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Post by ninoo » 14 Jun 2004 04:33

Dear Friends,

I will be glad if you could help me to provide infos about Armenian Legion in Wehrmacht. I need info about:
1. where, when and by whom the legion was founded?
2. its OOB and commander
3. its service (where, when, and against whom)
4. its fate after the war

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Post by tyskaorden » 14 Jun 2004 16:06

I have some information, not much but its something. The Armenian Legion was formed in 1942 and consisted of Ostbataillone Nr. 808 and 809. During 1943 the Armenian Legion raised Ostbtl. Nr. 810-816.

There also was 22 Armenian independent ordnance depot, supply, construction-engineer, railwayconstruction and roadconstruction companies.

The German 162nd Infantry Division was tasked during the period May 1942 - May 1943 to train troops of the various Eastern Legions among which was Armenians. The Armenian Battalions was designated as 2nd Bn/Infantry Regiment 9, 1st Bn./Inf.Regt. 125, 1st Bn./Inf.Regt. 198 and 3rdBn./Inf.Regt. 73.

The 162nd later became known as the Trucoman Division and fought partisans in Slovenia and Italy. This is as much information I have at the moment.

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Post by ninoo » 15 Jun 2004 02:31

Hi Tyskaorden,

Thanks a million times for the great infos.

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Post by jarek_g » 01 Jul 2004 09:17

Hi ninoo,


Armenische Legion (I.)
Formed 24.06.1942 in Lochwica (Ukraine) in 162. ID. 4.06.1943 - included to Turk. Ersatz Rgt 162. Legion CO from 5.07.1942 was Oberstleutnant Walter Engholm.

Composition:
I. Armenische Ausbildungs Bataillon › Btl. I./125
II. Armen. Ausb. Btl. › Btl. I./198
III. Armen. Ausb. Btl. › Btl. II./9
IV. Armen. Ausb. Btl. › Btl. III/73


Armenische Legion (II.)
Formed 4.07.1942 - in Pulawy (Generalgouvernement) from Dulag 127. Legion 18.10.1943 removed to France. From 1.02.1944 subordinate Freiwilligen Stamm Regiment 2
Legion CO from 5.07.1942 was Hauptmann Kucera, from 21.08.1942 Oberleutnant Becker, from October 1942 Hauptmann Präetorius, from 20.12.1942 Major Konrad Schultheiß and from 26.10.1944 Major Wilhelm Housselle.

Composition:
I. Armen Ausb. Btl. › Btl. 808
II. Armen Ausb. Btl. › Btl. 809
III. Armen Ausb. Btl. › Btl. 810
IV. Armen Ausb. Btl. › Btl. 812
V. Armen Ausb. Btl. › Btl. 813
VI. Armen Ausb. Btl. › Btl. 814
VII. Armen Ausb. Btl. › Btl. 815
VIII. Armen Ausb. Btl. › Btl. 816

Armenian Battalions:

 Armenische Feld Bataillon II./9
Fromed 4.08.1942 as III. Ausb. Btl. der Armenische Legion. Renamed September 1942 on Armen. Feld Btl. II/9. Renamed 17.04.1944 on IV. (Arm.) /Grenadier Regiment 917. of 242. Gren. Div. 19.01.1945 disbanded.
CO from 4.08.1942 Hptm. Krauss, from 8.08.1942 Maj. Engholm, later Hptm. Freund

 Armenische Feld Bataillon III./73 - did not finish of forming; incarnate to other armenians units.

 Armenische Feld Bataillon I./125
Formed 4.08.1942 as I. Ausb. Btl. der Armenische Legion. Renamed September 1942 on Armen. Feld Btl. I./125. Renamed 19.04.1942 on III./GR 523. of 297. ID. CO Hptm. Kirstein

 Armenische Feld Bataillon I./198
Formed 4.08.1942 as II. Ausb. Btl. der Armenische Legion. Renamed September 1942 on Armen. Feld Btl. I/198. Renamed 17.04.1944 on IV./IR 918 of 242. ID. 10.01.1945 disbanded. CO was Hptm. Renner

 Armenische Infanterie Bataillon 808
Formed 3.07.1942. Disbanded 22.04.1943 after fights in 1. Geb. Div. Rest as Armen. Bau Kp. 808.
CO from July 1942 Hptm. Zverling (commanded to 22.08.42); and from 17.08.1942 Maj. Kucera.

