jānis BROSS

1 Batterie
Hstuf Elmars BITE
Hstuf Juris SPADE
Hstuf Irvalds VINTERS

2 Batterie
?

3 Batterie
?

After the dissolution of the unit in summer 1944, only one company into the Panzer Jäger Abteilung (see previous post).

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SS-Flak-Abteilung 15

Post by VJK » 18 Mar 2008 10:15

Hi Phil!

Here is the little I have on SS-Flak-Abteilung 15. The commander was in fact Rolands Bergs, Artūrs Bergs commanded the I/42 Rgt. and was KIA in April 1944.

SS-Flak-Abteilung 15:
Formation begun in March 1943, though the Divisional order was issued only on 25 September 1943.

Kdr.:
25 Sep 1943 - ? : Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Rolands Bergs

IVB:
25 Sep 1943 - ? : Waffen-Untersturmführer Dr. Zālīte

Staff Battery
25 Sep 1943 - ? : Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Jānis Brošs

1. Battery
25 Sep 1943 - ? : Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Juris Spāde

2. Battery
25 Sep 1943 - ? : Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Evalds Vinters

3. Battery
25 Sep 1943 - ? : Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Elmārs Bite

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SS Flak Abteilung 15

Post by Phil Don » 18 Mar 2008 11:33

Thank you VJK
There was confusion between the two Hstuf BERGS. Could you confirm the date of birth of Rolands. I have 27/02/1915.
Do you have a pic of him ?

I'm looking on my files and I post for the signals bataillon of the division.

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SS-Nachrichten Abteilung 15

Post by VJK » 18 Mar 2008 12:38

Hi Phil!

I have the same DoB for Rolands Bergs. No picture, unfortunately, only one of Arturs Bergs.

Here is what I have for the SS-Nachrichten Abteilung 15:

SS-Nachrichten Abteilung 15:
Formed on 1 August 1943 in Tukums.

Kdr.:
1 Aug 1943 - 1944: Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Pēteris Ziebergs
1944 - 3 Feb 1945†: SS-Sturmbannführer Hermann Dostmann
3 Feb 1945 - Apr 1945: Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Jānis Alfreds Vēveris

Adjutant
1 Aug 1943 - ? : Waffen-Obersturmführer Eduards Lejnieks

IVB:
? - 1945: Waffen-Untersturmführer K. Avotiņš

Radio Company
Aug 1943 - 3 Feb 1945: Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Jānis Alfreds Vēveris

Telephone Company
Waffen-Obersturmführer Eduards Jaunzars

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SS Nachrichten Abteilung 15

Post by Phil Don » 18 Mar 2008 12:56

You was faster than me.
For Stubaf Hermann DOSTMANN (KIA)

I have a Ostuf Roberts EPNERIS as commander of the telephone company.

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SS Pionier Bataillon 15

Post by Phil Don » 18 Mar 2008 13:09

Here what I have on this unit.

Kdr
Hstuf Artūrs KLAVIŅS
Hstuf Pēteris IJĀBS
Ostuf Alberts JANSONS

1 Kompanie
Ostuf Fricis ZANDBERGS
Ostuf Andrejs FREIMANIS
Ustuf Voldemārs AKMENS (KIA)

2 Kompanie
Ustuf Ernests Kriss REIMANIS

3 Kompanie
Ostuf Pēteris IJĀBS
Ostuf Georgs VIEGLAIS

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SS-Pionier Battalion 15

Post by VJK » 18 Mar 2008 17:53

SS-Pionier Battalion 15:
Formed on 13 August 1943 in Jelgava.

Kdr.:
13 Aug 1943 - 1944: Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Arturs Kļaviņš
1944 - 21 Feb 1945: Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Pēteris Ijābs
21 Feb 1945 - 12 Mar 1945†: Waffen-Obersturmführer Alfreds Jansons

Adjutant:
13 Aug 1943 - 1944: Waffen-Obersturmführer Antons Vanags
1944 - 1944: Waffen-Obersturmführer Vilis Miezis
1944 - 1945: Waffen-Untersturmführer Frīdrichs Saukants

