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Estonians in the Waffen-SS

Post by tjé » 29 Sep 2004 13:29

Bonjour,

I´m looking for some information about the career of the estonian soldier.

Ostubaf Sobeleff, Alexander
Ostubaf Riipalu, Harald
Ostubaf Vent, Paul
Ostubaf Vermet, Juhan

Stubaf Krug, Friedrich
Stubaf Koort, Johannes
Stubaf Liht, Theo
Stubaf Lang, Elmar
Stubaf Maitla, Paul
Stubaf Mere, Ain-Ervin
Stubaf Parrest, Udo
Stubaf Piirsalu, Riho
Stubaf Vask, August
Stubaf voehms, August

Hstuf Auras, Kurt
Hstuf Hints, Eduard
Hstuf Jürissaar, Valdur
Hstuf Lehola, Peet
Hstuf Lipping, Elmar
Hstuf Pärlin, Voldemar
Hstuf Palk, Erich
Hstuf Rannik, Heino

thanks
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Post by PK » 30 Sep 2004 17:39

Heres some brief info on some of the Estonians, will add more info when I got more time.

SS-Ostubaf Harald Riipalu - Kdr.WGR.45
SS-Ostubaf Paul Vent - Kdr.WGR.47 - Killed at Haslava 17.9.44
SS-Ostubaf Ain Mere - Kdr.I./WGR.46

SS-Stubaf Friedrich Kurg - Kdr.II./WGR.46
SS-Stubaf Johannes Koort - Kdr.WGR.47
SS-Stubaf Elmar Lang - Kdr.II./WGR.45 - Killed at Vepskula 11.3.44
SS-Stubaf Paul Maitla - Kdr.I./WGR.45 - Killed by Czech Partisans 10.5.45
SS-Stubaf Udo Parrest - Kdr.II./WGR.45 - Killed at Wasa 19.2.44
SS-Stubaf Riho Piirsalu - Kdr.I./WGR.46
SS-Stubaf Alex Soboleff - Kdr.Art.Rgt.20

/PK

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Post by Mikedc » 22 Sep 2005 13:08

Elmar Lang.
Legions-Hauptsturmführer in 1942.
Commander 1. Company with I. Battalion from 1. Regiment within Estnisches SS-Legion(he succeeded J. Ottinger).
Waffen-Hauptsturmführer in 1943.
Commander II. Battalion with 42. SS-Freiwilligen-Regiment from 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.
Looking for his DoB and birthplace.

I'm also looking on some more info about the following Estonian officers.
Waffen-Untersturmführer Artur Adoson. Born 1914.
Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Voldemar Tepper.
Waffen-Untersturmführer J. Käis.
Waffen-Obersturmführer Jüri Ungvere. Born 5-7-1900.


Greetings,
Mike

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Post by Mikedc » 22 Sep 2005 20:04

Also looking for some more info about the following Estonians.

Waffen-Untersturmführer Osvald Klemets.
Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Edgar Mikkola.
Waffen-Untersturmführer Valentin Vainola.
Waffen-Untersturmführer Mango Vanker. KIA 7-44.
Waffen-Obersturmführer Lembit Esko.
Waffen-Untersturmführer Edgar Kilk. KIA 21-2-44.
Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Harald Kapsta.
Waffen-Untersturmführer Harald Kuus. KIA 24-2-44.

Thank you,
Mike

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Post by Daniel Laurent » 23 Sep 2005 12:32

Hi,
I am surprised not to find SS-Unterscharführer Harald Nugiseks in your list.

In Feb-March 1944, on the Narwa front between Vaasa et Vepsaküla, the engaged units of the Wermacht and of the SS Division Nordland were facing difficulties repelling the Soviet units trying to cross and encircle them.

The 1st Company of the 1st Batallion of the Estonian 46 SS Grenadier Regiment was engaged at the weakest point. After a furious and bloody battle, the russian units on the occidental side of the Narwa were encircled and destroyed. For this action, Harald Nugiseks, aged 22 at that time, received the Ritter Kreutz and was mentioned in the magazine "Signal".