 Armenische Infanterie Bataillon 809
Formed 2.08.1942. CO from 20.02.1943 was Maj. Konrad Schultheiss.


 Armenische Infanterie Bataillon 810
Formed 28.02.1942. Renamed 19.04.1944 on III./GR 128. of 48. ID. CO from 28.08.1942 was Olt. Becker

 Armenische Infanterie Bataillon 812
Formed 1.02.1943. Renamed 19.04.1944 on IV./GR 743. of 719. ID in North of Breda (Holland). In 1945 as Armen. Bau Pionier Btl. 812 in Holland. CO from 1.04.1943 was Hptm. Rudolf Schmidt.


Armenische Infanterie Bataillon 813
Formed 4.02.1943. Renamed 19.04.1944on IV./GR 863. of 348. ID. Disbanded 19.01.1945. CO from 6.06.1943 was Hptm. Emil Wolf


 Armenische Infanterie Bataillon 814
Formed 3.05.1943 - utworzony. Disbanded 19.09.1944. Rest as Armen. BauPi. Kp. 422. CO ?


 Armenische Infanterie Bataillon 815
Formed 24.08.1943. Renamed 19.04.1944 on IV./GR 869. of 356. ID. CO ?


 Armenische Infanterie Bataillon 816
Formed in September 1943. Disbanded in December 1943. CO ?


 In 1943 formed 3./831 Turk. Sicherungs Bataillon 831 from one coy / Armen. Inf. Btl. 815


Then outside Armenians bns:

In Eisenbahn Bau Btl. 12
18.03.1943 formed 5.(armen.) Kp./ Eisb. Brücken Bau Btl. 12. Renamed 23.08.1943 on 5. Kp./ Eisb. Bau Btl. 12 and 21.09.1943 on 5.(turk.) Kp./ Eisb. Bau Btl. 12. Finally 7.07.1944 on 5.(armen.) Kp./ Eisb. Bau Btl. 12.
CO 18.03.1943 was Olt. Christel, from 19.07.1943 - Olt. Brandt, and from 1.08.1943 - Hptm. Schönfelder.

In Bau Pionier Brigade 18 existed 4. and 8. (armen.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Brig. 18

In Bau Batailllon 51
5.(armen.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 51

In Bau Batailllon 55
Existed 4.(armen.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 55. Renamed 21.07.19433. on 4. (armen.) Kp. CO from 1.09.1943 was Lt. Ernst Röder.

In Bau Btl. 144
In 1944 - 4.(turk.) Kp. / Bau Btl. 144 renamed on 4. (armen.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 144
Similarly 5.(turk. > armen.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 144 . CO 5. (turk. Kp.) from 18.12.1942 was Lt. Vogt
Bn disbanded 4.06.1944.

In Nachschub Btl. 151 B
4. (turk.) Kp./Nachschubs Btl 606 renamed in 1943 on 6.(turk.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 151 and later (oneself year) on 6. (georg./armen.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 151 < z

In Bau Pi. Btl. 156
22.08.1943 formed 3.(armen.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 156. Renamed 6.05.1944 on 5.(armen.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 797

In Bau Btl. 248
3.(turk.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 248 16.03.1943 renamed on 3.(armen) Kp./ Bau Btl. 248

In Bau Pionier Btl. 257
10.05.1943 formed 7. (turk.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 257. Coy renamed 1.08.1943 on 7. (armen.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 257, and 19.08.1943 renamed on 4.(armen.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 25. 7

In Bau Pi. Btl. 401
5. (turk.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 401 renamed 19.08.1943 on 5. (armen.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 401. CO was Olt. Günther Richter

In Bau Pi. Btl. 413
Armenische Kp. Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 413 renamed 19.08.1943 on 5.(armen.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 413 and 12.09.1943 renamed on 1.(armen.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 413. CO from 4.06.1943 - Olt Hans Reinemann

In Bau Pi. Btl. 416
3.(armen.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 416 renamed 23.02.1943 on 3.( turk.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 416 (4./416). CO Olt Reinhard, from 15.12.43 Olt Friedrich Mezer, in 1944 - Hptm. Ernst Schulz.

