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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Kurt_Belarus » 24 Mar 2010 10:15

In Belarusian it's Michal (Міхал) which is variation of Mikola (Michael).
Vituszka (one the of leaders of Belarusian Party of Independence, Belaruskaja Niezaliezhnickaja Partyja/Беларуская Незалежніцкая Партыя) is said to be in a close association with Abwehr*. And "Black Cat" began to be organized just during the SD/Abwehr amalgamation after the failed coup.

What was the procedure of assigning SS-ranks to former Abwehr officers?

*He was also an vice-inspector of local police and self-defence units in the rearguard of Army Group Center and worked in touch with that heavily anti-Nazi Wehrmacht HQ.

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Panzermahn » 24 Mar 2010 13:25

Hi Kurt_Belarus

I am not too sure of what is the procedure of assigning SS ranks to former Abwehr officers. For example, Adrian von Foelkersam, a former major of the Brandenburger commando unit (under Abwehr) was transferred to the SS Jagerbataillon Mitte with the SS rank of Sturmbahnfuehrer after Brandenburgers was absorbed by the Grossdeutschland Panzerkorps

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Malbret17 » 24 Mar 2010 14:52

Hi Panzermahn

Doriot was in LVF since the very first time in 1941 september. As he was political leader, he could, time to time, came back to France. But he has not been in Legion Tricolore or Sturmbrigade.

He was Sturmbannführer in Charlemagne but had no true commandment like other officers.
Darnand and him were not allowed by Krukenberg to have real post because they were too much political.

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Panzermahn » 24 Mar 2010 15:12

Hi Malbret17

Thanks for the info. All this while I believed that Jacques Doriot was only awarded an honorary rank in the Waffen SS since he spend most of his time with the Sigmaringen Group after the retreat of the Germans from France

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Panzermahn » 24 Mar 2010 15:20

I have another name for a Belarus Waffen-Obersturmbahnführer, Ilya Shavykin

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Kurt_Belarus » 24 Mar 2010 16:02

Never heard about this man. What was his unit?

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Panzermahn » 24 Mar 2010 16:23

I think he is the chief of staff in the Kaminski Brigade

By the way, does Sturmbahnfuehrer Alexander Auch counts? Biddiscombe listed him as a Russian volksdeutsch

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Panzermahn » 24 Mar 2010 17:05

More Russian SS officers

- Waffen Obersturmbahnführer Pavel Petrovich Strogov (29th Waffen Grenadier Division der SS)
- Waffen Obersturmbahnführer Yuri Samsonov (29th Waffen Grenadier Division der SS)
- Waffen Obersturmbahnführer Ivan Frolov (29th Waffen Grenadier Division der SS)
- Waffen Haupsturmführer Mikhal Aleksandrovich Semenov (SS Jagdverband Ost?)
- Waffen Haupsturmführer Igor Leonidovich Reshetnikov (SS Jagdverband Ost)
- Waffen Haupsturmführer Pavel Prokofievich Sukhachev (SS Jagdverband Ost)
- Waffen Obersturmbahnführer Alexander Yakovlevich Sobolev (20th Waffen Grenadier Division der SS [Estniche Nr. 1])

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Dieter Zinke » 24 Mar 2010 17:45

For the correct spelling of "... führer" please have a look here

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=163563

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Kurt_Belarus » 25 Mar 2010 06:26

Panzermahn wrote:I think he is the chief of staff in the Kaminski Brigade

By the way, does Sturmbahnfuehrer Alexander Auch counts? Biddiscombe listed him as a Russian volksdeutsch
Kaminski brigade was Russian, not Belarusian formation.

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Panzermahn » 25 Mar 2010 06:30

My mistake. Waffen Obersturmbahnfuehrer Ilya Shavykin is Russian, not Belarusian.