Regards
Daniel
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Post by Mikedc » 23 Sep 2005 12:57

Hello Daniel,

If you're refering to me the answer is simple, I'm only working on files about officers and not NCO's.
So if I'm looking for info it's always about officers, I've my hands more then full enough on that item.


Nice picture from Nugiseks by the way.
Greetings,
Mike

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Post by Mikedc » 23 Sep 2005 15:16

Aleksander Sobolev.

Born on 22-11-1891.
Waffen-Sturmbannführer der SS.
In November and December 1943 he was commander from SS-Artillerie-Abteilung 53
with 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.
Waffen-Obersturmbannführer der SS.
In 1944 he was commander from SS-Artillerie-Abteilung 20 with
20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS(estnische Nr. 1).
Died(KIA)on 17-10-1944 in East-Prussia.
I'm looking for his place of birth.


And I'm also looking for some more info on the following Estonian officers.

Waffen-Untersturmführer Martin Hunt.
Commander of 6. Kompanie with II. Bataillon from 43. SS-Freiwilligen-Regiment
within 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.
Died(KIA)on 25-7-1944.

Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Johannes Volmer.
Commander(succeeded L. Rool)from 8.(schw.)Kompanie with II. Bataillon from 43. SS-Freiwilligen-Regiment
within 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.

Waffen-Obersturmführer Edgar Vaikma.
Born in 1915.
Commander(succeeded R. A. Bruus)from 7. Kompanie with II. Bataillon from 43. SS-Freiwilligen-Regiment
with 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.

Waffen-Obersturmführer Enn Sirvet.
Commander from 1. Batterie with SS-FlaK-Abteilung 53 from 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.

Waffen-Untersturmführer Viktor Marvet.
Commander(succeeded E. Sirvet)from 1. Batterie with SS-FlaK-Abteilung 53 from 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.

Waffen-Untersturmführer Elmar Otsing.
Commander(succeede R. Telliskivi)from 15.(Pionier)-Kompanie with 43. SS-Freiwilligen-Regiment
from 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.
Waffen-Obersturmführer.
In 1944 he served with 15.(Pi.)Kompanie from Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 46
within 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS(estnische Nr. 1).
Died(KIA)in May 1945.

Waffen-Obersturmführer Robert Telliskivi.
Commander from 15.(Pionier)-Kompanie with 43. SS-Freiwilligen-Regiment from 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.

Waffen-Obersturmführer Igor Krauss.
Served with Ost Bataillon 658.
Commander from 2. Batterie with SS-FlaK-Abteilung 53 from 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.
Commander from a Batterie with SS-FlaK-Abteilung 20 from 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS(estnische Nr. 1).
After WW-II he escaped to Canada and died there.

Waffen-Obersturmführer Karl Aleksander Tamme.
Commander from 3. Batterie with SS-FlaK-Abteilung 53 from 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.
Died(KIA)on 10-11-1943.

Waffen-Untersturmführer Aleksander Kimmel.
Commander from Stabbatterie with SS-Artillerie-Abteilung 53 from 3. Estnische SS-Freiwiliigen-Brigade.

Waffen-Untersturmführer Otto Särgava.
Born on 27-1-1902(?).
Commander(succeeded J. Nurmekund)from 1. Batterie with SS-Artillerie-Abteilung 53
from 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.

Waffen-Untersturmführer Jüri Nurmekund.
Born in 1909(?).
Commander(succeeded A. Vöhma)from 1. Batterie with SS-Artillerie-Abteilung 53
from 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.
Got arrested on 4-2-1949 in Tallinn and stood on trial at 3-5-1949.


I'm looking for correct and full DoB here, birthplaces, full and correct DoD and places of death.
When there's mroe additional info about their career, that's also welcome.

Thank you,
Mike

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Post by gryynwald » 25 Sep 2005 08:30

There are lot of information about those soldiers in estonian language, unfortunately.