Nachschub Btl. 546
3.(turk. > armen.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 546
4.(turk. > armen.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 546
5.(kauk.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 546
6.(turk.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 546

In Wach Btl. 591
Existed 5.(armen.) Kp./ Wach Btl. 591

In Nachschub Btl. 591
Existed 5.(armen.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 591

In Bau Pi. Btl. 597
Existed 5.(armen.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 597

In Nachschub Btl. 606
Existed 4.(georg./armen.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 606

In Nachschub Btl. 619
Existed 5.(armen.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 619

In Nachschub Btl. 720
Existed 3.and 4. (armen.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 720

In Waffen SS (not Armenische Legion):

SS-Waffengruppe „Armenien” / Kaukasiches Waffenverband der SS
Formed regiment (two bns) from 11.12.1944. CO from start of 1945 was Waffen-Standartenführer d. SS Vardan Sarkissjan.

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 01 Jul 2004 09:44

tyskaorden wrote:The 162nd later became known as the Trucoman Division and fought partisans in Slovenia and Italy. This is as much information I have at the moment.


It was called "Turkistan" or "Turkistanische", not Trucoman.

More on Div. is here.

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Post by ninoo » 02 Jul 2004 10:48

Hi friends,

Kocjo, thanks a million times for the links... :D
And jarek_g...wow...thanks a million times for your infos also. You are one of the best info sources about the Ostlegions... :D
BTW, if the Armenians serve in 162.Turkistanische Division, how about their's relationship with Azerbaijan contingents in the same division? Both of them were bitter enemy, even until this day.

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Post by jarek_g » 14 Jul 2004 14:45

Hi ninoo,
my sources about Armenian Legion is NARA files. Armenian Legion in 162. ID was T-315 rol. 1455 and Armenian Legion in GG was T-501 rol. 215, 216, 217. Many infos in book Joachim Hoffmann Die Ostlegionen 1941-1943, Freiburg iB. 1976 (german language).
Armenians not served in 162. Turk Div. Nb. Armenian contigent in Freiwillige Stamm Diviision served in Freiw. Stamm Regiment 2. and Azerbeijan - in Freiw. Stamm Rgt 1.
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Post by ninoo » 15 Jul 2004 02:07

Hi jarek_g,

Thanks again for the infos. About Joachim Hoffmann's Die Ostlegionen 1941-1943, did you ever read it? If so, how about the contents? Is it good enough? I wonder if the book also have pictures...

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Post by jarek_g » 19 Jul 2004 13:10

Hi guys,

As supplement to discussion about Armenians info about Asers Wehrmachts (and Waffen SS) units:

Aserbeidschanische Legion in 162. ID
Formed 20.06.1942 in Priluki (Ukraine) from Dulag 200 and 4.06.1943 used to forming IR 314. CO from 30.06.42 - Maj. Hoefer, from 22.10.42 Obstl. Nicolaus von Üxküll-Gillenbaum
Composition:
Aserb. Unteroffizierschule
Aserb. Bau Kompanie
Aserb. Ersatz Bataillon
I. Ausbildungs Btl. renamed › Aserbeidschanische Inf. Btl. I./111
II. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. II./295 renamed on I./73
III. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. I./4 (Geb.)
IV. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. I./97 (Jg.)
V. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. I./101 (Jg.)
VI. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. II./73
VII. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. I./50

Marked (Geb.), that unit was intended to Mountain Division (Gebirgs Division), Jg. > to Riffle (Light) Division (Jäger Division). Without mark - to “normal” Infantry Division.

