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AZERIS IN WEHRMACHT,SS and others Unit

Post by clement » 05 Aug 2008 17:43

We already had some posts about this topic in AHF
The main one was
viewtopic.php?t=52472
posted by jarek the 19 Jul 2004 (the good ol' Tessin )
Since I made some resarches and found complementary documents.
I have corrected some little things and added a few things.
another great source is the long article written by Jarosław Gdański (LOOOOOOTS of thanks to michalst)
about Foreigners in the Wehrmacht ,SS etc....

Osttürkisches Waffenverband der SS

Formed 01.10.1944
01.10.44 - Waffen-Standartenführer Wilhelm Hintersatz
31.12.44 - SS-Sturmbannführer Josef Fürst
SS Waffengruppe „Aserbeidschan”
Formed 02.45
02.45 - Waffen-Obersturmführer d. SS Alekberli
Kaukasiches Waffenverband der SS
Formed 04.11.1944
SS-Standartenführer Arved Theuermann
SS Waffengruppe „Aserbeidschan”
Formed 11.12.44
09.12.44 - Waffen-Standartenführer d. SS Muhammad Israfil-Bey

Freiwilligen Stamm Regiment 2

1.02.1944 –Mende (France)
Aserbeidschanische Legion ( remnants of Btl 804,806,I/73) Rodez
Armenische Legion :Mende
Wolgatatarische Legion :Le Puy
Tessin says that from April 1944 the Regiment was only for Russians and Ukrainians, and then from June 1944 only for Russians
Einsatz Bataillon /Ostvölkische Führerschule Grafenwöhr
Einsatz Bataillon /Ostvölkische Dolmetscherschule
Russische Einsatz Bataillon I
Russische Einsatz Bataillon II
Russische Einsatz Bataillon III
Ukrainische Einsatz Bataillon
Ersatz und Ausbildungs Bataillon für ukrainische Freiwillige
8.09.1944 – aserb given to Gren. Rgt. 329 162Turk ID
Oberst Dr. Boehme

Einsatz Regiment 6
1944 - in Freiw. Stamm Rgt. 2
Turk. Baupionier Bataillon 1101
Bau Bataillon der Georgische Legion
Bau Bataillon der AserbeidschanischeLegion
Bau Bataillon der Wolgatatarische Legion

Grenadier Regiment 314
4.06.1943 - staff made up of officers from Aserbeidschanische Legion
I - Aserb. Feld Btl. I/4 (Geb.) - Hptm. Hinz
II - Aserb. Feld Btl. I/97 (Jg.) - Hptm. Simma
III - Aserb. Feld Btl. I/101 (Jg.) - Hptm. Dannhauser
13 (IG) Kp. - komp Aserb. Feld. Btl. II/73
14 (Pz.Jg.) Kp. - komp Aserb. Feld. Btl. II/73
14.06.1944 – in II/314
4.06.43 - Oberstltn. Pohle

Grenadier Regiment 329
8.09.1944 – assigned to Turk. Inf. Btl. 162
I - Aserb. Inf. Btl. 804
II - Aserb. Inf. Btl. 806 - Hptm. Steffeg
13 (IG) Kp. - komp Turk. Inf. Btl. 162
14 (Pz.Jg.) Kp. - komp Turk. Inf. Btl. 162

Grenadier Regiment 1607 (kaukasisches)
27.03.1945 - made up of Ostlegion units from 599. Gren. Brig. (russ.)
Stabs Kp. 5.(Georg.)/Kf.Trsp. Rgt 23
I Georg. Btl. 799
II Nordkauk. Btl. 836
III from the combined Aserb. Btl. II./Bergmann i Aserb. Btl. I./111
13 (IG) Kp. Armenians
14 (Pz.Jg.) Kp. Armenians

Aserbeidschanische Legion I
22.07.1942 – set up in Jedlnia (NE Radom Poland)

Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 804 „Aslan”
Formed 3.07.1942 as Kaukasisch-Mohammedanische Inf. Btl. 804,
renamed 22.07.1942 on Aserb. Inf. Btl. 804,
renamed 11.09.1944 on I./GR 329 w 162. (Turk.)
ID. CO from 10.10.42 was Maj. Kurt Gloger (DKiG 21.03.43)Liaison officer :Major Fetelibeyli Dudanginski till march 1943
from 10.03.43 Hptm. Haverland

Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 805
Formed 21.08.1942, disbanded 08.1944 after front action and heavy losses in Crim Penisula
CO from 21.08.42 Hptm. Hoch and from 31.12.42 Hptm.

Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 806 „Igit”
Formed 22.07.1942,
renamed 11.09.1944 on II/GR 329 w 162. (Turk.) ID
CO from Summer 1942 Hptm. Karl-Ludwig Ottendorf

Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 807
Formed 7.12.1942,
renamed 19.04.1944 on IV/GR 765 w 242 ID
CO from 20.12.42 Hptm. Welge,
disbanded 19.01.1945.
In November 1943, the Btl is transferred in the south of France and occupies the area from Cavalaire to St Tropez (HQ Croix Valmer). Assigned to the 242 ID, it is renamed 19 /04/1944 : IV / GR 765 (Co Hauptmann Weber). Destroyed in the 1st day of the landing (the Seventh Army account 18/08/1944 evening numbers 2022 prisoners from the GR 765, including 777 of the aserb IV battalion
Source Alain Chazette "AOK19",
http://www.histoire-fortifications.com/ ... _prod=1758
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /GR765.htm


Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 817
15.01.1943 –formation
6.06.43 - Major Löwe

Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 818
Formed 1943 formation

Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 819 “Djavad Khan”
24.08.1943 – formation
(18.11.44)- Major Heise

Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 820
Autumn1943 – set up uncertain
01.1944 –disbanded

Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 821
Autumn1943 – set up uncertain
01.1944 – disbanded

Kampfgruppe Lange
3 KP
CO Hauptmann Lange



Aserbeidschanische Legion II
20.06.1942 – formed in Priłuki (Ukraine) from Dulag 200.
4.06.1943 - used tor forming IR 314
30.06.42 - Maj. Hoefer
22.10.42 - Obstl. Nicolaus von Üxküll-Gillenbaum

Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon I/4 (Geb.)
Formed in July 1942 as III. Ausb. Btl. der Aserbeidschanische Legion,
September 1943 renamed Aserb. Feld Btl. I./4 (Geb.),
7.06.1943 renamed on I./314 IR in 162. Turkvölkische Infanterie Division. –
23.06.43 - Major Leopold Lenz

Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon I/50
Formed in Autumn 1942 as VII. Ausb. Btl., later renamed on Aserb. Btl. I./50, in January 1943 disbanded

Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon I/73
Formed 2.08.1942 as II. Ausb. Btl. der Aserb. Legion,
September 1942 renamed on Aserb. Feld Btl. I/73,
in 1943 to Bn one included Aserb. Feld Btl. II./73,
disbanded 17.02.1944 and rest to Aserb. Inf. Btl. 806.
1944 Assigned to Freiw. Stamm Rgt. 2
Hauptmann Walter Franke

Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon II/73
Formed in Autumn 1942 as VI. Ausb. Btl. der Aserb. Legion, shortly after renamed on Aserb. Feld Btl. II/73.
1943 - included in I/73. CO from 20.04.43 -20.04.43 –
Hauptmann Felix von Samson-Himmelstjerna

Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon I/97 (Jg.)
. Formed in Autumn 1942 as IV. Ausb. Btl., renamed 17.01.1943 on Aserb. Feld Btl. I./97 (Jg.)



Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon I/101 (Jg.)
Formed in Autumn 1942 as V. Ausb. Btl., later renamed on Aserb. Feld Btl. I./101 (Jg.),
1.06.1943 included to IR 303 of 162 ID


Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon IV/101
- Ausb. Btl.
- Aserb. Feld Btl. IV/101

Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon I/111 „Dönmec”
Formed 4.08.1942 as I. Ausb. Btl. der Aserb. Legion,
renamed August 1942 on Aserb. Feld Btl. I./111,
27.03.1945 disbanded and used to forming III./GR 1607 of 599. Gren. Brig. (russ.).
Hauptmann, Werner Scharrenberg

Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon II/111 “Kormaz”
It seems that this Btl existed (Von Mende and Ismayil Akber Archives)
as a Selbständige Feldbataillon but may be only on paper !!!!!!
Same for a 370 Feldbataillon


