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Schuma Btl. 23

Post by VJK » 09 Aug 2009 12:41

Hi!

To carry on:-

23. Schutzmannschaft Battalion:
Formed on 25 February 1942 in Rīga. Surrendered in Kurland on 8 May 1945.

Commander:
25 Feb 1942 - : Hauptmann Kristaps Brigaders

1. Company:
25 Feb 1942 - : Oberleutnant E J Kļaviņš

2. Company:
25 Feb 1942 - : Oberleutnant Silvestrs Skurulis

3. Company:
25 Feb 1942 - : Hauptmann Fridrichs Konrāds-Kondrāts

4. Company:
25 Feb 1942 - : Hauptmann K Vītoliņš

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Daniz92 » 17 Aug 2009 20:05

Cool, Karlis Cirulis was my granddad. Nver knew he was in legion, I was told he kept his past as secret.

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Schuma Bataillon 24

Post by Phil Don » 13 Sep 2009 21:33

Hi

Here what I have on this unit.

24 Schutzmannschaft Bataillon (lettische)
(became the I/Let. SS Freiw.Rgt. 2)

Kdr:
Oberst Alfreds VEVERIS
Major Alfons SKRAUJA

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Schuma Bataillon 24

Post by VJK » 14 Sep 2009 13:49

Hi!

24. Schutzmannschaft Battalion:
Formed on 1 March 1942 in Liepāja. Transferred to the Lettische Legion as I Battalion, SS-Freiwillige Regiment 2/lett. on 18 April 1943.

Commander:
1 Mar 1942 - 9 Feb 1943: Oberstleutnant Alfreds Jūlijs Vēveris
9 Feb 1943 - 18 Apr 1943: Hauptmann Alfons Skrauja

Adjutant:
1 Mar 1942 - : Hauptmann A Valdmanis

IVb:
Oberleutnant A Stepe

1. Company:
1 Mar 1942 - : Hauptmann Teodors Volbergs
- 18 Apr 1943: Oberleutnant Aleksandrs Nudienis

2. Company:
1 Mar 1942 - : Hauptmann Eduards Stīpnieks

3. Company:
1 Mar 1942 - 18 Apr 1943: Oberleutnant Valdemārs Vabulis

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Schuma Bataillon 25

Post by VJK » 15 Sep 2009 10:12

Hi!

The next one...

25. Schutzmannschaft Battalion:
Formed on 6 March 1942 in Liepāja. Transferred to the Lettische Freiwilligen Polizei Regiment 2 as II Battalion on 7 February 1944.

Commander:
6 Mar 1942 - 7 Feb 1944: Oberstleutnant Kārlis Plikausis

Adjutant:
- 7 Feb 1944: Hauptmann Jānis Šteinbriks

IVa:
Hauptmann Dzelme

IVb:
Major Kārlis Juvars

1. Company:
6 Mar 1942 - : Hauptmann Žanis Zemgals
Hauptmann Eduards Pūce

2. Company:
6 Mar 1942 - : Hauptmann Rūdolfs Jaunliniņš
Oberleutnant J Līdums
Oberleutnant Skalde

3. Company:
6 Mar 1942 - 1942: Hauptmann R Aluts
1942 - : Hauptmann Eduards Pūce
Hauptmann Hermanis Gūtmanis

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Phil Don » 15 Sep 2009 16:44

Hi Valdis

You are faster than me and answer before my question. :D

In my notes Hauptmann R. ALUTS was it's first (acting) commander before Kārlis Plikausis. And thanks for the pic of him in german uniform, never found it before.

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26 Schuma Bataillon

Post by Phil Don » 28 Sep 2009 06:36

For the unit:

26 Schutzmannschaft Bataillon (lettische)

Kdr:
Oberstleutnant GREDZENS
Oberst Alfreds VEVERIS
Oberstleutnant Karlis APERATS

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26 Schuma Bataillon

Post by VJK » 29 Sep 2009 13:17

Hi Phil, this is what I have. I have no record of Vēveris commanding the battalion.

26. Schutzmannschaft Battalion:
Formed on 6 March 1942 in Tukums. Transferred to the Lettische Legion as II Battalion, SS-Freiwillige Regiment 2/lett. on 19 April 1943.

Commander:
6 Mar 1942 - 25 Aug 1942: Oberstleutnant Alfrēds Gredzens
25 Aug 1942 - 6 Sep 1942: Hauptmann Pēteris Rudzītis (acting)
6 Sep 1942 - 3 Apr 1943: Oberstleutnant Kārlis Aperāts
3 Apr 1943 - 19 Apr 1943: SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl Wichmann

Adjutant:
6 Mar 1942 - : Oberleutnant Dāvis Timmermanis

IVa:
6 Mar 1942 - 25 Aug 1942: Hauptmann Žanis Mittenbergs

IVb:
6 Mar 1942 - 19 Apr 1943: Hauptmann Osvalds Rode

1. Company:
6 Mar 1942 - :

2. Company:
6 Mar 1942 - Jan 1943: Hauptmann Jānis Cīrulis
Jan 1943 - 19 Apr 1943: Hauptmann Vilis Grants

3. Company:
6 Mar 1942 - Oct 1942: Hauptmann Pēteris Rudzītis
Oct 1942 - 19 Apr 1943: Hauptmann Pēteris Greizis

4. Company:
Oct 1942 - 19 Apr 1943: Hauptmann Pēteris Rudzītis

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27 Schuma Bataillon

Post by VJK » 29 Sep 2009 13:22

The next one...

