Estonians in the Waffen-SS

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Post by Arensburger » 19 Dec 2006 12:01

There is a picture, in my previous post (1.nov.) “On the left is Lembit Esko, Kompaniechef of 13.komp. 45.Reg..jpg” . Man on the right, on the same picture, is another Lembit – commander of the 15. Pionere-Kompanie [Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 45 (estnische nr.1)] - Waffen-Obersturmführer Lembit Juhari.
Lembit Juhari born in 15.october 1918 in Anija (North-Estonia). Before WWII was active officer of Estonian Army.
Lembit Juhari KIA on the Tannenberg line 5.Aug. 1944. (He got hit by round of russian 12cm Granatwerfer). Before that (end of July) he got wounded by the frag of Russian hand-grenade, but he did not leave frontline and continue fighting together with his company.
22.March 1944 he was decorated with EK I for battles on the Narva river line.
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Post by Mikedc » 27 Dec 2006 00:07

Hey guys,

Great nice new info, will dive into my Estonian database and add the new info that I've found here.

And thanks for the pictures as well, everybody who's gathering info about Estonian SS-officers should appreciate them.


Greetings,
Mike

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Ustuf. Boris Metsoja

Post by waffen-IDF » 04 Apr 2010 15:24

B:23.12.24

KIA 31.7.44 2Lt. 11./WGR.46
SOJ. 11.KJL, J.Sch.Bad Tolz 3.44

2Lt:21.6.44 SOJ:10.3.44

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Re: estonian soldier

Post by waffen-IDF » 06 Apr 2010 15:20

Mikedc wrote:Hello everybody,

I'm looking for some more info about the following Estonians.

Waffen-Ustuf Heino Meybaum.
Commander SS-Waffen-Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 20

Ostuf Paul Kurbjuhn.
B:15.12.12
Ostuf. KB.Zug, 5.SS-Pz.Div 1.45
Commander SS-Kriegsberichter-Trupp 20
Ustuf. KB.Zug, 4.SS-Pol.Div 5.43
SS:458089 Lt:30.1.45 2Lt:20.4.43

Waffen-Ostuf Georg Iltal.
B:26.9.17
After death Nurmekund commander 1st battery, 1st Abteilung, Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20

Waffen-Ustuf Raivo Kolka.
B:9.4.18 Parnumaa Abja
Commander Stabbatterie, II. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20
KIA 11-8-44

Waffen-Ostuf Rajango.
1st Commander from 5th Battery, II. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20

Waffen-Ustuf Gunnar Järve.
3rd Commander from 5th Battery, II. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20

Waffen-Hstuf Priit Eras.
Commander III. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20
Commander Waffen-Art.-Rgt. der SS 20 from 10-10-44 till 20-11-44.

Waffen-Ostuf Juhannes Määr.
Commander Stabbatterie, III. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20

Waffen-Ostuf Vaido Viitre.
B:2.10.15 Died:31.12.91
Commander 7th battery, III. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20

Waffen-Hstuf Anton Soosalu.
Commander 8th battery, III. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20


Looking mostly for DoB/birthplace and DoD/place of death.
Any given info is welcome.

Mike

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Re: estonian soldier

Post by Arensburger » 08 Apr 2010 20:59

Waffen-Ostuf Georg Iltal.
B:26.9.17
After death Nurmekund commander 1st battery, 1st Abteilung, Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20
26.9.1917-25.1.2009, Toronto
http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4434930
http://openlibrary.org/b/OL21424568M/Kohustus_kutsub

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Post by Arensburger » 09 Apr 2010 23:48

Waffen-Hstuf Priit Eras.
Commander III. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20
Commander Waffen-Art.-Rgt. der SS 20 from 10-10-44 till 20-11-44.
Born 05.Jan.1903 as Priidik Ervin, after 1935 Priidik Eras (called Priit), died 14.Jan. 1993 Melton Mowbray Great Britain.
01. Jan.1939 he was commander of the 5. Battery of 2. Artillery Group of Estonian Army. 1940 was transferred to the 22. Territorial Corps of Red Army. In July 1941, he went over to the Germans.
Waffen-Hstuf Anton Soosalu.
Commander 8th battery, III. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20
Born 07. Jan. 1906 as Anton Soolmann, from 1935 Anton Soosalu, died 23. Sept. 1946 in Norilsk (in prison camp North of Siberia)
01. Jan.1939 he was commander of the 6. Battery of 4. Artillery Group of Estonian Army. 1940 was transferred to the 22. Territorial Corps of Red Army. In July 1941, he went over to the Germans.

