SS-Panzer-Späh Ers. Kp

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stoveb
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SS-Panzer-Späh Ers. Kp

Post by stoveb » 19 Oct 2004 05:57

Hi guys,

I recently bought this repro photo of a SdKfz 231, with the number plate 70561, which identifies it belonging to the SS-Panzer-Späh Ers. Kp.

Does anyone have any information of the formation/location of this unit?

It looks like the dome of the Berlin Lichterfelde barracks in the background, or am I totally wrong?

Here is the picture, thanks in advance;

Cheers
Steve
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Post by Timo » 19 Oct 2004 22:23

Full name (at least in late 1940 and 1941) was Panzerspäh-Ersatzkompanie Ellwangen and I suppose this was also their location. It was the replacement pool for personell for the armoured car units in the Waffen-SS. Could have been part of the Kradschützen-Ersatzbataillon Ellwangen? I will have to check for further info.

Hope this helps,
Timo

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Post by Piet Duits » 19 Oct 2004 23:33

SS-Kradschützen-Ersatz-Batallion (Ellwangen)
SS-V.Bl. 157/43 v. 1.5.43 (T175 R179 fr. 2714032): SS-Pz.Aufkl.Ausb.u. Ers.Abt. (Ellwangen)

KStN
6545 Stab (1.10.41) (1.10.42)
6585 1. Panzerspäh-Ersatzkompanie (1.4.41)
6551 2.-5. Kradschützen-Ersatzkompanie (1.10.42)
6592 Nachrichten-Ersatzzug für Kradschützen-Ersatz-Batallion (1.4.41)
5080 Genesendenkompanie (1.9.42) (befehl 4870/41 v. 11.11.41)

This is all the data I have on the Batallion

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thanks

Post by stoveb » 20 Oct 2004 04:13

Thanks a lot Timo and Piet,

Ellwangen it is then!

Cheers
Steve

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