Aserbeidschanische Legion
formed 22.07.1942 in Jedlnia (NE Radom) in Generalgouvernement from Turkestanische - Kaukasiche - Mahomedanische Legion (CO: Major Andreas Mayer-Mader, this Legion formed 13.01.1942).

Aserbeidschanische Stamm Bataillon (cadre bn formed 1.07.1943)

I. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl.804
II. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 805
III. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 806
IV. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 807
V. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 817
VI. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 818
VII. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 819
VIII. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 820
IX. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 821

Aserbeidschanische Battalions:

 Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon I/4 (Geb.)
Formed in July 1942 as III. Ausb. Btl. der Aserbeidschanische Legion, in September 1943 renamed Aserb. Feld Btl. I./4 (Geb.), 7.06.1943 renamed on I./314 IR in 162. Turkvölkische Infanterie Division. CO to 23.06.43 - Maj. 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.
CO Hptm. 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 - Hptm. 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 I./111 „Dönmec” (name unofficial, but written on battalion pennant)
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.). CO Hptm, Werner Scharrenberg


 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 804 „Aslan” (name unofficial, but written on battalion pennant)
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), from 10.03.43 Hptm. Haverland

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 805
Fromed 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. Wolf


 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 806 „Igit” (name unofficial, but written on battalion fanion)
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, disbanded 19.01.1945.
CO from 20.12.42 Hptm. Welge

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 817
Formed 15.01.1943, CO to 6.06.43 Maj. Löwe

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 818
Formed 1943

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 819
Formed 24.08.1943
CO Maj. Heise (18.11.44)

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 820
Formed in Autumn 1943, disbanded January 1944.

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 821
Formed in Autumn 1943, disbanded January 1944.

As part of German units:

Heeres Bau Pionier Brigade 8
Existed: 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
In 1943 - 44 existed 9.(aserb.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 25

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

Bau Btl. 87 renamed 19.08.1943 on Bau Pi. Btl. 87
1. (aserb.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 87 formed 26.07.1943, moved 30.05.1944 in Bau Pi. Btl. 121, CO from 4.05.44. Ltn. Lorenz Osterhammer

Eisenbahn Bau Btl. 106
5.(aserb.) Kp./ Eisb. Bau Btl. 106 formed 5.04.1943. August 1944 - destroyed by Ploeşti (Romania) CO Stabsfeldwebel Hauschild and later Hptm. Wilhelm Schmidt

Heeres Bau Pionier Brigade 107
12.(aserb.) Kp./III./ Heeres Bau Pi. Brig. 107 formed November 1943 from 5. (aserb.)/Bau Pi. Btl. 63

Eisenbahn Bau Btl. 111
2.01.1943 formed 5.(aserb.) Kp./ Eisb. Bau Btl. 111, CO Olt. Horst Skreczka

Nachschub Btl. (B) 118
5.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl . (B) 118 formed 21.03.1943 from 4. (turk.) Kp./Ns. Btl.563
1.09.1943 formed new 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl . (B) 118 [disbanded 27.03.1945]

Bau Btl. 137
in 1944 4.(turk.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 137 renamed on 4. (aserb.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 137

Wach Btl. 552 > 1.08.1943 - Nachschub Btl. 144
In 1943 - 44 existed 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 144

Nachschub Btl. 548
1943 formed 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 548

Strassenbau Btl. 551
5.(aserb.) Kp./ Strassen Bau Btl. 551, CO from 18.12.1942 Olt. Buch

Nachschub Btl. 552
2.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 543 renamed in 1944 from 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 144

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

Strassenbau Btl. 563
In 1943 formed 5.(aserb.) Kp./ Strassen Bau Btl. 563, renamed 19.08.1943 on 4.(aserb.) Kp./Bau Pi. Btl. 563, CO 18.12.1942 - Olt. Schöps

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

Nachschub Btl. 572
In 1943existed 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 572