Aserbeidschanische Stamm Bataillon

cadre bn formed 1.07.1943


Bergmann
11.07.1942 - Abwehrunternehmen B (1. - 5. Kp.) - Hptm Theodor Oberländer
11.07.1942 - Bataillon „Bergmann”
1. Kp. Georgians - Leutnant Brand
2. Kp. Chechens Dagestanis - Leutnant Vogel
3. Kp. Azeri - Leutnant Zaag
4. Kp. Georgians and Armenians - Leutnant Paul Hoffmann
5. Kp. Georgians emigrants - Oberleutnant Holly
29.09.1942 – formation of:
6. Kp. Chechens Kabards - Kasym Besztokow
7. Schw. NordKauk Chechens Dagestanis Azeris (2/143)
8. Schwadron Cherkess (2/150) Azeris
9. Schwadron Balkars (2/160) - Weich
10. Kp. (Georg.) (2/250)
11. Kp. (Aserb.) (2/250)
12. Schwadron Georgians- M. Dadiani
13. Ersatz Kp. (3/400)
29.10.1942 - Schwadron 7-9 i 13 kp.
1943 - batl I. i II.
I. [1. - 3. Schtz., 4. s. Kp (deutsche)]
II. [5. - 7. Schtz., (aserb.) 8. s. Kp (nordkauk.)]
13. IG Kp. (dt)
14. Pz. Jg. Kp (dt)
28.03.1943 - III. Batalion of the remnant Nordkaukasisches Inf. Btl 801. [9. - 11. Schtz., 12. s. Kp ]
8.04.1943 – new set up as BTL
I. (georg.)/ Bergmann [1. - 3. Schtz., 4. s. Kp ] - Maj. Edmund Braun
II. (aserb.)/Bergmann [5. - 7. Schtz., (asserb.) 8. s. Kp (nordkauk.)] - Maj. Hubert Mertelsmann
III. (kaukas.)/Bergmann [9.Kav., 10. - 11. Schtz., 12. s. Kp ] - Maj. Karl Horstmann



Turk. Sicherungs Bataillon 831
??.??.1943 – set up 4 kp
1./831 1 kp Turk. Stamm Btl.
2./831 1 kp Aserb. Stamm Btl.
3./831 1 kp Armen. Inf. Btl. 815
4./831 1 kp Georg. Inf. Btl. 823

Heeres Bau Pionier Brigade 8
4.(aserb.) Kp./ Bau Brig. 8 and 8.(aserb.) Kp./ Bau Brig. 8 which formed from Azers who served in Bau Pi. Btl 305

Bau Pi. Btl. 25
1943 - 3.(turk.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 25
4.(turk.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 25
9.(aserb.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 25

Bau Pi. Btl. 63
19.08.1943 - 5.(aserb.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 63
renamed November 1944 12./Heeres Bau Pi. Brig. 107

Bau Btl. 87
renamed19.08.1943 - Bau Pi. Btl. 87
26.07.1943 - 1. (aserb.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 87 (turk.?)
29.10.1943 - 3. (turk.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 87
30.05.1944 - 1. (aserb.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 87 > do Bau Pi. Btl. 121
30.05.1944 - 3. (turk.) - > 4.(turk.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 87
4.05.44. Leutnant Lorenz Osterhammer

Eisenbahn Bau Btl. 106
5.04.1943 - 5.(aserb.) Kp./ Eisb. Bau Btl. 106
.08.1944 - destroyed in Ploeşti (Romania)
Stabsfeldfebel. Hauschild
Hauptmann Wilhelm Schmidt

Heeres Bau Pionier Brigade 107
.11.1944 - 4. (turk.) Kp./I./ Heeres Bau Pi. Brig. 107 < 6.05.1944 - z 2. (georg.)/Bau Pi. Btl. 156
8. (georg.) Kp./II. / Heeres Bau Pi. Brig. 107
12.(aserb.) Kp./III./ Heeres Bau Pi. Brig. 107 < .11.1943 - z 5. (aserb.)/Bau Pi. Btl. 63

Eisenbahn Bau Btl. 111
2.01.1943 - 5.(aserb.) Kp./ Eisb. Bau Btl. 111
Oberleutnant Horst Skreczka

Nachschub Btl. (B) 118
21.03.1943 - 5.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl . (B) 118 from 4. (turk.) Kp./Ns. Btl.563
1.09.1943 - 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl . (B) 118
27.03.1945 – disbanded

Bau Btl. 137
10.06.1944 - 2.(turk.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 137
. renamed on 4. (aserb.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 137



Bau Btl. 144
.1944 - 4.(turk. > armen.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 144
.1944 - 5.(turk. > armen.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 144 (18.12.1942 - Lt. Vogt)
4.06.1944 – new set up

Wach Btl. 552 >
formed1.08.1943
3.(georg.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 144
4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 144
5.(wolgatat.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 144
6.(turk.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 144

Nachschub Btl. 548
1943 - 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 548
1943 - 5.(georg.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 548
1.07.1943 - 5./548 > 5.(georg.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 235

Strassenbau Btl. 551
5.(aserb.) Kp./ Strassen Bau Btl. 551
18.12.1942 - Olt. Buch

Nachschub Btl. 552
2.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 543 renamed 1944 - 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 144
3.(wolgatar.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 543 < 1944 - 5.(wolgatar.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 144