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Semenov » 28 Mar 2010 13:58

Panzermahn wrote:More Russian SS officers
- Waffen Obersturmbahnführer Pavel Petrovich Strogov (29th Waffen Grenadier Division der SS)
- Waffen Obersturmbahnführer Yuri Samsonov (29th Waffen Grenadier Division der SS)
I have some doubt about his waffen SS ranks

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Panzermahn » 13 Jul 2010 13:06

I found another Italian SS standartenführer's name:

Standartenführer Alberto Bianco Cristo (commander of the Italian Waffen SS training battalion, 29th Waffen Grenadier Division Ita. Nr. 1 until December 1944)

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Arensburger » 19 Oct 2010 21:39

Juanjo wrote:The new list with all contributions of the forum members
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Sturmbannführer Rudolf Martinson – 23/02/1893
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Rudolf Martinson was born on 23 January 1893 in southern Estonia, right on the Estonian-Latvian border area. As he has himself stated, he is as much Estonian as a Latvian. He spoke both languages. 1916 graduated from the Russian Imperial Military School in Gatšina, specializing in machine-gun. Army officer, he was promoted 20th December 1916. First World War he fought in the Russian Army, in various Latvian Regiments. In Estonian Army and in the Estonian War of Independence from 20 November 1919-th. 7. Infantry Regiment, after the healing of wounds 2. Infantry Regiment. Was wounded several times, once into the face with shrapnel fragments. 1930 - studied at the Estonian Higher Military School in training courses for battalion commanders. 1937 was promoted to Major. 25. October 1940 was retired. During his military service was also a member of the Military Court of Justice.
From January 1942 CO Schutzmannschaft Wacht Bataillon nr. 34. From March 1943 renamed Schutzmannschaft Front Bataillon nr. 34. This battalion was subordinated to the Organisation Todt Einsatzgruppe Russland-Nord, and divided into small groups around the front rear.
From May 1943 CO Polizei Füsilier Bataillon 286. This battalion was formed from the Estonian police constable, and other civilian police officers. Battalion were joking that the only non-cop is Martinson. 8 June 1943 the battalion was sent by train from Tallinn to Riga, where he began training near Boldur. After the end of the training were sent to eastern Poland and Belarus, to the war against partisans. From 12. August to 11. September, participated in anti-partisan operation "Unternehmen Sommer ". From 21.September until 23.October, fought against partisans in the operation "Unternehmen Fritz ", in the south of Vilnius. From 24. October until 6. November the battalion participated in a large operation against partisans "Unternehmen Heinrich," Polotsk-Idritsa region, 16 army's rear area. When the Red Army began a major offensive in Nevel section, the battalion was sent directly to the front line. From 7. November 1943 was subjected to the 132nd Infantry divisions and from the second half of January 1944 to the 290th Infantry Divisions. Battalion was returned to Estonia 22. February 1944. 286. Battalion suffered many losses - the original composition of the battalion, which had 650 men, was coming back after just 200 men. But nevertheless, the KIA was reported by only 16 men. After arriving in Tallinn, Major Martinson was transferred to reserves. Rudolf Martinson was transferred to the Waffen-SS membership already in Germany, while Estonia was abandoned. He has never been in the 20th Estonian Division as an active officer, but was a reserve at all times.
Was a prisoner of war in a prison camp in Belgium, Zedelghem . 25. June 1949 he arrived in Australia on the ship called "General Black". Rudolf Martinson died 27th June 1959 in Melbourne.
Source: Australian Estonian Weekly "OUR HOME" 16.Sept.2009

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Photos: 9. June 1943 Tartu railway station. 286. Police Battalion is on its way to the front lines. Battalion Commander, Major Rudolf Martinson, and communications officer ( Verbindungs-offizier) Hauptman Heinrich Kruse.

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Unteroffizier Mutik from 286. Police Infantry Battalion on the front in the Nevel area.

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Re: New list Foreign High SS officers

Post by Marissa » 06 Nov 2010 19:32

Arensburger wrote:Rudolf Martinson was born on 23 January 1893 in southern Estonia, right on the Estonian-Latvian border area. As he has himself stated, he is as much Estonian as a Latvian. He spoke both languages.
He was not spoke Latvian; only Estonian, Russian and Germany. But his brohter was Latvian border-guard officer.

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