Nachschub Btl. 573
4.(turk.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 573 renamed 18.04.1943 on 4. 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

In Waffen SS existed two regiments (Waffengruppe):
 SS Waffengruppe „Aserbeidschan”
11.12.44 - formed as cavalry unit, CO from 9.12.44 - Waffen-Staf. Muhammad Izrafil-Bey

 SS Waffengruppe „Aserbeidschan”
02.45 - formed as mountain unit, CO Waffen-Ostuf. Alekberli

Bestreg.
Jarek

PS. ninoo,
Joachim Hoffmann was excellent author of ground books about eastern troops in German side:
1. Deutsche und Kalmyken 1942 – 1945, Freiburg iB. 1974,
2. Die Ostlegionen 1941-1943, Freiburg iB. 1976,
3. Die Geschichte der Wlassow Armee, Freiburg iB. 1984.
4. Kaukasien 1942/1943. Das deutsche Heer und die Orientvölker der Sowjetunion, Freiburg iB. 1991.
In each book many pictures but noted also in Internet.
J.

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Post by jarek_g » 19 Jul 2004 14:22

Hi guys,

As supplement to discussion about Armenians info about Asers Wehrmachts (and Waffen SS) units:

Aserbeidschanische Legion in 162. ID
Formed 20.06.1942 in Priluki (Ukraine) from Dulag 200 and 4.06.1943 used to forming IR 314. CO from 30.06.42 - Maj. Hoefer, from 22.10.42 Obstl. Nicolaus von Üxküll-Gillenbaum
Composition:
Aserb. Unteroffizierschule
Aserb. Bau Kompanie
Aserb. Ersatz Bataillon
I. Ausbildungs Btl. renamed › Aserbeidschanische Inf. Btl. I./111
II. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. II./295 renamed on I./73
III. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. I./4 (Geb.)
IV. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. I./97 (Jg.)
V. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. I./101 (Jg.)
VI. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. II./73
VII. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. I./50

Marked (Geb.), that unit was intended to Mountain Division (Gebirgs Division), Jg. > to Riffle (Light) Division (Jäger Division). Without mark - to “normal” Infantry Division.

Aserbeidschanische Legion
formed 22.07.1942 in Jedlnia (NE Radom) in Generalgouvernement from Turkestanische - Kaukasiche - Mahomedanische Legion (CO: Major Andreas Mayer-Mader, this Legion formed 13.01.1942).

Aserbeidschanische Stamm Bataillon (cadre bn formed 1.07.1943)

I. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl.804
II. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 805
III. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 806
IV. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 807
V. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 817
VI. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 818
VII. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 819
VIII. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 820
IX. Ausb. Btl. › Aserb. Btl. 821

Aserbeidschanische Battalions:

 Aserbeidschanische Feld Bataillon I/4 (Geb.)
Formed in July 1942 as III. Ausb. Btl. der Aserbeidschanische Legion, in September 1943 renamed Aserb. Feld Btl. I./4 (Geb.), 7.06.1943 renamed on I./314 IR in 162. Turkvölkische Infanterie Division. CO to 23.06.43 - Maj. 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.
CO Hptm. 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 - Hptm. 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 I./111 „Dönmec” (name unofficial, but written on battalion pennant)
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.). CO Hptm, Werner Scharrenberg


 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 804 „Aslan” (name unofficial, but written on battalion pennant)
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), from 10.03.43 Hptm. Haverland

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 805
Fromed 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. Wolf


 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 806 „Igit” (name unofficial, but written on battalion fanion)
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, disbanded 19.01.1945.
CO from 20.12.42 Hptm. Welge

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 817
Formed 15.01.1943, CO to 6.06.43 Maj. Löwe

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 818
Formed 1943

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 819
Formed 24.08.1943
CO Maj. Heise (18.11.44)

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 820
Formed in Autumn 1943, disbanded January 1944.

 Aserbeidschanische Infanterie Bataillon 821
Formed in Autumn 1943, disbanded January 1944.