Strassenbau Btl. 559
1943 - 5.(aserb.) Kp./ Strassen Bau Btl. 559

Strassenbau Btl. 563
1943 - 5.(aserb.) Kp./ Strassen Bau Btl. 563
19.08.1943 - 4.(aserb.) Kp./Bau Pi. Btl. 563
18.12.1942 - Olt. Schöps

Bau Pi. Btl. 563
19.08.1943 - 4.(aserb.) Kp./Bau Pi. Btl. 563

Nachschub Btl. 572
1943 - 3.(turk.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 572
1943 - 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 572

Nachschub Btl. 573
18.04.1943 - 4.(turk. > aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 573

Nachschub Btl. 584
4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 584

Bau Pi. Btl. 597
4.(aserb.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 597
5.(armen.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 597

There was alsoone aserb Festungsbau-Kompanie 5/111 in 162 Turk DI

Main sources are :jarek and Jarosław Gdański
Others are:

G. Von Mende private Archives
Ismayil Akber private archives
Azerbaycan newspaper N° 1. 1951 München
Georges Mamoulia
Joachim Hoffmann
Oleg Romanko
Alexander Dallin Papers OAC Hoover institution
Alain Chazette
And my many aides de camp from AHF

1/10/1944 Azeris in Wehrmacht ,SS and others units

Number of Units: Number of people

1. 11 Selbstandige Feldbataillons: 10.975
2. 4 Stamm-Bataillons: 3.968
3. 1 Infanterie Regiment (Nr.314) in 162.Turk-Inf. Division: 2290
4. 1 SS Regiment im Ostturkischen Waffenverband : 2851
5. 1 SS-Regiment in Kaukassichen Waffenverband: 1090
6. 2 Btl in the 353 ID: 1824
7. 1 Gebirgsjager-BTL: 927
8. 3 Kompanien der Kampfgruppe “Hauptmann Lange” : 512
9. 2 ”Zeppelin” Kompanien der SS: 348
10. 7 Abwehr (Intelligence) Groups: 175
11. 1 Nachrichten-Btl : 891
12. 1 Genesenden-Btl : 574
13. 5 Selbstandige Arbeits-Btl : 4809
14. 3 Bau-Btl in der Turkovolkisch-Kaukasischen Arbeitbrigade: 2970
15. 2 Kompanien bei der Organisation Todt: 385
16. 3 Wachkompanien in German Wehrmacht: 481
17. 3 Wachgruppen from SD: 92
18. 17 smalls groups in Whermacht (9 Inf.,3Flak und 5 Art): 1748
19. 3 Propagandazuge: 169
30. 2 Brass Bands .: 124

73 Units and Groups= 37913

Others groups of Freiwilligen

In German Units: 511
In ROA: 97
In National Comittee Berlin: 67
Total : 675

Total number= 38588

Source GERHARDT VON MENDE personal archives

Regards
Clement

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Re: AZERIS IN WEHRMACHT,SS and others Unit

Post by Semenov » 05 Aug 2008 20:37

Thanks Clement. Very interisting post!

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Re: AZERIS IN WEHRMACHT,SS and others Unit

Post by Alabvab1 » 03 Dec 2016 16:10

http://youtu.be/pPbIqpFPNAE - Berlin, Azerbaijani legioners

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Re: AZERIS IN WEHRMACHT,SS and others Unit

Post by GregSingh » 07 Dec 2016 00:55

Is this the same event as in legionnaire's newspaper?
Then caption on the YouTube video is wrong, it was not 1944, but November 1943.

Major Faetaelibeyli Dudanginsky
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Re: AZERIS IN WEHRMACHT,SS and others Unit

Post by steve248 » 12 Jan 2017 18:35

Up to 20 Azeris were recruited by Einsatzgruppe D and used in the death squads in the Caucasus (1942), Lemberg/Pripjet/Lublin (1943) and Warsaw (1944). They were the Azeri detachment in the "Kaukasier Kompanie" (Caucasian Company - SD). The major detachment was Georgian; and a mixed detachment consisting of Ossetians, Armenians, Kabadins, Russian and Ukrainaian nationals.
Their overall commander was SS-Hschaf Walter Kehrer who died during his trial at Freiburg im Breisgau, 1992.

The Azeris were recruited from Caucasian army units who surrendered in early 1942 after the Soviet seaborne attacks on Kerch, Feodosia and Jewpatoria were repulsed. Average age about 20-25 years, raw recruits.
Many of them were later tried by the Soviet Military Tribunal in North Caucasus in early 1960s and 1970s and sentenced to 25 years, or less.

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