Waffen-Ostuf Juhannes Määr.
Commander Stabbatterie, III. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20
Born 20. Jan. 1903 Juhan (Juhannes) Määr, died 27. July 1969 in Stratford Great Britain.
Was captain of Estonian Army. 1940 was transferred to the 22. Territorial Corps of Red Army. In July 1941, he went over to the Germans.
Waffen-Ostuf Rajango.
1st Commander from 5th Battery, II. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20
Born 03. Aug. 1907 as Herbert Gottlieb Rajango, died 08. July 1979 St Croix USA (US Virgin Islands‎)
Waffen-Ostuf Vaido Viitre.
B:2.10.15 Died:31.12.91
Commander 7th battery, III. Art.-Abt., Waffen-Art.-Rgt. 20
http://www.eesti.ca/?op=article&articleid=3313

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Re: estonian soldier

Post by George Lepre » 10 Apr 2010 14:54

Great posts as usual, Arensburger. Thank you.

George

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Re: estonian soldier

Post by Arensburger » 12 Mar 2012 17:24

PK wrote:Heres some brief info on some of the Estonians, will add more info when I got more time.
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SS-Stubaf Riho Piirsalu - Kdr.I./WGR.46
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1941. - Estnische Sicherungs Abteilung 181 – CO of the 1. Company (and part time acting commander of the abteilung) Hauptman Riho Piirisalu
Oct.1942 - Ost-Batailon 658 (from Jan.1943 Estnische-Batailon 658)- CO of 1. Company Hauptman Riho Piirisalu
Riho Piirsalu 1943.jpg
1944 - SS-Ausbildungs-und Ersatz Regiment 20/ II Batallion – CO Waffen-Haupsturmführer Riho Piirsalu
Oct. 1944 - Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 46/I Batallion - CO Waffen-Sturmbannführer Riho Piirsalu

Often, they violate the identification of two men. There is another officer who was called Piirsalu:
Märt (Martin) Piirsalu - (20.11.1902 - 4.10.1981)
02.1944 - Estnische-Selbstschutz- Ausbildungs und Ersatz Regiment “Jõhvi” in Rakvere – CO and promoter Hauptman Piirsalu Märt
unit renamed: 27.05.1944 - Estn. Grenzschutz Ersatz Btl (1.-5.) - CO Hstuf. Märt (Martin) Piirsalu
incorporated to: 12.07.1944 - Estnische Grenzschutz Ersatz Regiment 1 / III. Btl. – CO Hstuf. Märt (Martin) Piirsalu
He himself called himself Märt, but in German documents - Martin
Battalion of Märt Piirsalu fought in the battles of Tartu in September 1944. Belonged to the Kampfgruppe „Vent“.
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Re: estonian soldier

Post by Balsi » 24 Apr 2013 15:22

Hi,

regarding the discussion on page 2 of this thread. I foiund some information about Arseni Korp. With message from 18.08.1944 he was wounded as SS-Obersturmführer d.R. and company leader of the 3rd/WGR 46.

Source: T312-1635 S. 107

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Re: estonian soldier

Post by Mikedc » 07 Sep 2013 17:16

I now discoverd that Paul Kurbjuhn was no Estonian at all, sorry that I've put him in this thread, he doesn't belong here.
I also have found the info that he served with the SS-Standarte 'Kurt Eggers'.
Source: SS-Personalveränderungsblatt 30.01.1945/page 13).

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Post by Arensburger » 02 Jan 2014 16:12

Arensburger wrote:Image
Juhan Vermet (commander of Estnische Grenzschutz Regiment 2) Mar.1944

http://www.historycommission.ee/temp/pd ... es/999.pdf

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Post by smetanin albert » 08 Feb 2018 08:17

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Post by Georg_S » 27 Sep 2019 10:31

SS-UStuf Boris Metsoja

Geb: 23.12.1924 Dorpat (Tartu)
KIA: 25.7.1944 in Narwa

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 04 Oct 2019 19:53

I'm looking any info on Estonians send to SS-Unterführerschule Laibach (SS- und Waffen-Unterführerschule Laibach) between April/May 1944 and May 1945. There were at least three different courses that they attended and at least one Kmp. was staffed by them.

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