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Post by Mikedc » 25 Sep 2005 08:46

Hello Gryynwald,

And as I don't understand that language it will be difficult for me to gather that info.
Still, thanks for your answer and I just hope somebody out there can provide me with some more info.
People may always send me a pm if they want.

Taje care,
Mike

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Post by gryynwald » 25 Sep 2005 09:20

Hi Mike

I don't promise anything but maybe I can help you. It takes some time.

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Post by Mikedc » 26 Sep 2005 22:58

Hello Gryynwald,

No need to promise me anything, don't worry.
I'm already with the answers I get here. But if you could help that would be really appreciated.
Just take your time, there's no rush because I also don't have alot of time to work on this for most part of my time.

So even if it takes you some weeks, don't feel bad about it, I don't mind.
Thanks for any help you're able to give me.

Greetings,
Mike

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Post by Mikedc » 05 Oct 2005 18:40

Looking some more info on the following Estonians.

Waffen-Obersturmführer Heldur Kaude.
He was CO of 13th IG-Company, after Lembit Esko, with Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 46.

Waffen-Obersturmführer Arnold Kalle.
He was CO of 3rd Company, after Egon Saaristu, with Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 46.
He was KIA on 6-8-44.

Waffen-Obersturmführer A. Lahi.
He was CO of 3rd Company, after Arnold Kalle, with Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 46.


Thanks,
Mike

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Post by Mikedc » 07 Oct 2005 17:44

I'm looking for some DoB this time and that from the following Estonian officers:

Waffen-Untersturmführer Johannes Talvi.
Waffen-Hauptsturmführer Jaan Sepa.
Waffen-Obersturmführer Heino Hommik.


Mike

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Post by Mikedc » 07 Oct 2005 19:20

Can't find the DoB from the following Estonians as well, so if someone has more info, just let me know.

Waffen-Obersturmführer Helmut Röömussaar.
Waffen-??? Olev Piik(can't find his rank either).
Waffen-??? A. Külaots(can't find his christian name or his rank).

All these men were company-commanders in 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS(estnische Nr. 1).


Thanks,
Mike

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Post by Mikedc » 09 Oct 2005 12:22

Here some info for Tjé,

Juhan Vermet.
Born on 24-2-1897.
Waffen-Obersturmbannführer der SS.
Was commander from 2. Estonian Borderguard Regiment.
On 6-10-1944 he became commander of Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 47(estnische Nr. 3).
Died on 5-4-1966.

Elmar Lang.
Born on 13-2-1906.
Served with the Estnische SS-Legion and in 1942 he was Legions-Hauptsturmführer.
In 1942/1943 he was commander(he succeeded J. Ottinger)from the 1. Kompanie with I. Bataillon
from the 1. Regiment within the Estnische SS-Legion.
After that he became a member of the Waffen-SS.
Waffen-Hauptsturmführer der SS.
At the end of 1943/beginning of 1944 he was commander from II. Bataillon with 42. SS-Freiwilligen-Regiment
from the 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.
Waffen-Sturmbannführer der SS.
Till 17-3-1944 he commanded the II. Bataillon from Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 45 ‘Estland’(estnische Nr. 1)
with the 20. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Division.
Died(KIA)o 11-3-1944 at Vepskula.


Ain-Ervin Mere.
Born on 22-2-1903.
Waffen-Sturmbannführer der SS.
In 1942 he became commander from the Estonian Sipo-department and was responsable for the murder
of more then 1.000 persons.
From 22-10-1943 till ??-10-1943 he was commander from I. Bataillon with 43. SS-Freiwilligen-Regiment
within the 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade.
From ?? 1944 till August 1944 he was commander from I. Bataillon with Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 46(estnische Nr. 2)within the 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS(estnische Nr. 1).
After that he was transfered to the Generalinspector’s office.
He also got promoted to Waffen-Obersturmbannführer der SS.
Died on 5-4-1969.


Greetings,
Mike

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