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Post by Ivan Ž. » 14 Jun 2005 18:26

1.SS-Panzer-Division - "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler"
2.SS-Panzer-Division - "Das Reich" (also "Verfügungstruppe", "Deutschland", "Reich")
3.SS-Panzer-Division - "Totenkopf"
4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division - "SS-Polizei-Division"
5.SS-Panzer-Division - "Wiking" (also "Germania")
6.SS-Gebirgsjäger-Division - "Nord"
7.SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgsjäger-Division - "Prinz Eugen"
8.SS-Kavallerie-Division - "Florian Geyer"
9.SS-Panzer-Division - "Hohenstaufen"
10.SS-Panzer-Division - "Frundsberg" (also "Karl der Große")
11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division - "Nordland"
12.SS-Panzer-Division - "Hitlerjugend"
13.Waffen-Gebirgsjäger-Division der SS (kroatische Nr.1) - "Handschar"
14.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (galizische / ukrainische Nr.1) - "Galizien"
15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr.1) - "Lettland"
16.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division - "Reichsführer-SS"
17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division - "Götz von Berlichingen"
18.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division "Horst Wessel"
19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr.2) - "Latvia"
20.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr.1) - "Estland"
21.Waffen-Gebirgsjäger-Division der SS (albanische Nr.1) - "Skanderbeg"
22.SS-Freiwilligen-Kavallerie-Division - "Maria Theresa" (ungarische)
23.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division (niederländische Nr.1) - "Nederland"
23.Waffen-Gebirgsjäger-Division der SS (kroatische Nr.2) - "Kama"
24.Waffen-Gebirgsjäger-Division der SS - "Karstjäger"
25.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (ungarische Nr.1) - "Hunyadi"
26.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (ungarische Nr.2) - "Hungaria" (also "Gömbös")
27.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division (flämische Nr.1) - "Langemarck"
28.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division - "Wallonien" (wallonische)
29.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (italienische Nr.1) - "Italien"
29.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (rußische Nr.1) (also "R.O.N.A.")
30.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (rußische Nr.2)
30.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (weißruthenische Nr.1) - "Weißruthenien"
31.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division - "Batschka" (also "Kukuruz", "Lombard")
32.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division - "30.Januar"
33.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (französische Nr.1) - "Charlemagne"
33.Waffen-Kavallerie-Division der SS (ungarische Nr.3)
34.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division - "Landstorm Nederland" (niederländische Nr.2)
35.SS-Polizei-Grenadier-Division - "SS-Polizei-Division II"
36.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS - "Dirlewanger"
37.SS-Freiwilligen-Kavallerie-Division - "Lützow"
38.SS-Grenadier-Division - "Nibelungen" (also "Junkerschule")

SS-Grenadier-Division - "Neu Turkistan"
SS-Panzer-Division - "Tannenberg"
Kampfgruppe-Division - "Böhmen-Mähren"

39.SS-Gebirgsjäger-Division - "Andreas Hofer" (planned but not formed)
40.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division - "Feldherrnhalle" (planned but not formed)
41.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (finnisches Nr.1) - "Kalevala" (planned but not formed)
42.SS-Division - "Niedersachsen" (planned but not formed)
43.SS-Division - "Reichsmarschall" (planned but not formed)
44.SS-Panzer-Division - "Wallenstein" (planned but not formed)
45.SS-Division - "Warager" (planned but not formed)

SS-Panzer-Brigade "Groß"
SS-Panzer-Brigade "Westfalen"

Brigade der Waffen-SS "Schuldt"
SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Brigade "Landstorm Nederland"
4.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Brigade "Nederland"
5.SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade "Wallonien"
6.SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade "Langemarck"
SS-Sturmbrigade "Dirlewanger"
Sturmbrigade "Reichsführer-SS"
Waffen-Sturm-Brigade "Kaminski"
Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS "Charlemange"
Waffen-Gebirgsjäger-Brigade der SS "Karstjäger"