27. Schutzmannschaft Battalion:
Formed on 14 March 1942 in Rīga. Disbanded in April 1943 and remnants transferred to the 23. Schutzmannschaft Battalion.

Commander:
14 Mar 1942 - 3 Aug 1942: Hauptmann Kārlis Bēms
3 Aug 1942 - 20 Feb 1943: Oberstleutnant Kārlis Alfreds Zīverts

1. Company:
14 Mar 1942 - : Hauptmann Eduards Strauts
Oberleutnant K Gailītis

2. Company:
14 Mar 1942 - 6 Feb 1943: Hauptmann Emils Mežītis

3. Company:
14 Mar 1942 - : Oberleutnant V Riekstiņš
Oberleutnant K Gaiķis
Leutnant Rolands Skambergs

4. Company:
14 Mar 1942 - : Oberleutnant Vilis Miesnieks
Oberleutnant Juris Mazurs

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28. Schutzmannschaft Battalion:

Post by VJK » 29 Sep 2009 13:29

And the next...

28. Schutzmannschaft Battalion:
Formed on 9 March 1942 in Liepāja. Transferred to the Lettische Legion as III Battalion, Lettische SS-Freiwilligen Regiment Nr. 5 on 15 July 1943.

Commander:
9 Mar 1942 - 11 Mar 1942: Oberleutnant Kārlis Mūsiņš (acting)
11 Mar 1942 - 9 Jun 1942: Oberstleutnant Antons Grāmatiņš
9 Jun 1942 - 15 Jul 1943: Hauptmann Ernests Šmits

Adjutant:
Mar 1942 - 11 Jun 1942: Oberleutnant Ģ Kūnaus
11 Jun 1942 - : Oberleutnant Vinters

IVa:
Mar 1942 - 27 Jun 1942: Hauptmann J Dragūns
27 Jun 1942 - : Hauptmann Vilis Alfreds Zutis

1. Company:
9 Mar 1942 - 11 Mar 1942: Leutnant Ernests Balodis (acting)
11 Mar 1942 - : Oberleutnant Kārlis Mūsiņš

2. Company:
Mar 1942 - : Oberleutnant Rūdolfs Arness

3. Company:
Mar 1942 - : Oberleutnant Nikolajs Lečmanis

4. Company:
24 Apr 1942 - : Hauptmann L Lazdiņš

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Two artillery officers named STRAUTS

Post by Phil Don » 04 Oct 2009 09:07

Many thanks Valdis for all these infos.

Looking in my files I have a problem with two Hstuf of the 15th artillery regiment. Both were named STRAUTS. I have Eduards (Kdr II bat) and Osvalds (Kdr III bat). In an old topic we speak about Eduards but do you have the bio or a pic of Osvalds.

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by VJK » 04 Oct 2009 12:00

Hi Phil,

I am currently at my country house in the Alazani Valley in Georgia and away from all my reference books - I don't yet know when I will be back in Riga, but when I am, I'll see what I have for Osvalds Strauts and let you know.

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266-E. Schutzmannschaft Battalion

Post by VJK » 15 Nov 2009 11:59

Hi,

The next Schuma Battalion:

266-E. Schutzmannschaft Battalion:
Formed on 21 March 1942 in Rīga as 16-E. Schutzmannschaft Battalion. Renamed 266-E. Schutzmannschaft Battalion on 18 May 1942. Transferred to the Lettische Freiwilligen Polizei Regiment 1 in October 1944.

Commander:
21 Mar 1942 - 14 Aug 1942: Oberstleutnant Osvalds Meija
14 Aug 1942 - 9 Feb 1943: Hauptmann Alfons Skrauja
9 Feb 1943 - 1944: Major Oskars Tiltiņš
1943 - 1943: Hauptmann Kārlis Kaliņš (acting)
1944 - Oct 1944: Hauptmann Andrejs Tauriņš
Oct 1944 - Oct 1944: Oberstleutnant Kārlis Gerbers

Adjutant:
Hauptmann Jānis Cīrulis

1. Company:
21 Mar 1942 - : Hauptmann Erichs Ezernieks

2. Company:
21 Mar 1942 - 1942: Hauptmann Rudolfs Jenkēvičs
1942 - 15 Jan 1943: Hauptmann Fricis Avotiņš

3. Company:
21 Mar 1942 - : Hauptmann Kārlis Ludvigs Kronis

MG. Company:
21 Mar 1942 - : Hauptmann E Pērkonis

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Phil Don » 15 Nov 2009 17:23

Hi

Thanks Valdis.

Here the pic of Hauptmann Andrejs Tauriņš and Major Oskars Tiltiņš. The others (except Kārlis Kaliņš) are already in the forum.

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Edgars Teofils Jākobsons

Post by Phil Don » 15 Nov 2009 17:43

Hi Valdis

I've recently found the bio of a latvian pulkvedis named Edgars Teofils Jākobsons. It says (in latvian) "2. pasaules kara b. saimnieciskos amatos latv. leģionā. " I think the translation means he serve in latvian legion in economic matters (intendant?) but I don't have him in my list of officers members of the latvian legion. Do you know something on his legion's membership. Did he was Standartenführer?

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