Estonian officers of IR 200 in SS-Frw Pz.Gren Brigade Nederland 1944

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Estonian officers of IR 200 in SS-Frw Pz.Gren Brigade Nederland 1944

Post by NicoH » 30 Nov 2021 15:19

Hello All

I hope I am allowed a question on somethinh which has been mentioned in many internet sources and even in Bender/Taylor Volume 5.

The Infantry regiment 200 of the Finnish army in1944 was made up from Estonians and the Regiment went to Estonia in August 1944.
One Bataillon was used as a regular infantry bataillon(III/46) in the 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division (estonian nr.1) and the other parts were assembled, trained at the Kehra training camp.
It appears that a number of officers (41 is the number often given)of the IR 200 served in the Nordland (11.SS-Frw-Pz.grenDiv) and the Nederland (4.SS-Frw.-Pz.-Gren. Brigade) formations of the III. SS-PanzerCorps.
My question is simple. Are the names of these Estonian officers known and is knwon which postition they held in either the Nordland or Nederland formation?
I know of one in the Nederland Brigade:
Lieutenant/Untersturmführer Vaino Esken, (15.1.1922- 2009) who served in the SS-Pz.Jag.Abt. 54 als Adjudant in September 1944

Who can help me with the others, especially in the Nederland formation?

Best regards and thanks in advance

Nico

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Re: Estonian officers of IR 200 in SS-Frw Pz.Gren Brigade Nederland 1944

Post by NicoH » 11 Dec 2021 18:34

Hello all

Nobody ?

Regards

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Re: Estonian officers of IR 200 in SS-Frw Pz.Gren Brigade Nederland 1944

Post by Reigo2 » 12 Dec 2021 21:19

Infantry regiment 200 history book only says that among them were at least 29 officers who had artillery or mortar training and in "Nordland" and "Nederland" they were used according to their speciality.

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Re: Estonian officers of IR 200 in SS-Frw Pz.Gren Brigade Nederland 1944

Post by PK » 13 Dec 2021 10:07

Hi!

16 officers were sent to Nordland; 13 to Nederland and 12 to 11. Infanterie-Division.

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PK

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Re: Estonian officers of IR 200 in SS-Frw Pz.Gren Brigade Nederland 1944

Post by NicoH » 13 Dec 2021 15:55

Regio.PK

Thanks for your answers. The answers give clear numbers . But can more details,such as names,assignments be found?


Thanks again and best regards.
Nico

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Re: Estonian officers of IR 200 in SS-Frw Pz.Gren Brigade Nederland 1944

Post by PK » 13 Dec 2021 20:58

Hi Nico!

If my memory serves me right, there is a book about IR200 with names of officers? But I cant find it. Perhaps Reigo has it?

Except Esken, I know of Ustuf. Erich Laagriküll. I also knew Esken when he was alive.

Best wishes
Petter
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Re: Estonian officers of IR 200 in SS-Frw Pz.Gren Brigade Nederland 1944

Post by Seppo Koivisto » 13 Dec 2021 23:39

I don't know if the Memento name lists can help you: Estonians in Finnish and German Armed Forces 1940-1945 R14, R15 and R16. I think they have over 50 000 names. https://www.memento.ee/trukised/memento-raamatud/

For example Väino Esken:
ESKEN, Väino, m, s. 27.01.1922 Harjumaa, Kolga v. Saksa sõjaväes,
rannakaitses 1941. Soome sõjaväes 11.09.43, leitnant, 47.
Jalaväerügemendi III Pataljon ja 200. Eesti Jalaväerügemendi 14.
kompanii, tagasi Eestisse 19.08.44. Saksa sõjaväes, võitles Sinimägedel
Nederlandi brigaadis, 08.10.44 põgenes Soome kaudu
Rootsi. Surnud 18.02.2009, maetud Tallinna Metsakalmistu soomepoiste
rahulasse. [sp, PP ja HV, EVSÜ 90]

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Re: Estonian officers of IR 200 in SS-Frw Pz.Gren Brigade Nederland 1944

Post by NicoH » 14 Dec 2021 11:15

Seppo, Petter

Thanks for the information. I have checked the Memento lists and found several mentions of the Nederland and Nordland formations. All that remains is translating the texts.

Thanks again and regards
Nico

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