SMG in Danish Frikorps

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SMG in Danish Frikorps

Post by keith A » 24 Nov 2012 00:23

I have seen a foto of the Frikorps Schalburg in Russia. One of the Nco appears to have a wooden stock smg. I assume it's an Erma-Vollmer or MP28 or Suomi (?) but can anyone confirm they used these?

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Re: SMG in Danish Frikorps

Post by Rikard Hufschmied » 26 Nov 2012 13:42

If it's this picture you mean it's clearly an MP35 (magazine to the right).

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Re: SMG in Danish Frikorps

Post by keith A » 26 Nov 2012 19:27

That's the one Rikard. Probably not too surprising that the Danish Frikorps are using these SMGs but it's nice to confirm it. The magazine housing and the stock are pretty conclusive.

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Re: SMG in Danish Frikorps

Post by Shadwell_army » 29 Mar 2021 20:54

Photo is from Wiking 41

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Re: SMG in Danish Frikorps

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 29 Mar 2021 21:30

The person in the sidecar is von Schalburg. A Frikorps Schalburg did not exist, it was Frikorps Danmark which was sent to the eastern front. A Schalburgkorps was created in Denmark after his death and as far as I know only operated in Denmark and primarily againt the danish resistance.

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Re: SMG in Danish Frikorps

Post by audrew » 31 Mar 2021 15:44

In 1941, Dansk Industrie Syndikat AS (DISA), better known as Madsen, produced nearly 1,500 Finnish Suomi KP-31 submachine guns under license as the M/41 during the German occupation of Denmark.
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Re: SMG in Danish Frikorps

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 31 Mar 2021 19:19

A member of the HIPO korps. The men of this unit were primarily recruited from the Schalburgkorps 1944-45.

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Re: SMG in Danish Frikorps

Post by audrew » 02 Apr 2021 12:33

The HIPO Corps was created after the German police dissolved the Danish police on September 19, 1944. It was subordinate to the German Hilfspolizei, after which it was named (HIPO). It consisted of about 550 people. It was headed by Oktavius Norreen, and then by Capt. Erik V. Petersen. Corps members took over uniforms, equipment and armaments from the policemen. They also used the uniforms of the Wachkorps der Luftwaffe in Dänemark. They recruited mostly from Schalburg-Korpset.

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