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Freies Arabien?

Post by Skufr » 20 Sep 2006 17:00

Could anyone tell me about the Freies Arabien and other armed organisations under German command in North Africa and in the Middle East? Or direct me to websites?
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Post by Animal » 21 Sep 2006 04:47

Here's a link to the upper sleeve insignia- http://www.militariacollecting.com/uplo ... 329689.jpg

Deutsch-arabisches Infantriebattalion 845, Counter: "Freies Arabien" (Actually 2 bn strong) Counter: green, white , black or German tropenuniform color Location: unknown I have only taken units in account from whom I know that they are in our time (1945) still alive.- Taken from here.

If I find any more info, I'll post it here.

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Post by Skufr » 24 Sep 2006 09:54

Thanks.

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Post by Kuno2 » 25 Sep 2006 07:14

@ Skufr; there is not too much I can inform you about. Just that link to some other Sites dealing with that subject:

http://www.afrika-korps.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=178

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Post by Skufr » 10 Nov 2006 17:28

Thanks, that's a very good forum.

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Post by byron » 05 Dec 2006 21:00

Hi Skufr,

At the begining od 1943 there was a german-arabic infantery batallion in
Greece, fighting against the partisans.
Description in german:

Deutsch-Arabisches Inf.Btl. 845


Die Resteinheit in Bagheria schon Anfang 1943 wurde wie folgt bezeichnet:
Deutsch-Arabische Lehrabteilung, Restkommando, Fp.Nr. 26 511.
Dieses Restkommando der DAL in Bagheria wurde am 30.05.1943 einschließlich der ca. 350 Araber nach Niederösterreich auf den Truppenübungsplatz Döllersheim transportiert. Dort ist am 05.06.1943 das "Deutsch-Arabische Inf.Btl. 845" aufgestellt worden.
Das war das Ende der Deutsch-Arabischen Lehrabteilung.


56 920 A-E (13.08.43-10.44) = Deutsch-Arabisches Inf.Btl. 845, St.u.1.-4. Kp.
(06.44-10.1944) sp. noch eine 5. Kp. (56 920 F)

Stab = Kdr., Major Herrmann / Amfiklia
Adj.,
Fw. Arno Batke, gef. 28.12.43

1. Kp. = Kp.Chef, Hptm. von Voss / Skamnos
2. Kp. = Kp.Chef, Oblt. Mütze / Cheronia
Stellvertr., Ltn. Heinz Heydebreck
Zugf. 3. Zug, Uffz. Schüssler
3. Kp. (nur Araber) = Kp.Chef, / Grawia
4. Kp. = Kp.Chef, / Kifissochori
5. Kp. (Fallsch.Jäg.) ab 15.06.44 = Kp.Chef, Ltn. Rolf / Amfiklia

13.08.1943 per Bahntransport nach in Saloniki eingetroffen und der Kampfgruppe oder Brigade Eberlein unterstellt. Partisaneneinsatz.
Bis Ende 1943 Sicherung der Bahnstrecke Florina-Edessa-Verria-Naussa.
Anfang 1944 Troß in Edessa,
2. Kp. in Aridea.

Im März 1944 Verlegung zum Thermopylen-Pass. Unterstellt dem LXVIII. A.K.
Btls.Stab und 1. Kp. in Amphiklia
2. Kp. in Cheronia,
3. Kp. in Gravia,
4. Kp. in Kitsochori.
Ende Juni 1944 eine 5. Fallsch.Jäg.Kp. unter Ltn. Rolf aufgestellt (56 920 F).
Sitz in Amphiklia.

Teilnahme bei der Operation "Sommergewitter" auf dem Berg Ellikon in Böotien zusammen mit dem III./ 7. SS. Pol.Gren. Rgt, dem Fstg.Btl. 1010 und Einheiten der 11. Lw. Felddivision im Partisanen-Einsatz (Ende Juni 1944).

Mitte Oktober 1944 verlies das Bataillon Griechenland und trat den leidvollen Weg durch Jugoslawien. Dort kämpfte es bis zum 10. Mai 1945 im Rahmen der 41. Fstg.Div. unter General Hauser. Am 11. Mai unterzeichnete General Hauser die Kapitulation. Verhandlungspartner war die 11. jugoslawische Sturmdivision.

best regards

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Re: Freies Arabien?

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 22 Jun 2009 16:57

At the begining od 1943 there was a german-arabic infantery batallion in
Greece, fighting against the partisans.
Some of the period pictures...

Source : Bundesarchive-Wikipedia
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Re: Freies Arabien?

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 22 Jun 2009 16:58

Another Freies Arabien in Greece...
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Re: Freies Arabien?

Post by Hashem » 06 Sep 2010 23:43

I found this on some video on youtube.

Legion Freies Arabien
Deutsche-Arabische Bataillon Nr 845 was formed May 1943 at the Döllersheim training camp near Linz, Austria, and included men from the Deutsche-Arabische Lehr Abteilung that had not been sent to North Africa.

Nov 1943 it was sent to the Pelopenesus region in Greece where it was attached to 41. Festungs-Division and was used against the Greece ELAS partisans with good results.

Oct 1944 it was withdrawn from Greece into Yugoslavia, Early 1945 it was strengthened by the addition of Arabs from a battalion of Arab volunteers attached to 104. Jäger-Division.

It ended the war near Zagreb.

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