As part of German units:

Heeres Bau Pionier Brigade 8
Existed: 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
In 1943 - 44 existed 9.(aserb.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 25

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

Bau Btl. 87 renamed 19.08.1943 on Bau Pi. Btl. 87
1. (aserb.) Kp./ Bau Btl. 87 formed 26.07.1943, moved 30.05.1944 in Bau Pi. Btl. 121, CO from 4.05.44. Ltn. Lorenz Osterhammer

Eisenbahn Bau Btl. 106
5.(aserb.) Kp./ Eisb. Bau Btl. 106 formed 5.04.1943. August 1944 - destroyed by Ploeşti (Romania) CO Stabsfeldwebel Hauschild and later Hptm. Wilhelm Schmidt

Heeres Bau Pionier Brigade 107
12.(aserb.) Kp./III./ Heeres Bau Pi. Brig. 107 formed November 1943 from 5. (aserb.)/Bau Pi. Btl. 63

Eisenbahn Bau Btl. 111
2.01.1943 formed 5.(aserb.) Kp./ Eisb. Bau Btl. 111, CO Olt. Horst Skreczka

Nachschub Btl. (B) 118
5.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl . (B) 118 formed 21.03.1943 from 4. (turk.) Kp./Ns. Btl.563
1.09.1943 formed new 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl . (B) 118 [disbanded 27.03.1945]

Bau Btl. 137
in 1944 4.(turk.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 137 renamed on 4. (aserb.) Kp./ Bau Pi. Btl. 137

Wach Btl. 552 > 1.08.1943 - Nachschub Btl. 144
In 1943 - 44 existed 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 144

Nachschub Btl. 548
1943 formed 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 548

Strassenbau Btl. 551
5.(aserb.) Kp./ Strassen Bau Btl. 551, CO from 18.12.1942 Olt. Buch

Nachschub Btl. 552
2.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 543 renamed in 1944 from 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 144

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

Strassenbau Btl. 563
In 1943 formed 5.(aserb.) Kp./ Strassen Bau Btl. 563, renamed 19.08.1943 on 4.(aserb.) Kp./Bau Pi. Btl. 563, CO 18.12.1942 - Olt. Schöps

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

Nachschub Btl. 572
In 1943existed 4.(aserb.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 572

Nachschub Btl. 573
4.(turk.) Kp./ Ns. Btl. 573 renamed 18.04.1943 on 4. 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

In Waffen SS existed two regiments (Waffengruppe):
 SS Waffengruppe „Aserbeidschan”
11.12.44 - formed as cavalry unit, CO from 9.12.44 - Waffen-Staf. Muhammad Izrafil-Bey

 SS Waffengruppe „Aserbeidschan”
02.45 - formed as mountain unit, CO Waffen-Ostuf. Alekberli

Bestreg.
Jarek

PS. ninoo,
Joachim Hoffmann was excellent author of ground books about eastern troops in German side:
1. Deutsche und Kalmyken 1942 – 1945, Freiburg iB. 1974,
2. Die Ostlegionen 1941-1943, Freiburg iB. 1976,
3. Die Geschichte der Wlassow Armee, Freiburg iB. 1984.
4. Kaukasien 1942/1943. Das deutsche Heer und die Orientvölker der Sowjetunion, Freiburg iB. 1991.
In each book many pictures but noted also in Internet.
J.

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Post by ninoo » 20 Jul 2004 02:08

Hi jarek_g,

Thanks a lot for your info's about Joachim Hoffmann's books and your additional infos... :D :D :D You are a great expert of Osttruppen in this forum... :D :D :D

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Post by ninoo » 23 Aug 2004 08:04

Hi Gamavor,

Thank U very much for the link. :D I think the site is a cool. Unfortunately, I can't speak Armenian, let alone to read the Cyrilic. :( However, it still interesting.

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Post by Benoit Douville » 30 Dec 2004 05:49

Any of you have more info about the performance of the Armenian Legion who fought in the boot and in Slovenia?

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