IVB:
13 Aug 1943 - ? : Waffen-Sturmbannführer Dr. Jānis Rublauskis

1. Company
13 Aug 1943 - 17 Jul 1944: Waffen-Obersturmführer Ernests Freimanis
1944 - 1944: Waffen-Obersturmführer Fricis Zandbergs
1944 - Feb 1945: Waffen-Untersturmführer Voldemārs Akmenis

2. Company
13 Aug 1943 - 1944: Waffen-Untersturmführer Ernests Krišs Reimanis
1944 - 27 Jan 1945: Waffen-Obersturmführer Vilis Miezis
27 Jan 1945 - 27 Jan 1945†: Waffen-Untersturmführer Jānis Maršaus

3. Company
13 Aug 1943 - 1944: Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Pēteris Ijābs
1944 - 1944: Waffen-Obersturmführer Georgs Vieglais

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SS Feldersatz Bataillon 15

Post by Phil Don » 18 Mar 2008 21:28

Here what I have

SS Feldersatz Bataillon 15
Kdr
Stubaf Jānis Alexandrs JANSONS
Hstuf Jānis SMITS
Stubaf Dr. Wolfgang WIECKBERG (german)

1 Kompanie
?

2 Kompanie
Hstuf Roberts STRAUME

3 Kompanie
?

4 Kompanie
?

5 Kompanie
Hstuf Jānis AVOTINS

6 Kompanie
?

7 Kompanie
?

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SS Wirtschafts Bataillon 15

Post by Phil Don » 20 Mar 2008 18:09

A very fresh new on a latvian military site. The commander of the Wirtschafts Bataillon 15 was Ostubaf Hugo MICHELSONS.
DoB: 09/11/1893
DoD: 03/10/1960 in Great Britain
Former Lieutenant-Colonel (Pulkvedis-leitnants) of the latvian army.
WWI from 1915 to 1917 on Carpathian front.
former intendant of the 4. Zemgales division.
Many thanks to VJK for the help for the translation.

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Phil Don » 22 Mar 2008 16:41

Is someone having infos on chiefs and commanders of the little units depending of the staff of the 15 division:

Kriegsberichter Zug or Kompanie (Feldpostnumber 34 400 A)

Waffen Jäger Kompanie (Feldpostnumber 34 400 B) I suppose it could the begleit kompanie which exists in other divisions's staff)

SS Felfgendarmerie Trupp 15 (or kompanie) (feldpostnumber 34 062)

Feldpostamt 15 (feldpostnumber 43 760)

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Stab 19 Waffen Grenadier Division der SS

Post by Phil Don » 27 Mar 2008 19:49

After the 15 SS division, here are my info on the second latvian division.

Staff

Ia
Stubaf ZEIDLER
Stubaf Karl Horst LENZ
Stubaf Hans KOOP
Stubaf HECKLER

Ib :
Stubaf Hermann LÜDKE
Hstuf Walter HERMANN

Ic :
Hstuf Hans FUNK

IIa :
Hstuf KRAHL
Hstuf Karl-Heinz BESTMANN
Hstuf Günter MARTINS

III :
Stubaf Dr. Heinrich NIKOLEIT

IVa :
Stubaf Fritz KUCHENBÄCKER
Stubaf Heinz UELZE

IVb :
Ostubaf Dr. Hans Joachim PETERS

IVc :
Stubaf Dr. Max ZINTH

Kdt. Stab Quartier :
Hstuf Wilhelm Friedrich REITZ

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by RME » 13 Apr 2008 02:13

I have a little information about the 1. San Kp of the 15. Division. My father, Dr. Arturs Egerts (or "Eggerts", as he liked to spell it) was the commander of the 1st Sanitary Company until February 3, 1945, when he was severely wounded. At that point the command of the Company was assumed by his assistant, Dr. Nikolajs Kazners.
Some of this is described in Col. Vilis Janums book "Mana pulka kauju gaitas".

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SS Sanitäts Abteilung 15

Post by Phil Don » 17 Apr 2008 16:33

Hi RME

Thank you for this info. So we have for commanding the 1 San.Kp. from the begining to the end of the war:
Ustuf Dr. Alexanders OSĪTIS
Hstuf Dr. Arturs EGERTS
Dr. Nikolajs KAZNER (rank unknow)

If someone have more he is welcome.

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