1.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler"
2.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler"
3.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Deutschland"
4.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Der Führer"
6.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Theodor Eicke"
9.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Germania"
10.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Westland"
SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Nordland"
11.SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment - "Reinhard Heydrich"
12.SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment - "Michael Gaißmair"
13.SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment - "Artur Phleps"
14.SS-Freiwilligen-Gebrigsjäger-Regiment - "Skanderbeg"
23.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Norge"
24.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Danmark"
25.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Hitlerjugend"
26.SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "Hitlerjugend"
42.Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS - "Voldemars Veiß"
43.Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS - "Hinrich Schuldt"
45.Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS - "Estland"
48.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "General Seyffardt"
49.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment - "de Ruyter"
86.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Regiment - "Schill"
87.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Regiment - "Kurmark"
SS-Infanterie-Regiment - "Langemarck"
SS-Bewärungs-Regiment - "Kaltofen"
SS-Festungs-Grenadier-Regiment - "Beßlein"
SS-Grenadier-Regiment - "Klotz"
SS-Grenadier-Regiment - "Radolfzell"
SS-Grenadier-Regiment 1 - "Landstorm Nederland" (also "Landwacht Niederlande")
SS-Regiment - "Dirlewanger"
SS-Panzer-Aufklärer-Regiment - "Meyer"
SS-Panzer-Ausb.u.Ers.Regiment - "Holzer"
Freiwilligen-SS-Regiment - "Warager" (also "Varjag")
SS-(schnelles) Regiment - "Kalevala" (planned but not formed)
SS-Regiment "Siebenburgen"
SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 7 "Solar"
SS-Regiment "Baranovichi"

SS-Freiwilligen-Standarte "Nordwest"
SS-Standarte "Kurt Eggers"

SS-Panzer-Abteilung 11 "Hermann von Salza"
SS-Bewährungs-Abteilung "Böhmen-Mähren"
SS-Flak-Abteilung I "Obersalzberg"
SS-Flak-Abteilung II "Obersalzberg"
SS-Nebel-Abteilung "Obersalzberg"
Abteilung "Grams"
Abteilung "Kloskowski"

estnisches SS-Freiwilligen-Panzer-Grenadier-Bataillon "Narwa"
SS-Freiwilligen-Schikompanie "Norwegen" (SS-Skijegerbataljon "Norge")
SS-Begleitbataillon "Reichsführer-SS" (also "Groß")
SS-Bataillon "Vendetta"
SS-Bataillon "Debica"
SS-Bataillon "Patria"
SS-Bataillon "Italia"
SS-Bataillon "Deggingen II"
Viken Bataljon

Frikorps "Danmark"

SS-Jagdverband "Mitte"
SS-Jagdverband "Nordwest"
SS-Jagdverband "Ost"
SS-Jagdverband "Südost"
SS-Jagdverband "Südwest"
SS-Jagdeinsatz "Italien"
SS-Jagdeinsatz "Nordfrankreich"
SS-Jagdeinsatz "Südfrankreich"
SS-Einsatzgruppe "Ezquerra"
SS-Werfergruppe "Krosta"
SS-Sturmbanne "Röntgen"

SS-Panzerjagdkompanie "Dora II"
3.Kompanie (der SS-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 11) "Swedenzug"

Freiwilligen Legion "Flandern"
Freiwilligen Legion "Norwegen"
Freiwilligen Legion "Niederlande" (also "Nederland")
Legione SS "Italiana"

SS-Sonderkommando "Dirlewanger"
SS-Sonderformation "Drushina" (rußische)

SS-Wachbataillon 1 "LSSAH"
SS-Wachbataillon 2 "Prag"
SS-Wachbataillon "Böhmen-Mähren"
SS-Wachbataillon-Berlin "LSSAH"
SS-Wachbataillon "Nordwest"
SS-Wachbataillon "Oranienburg"
SS-Wachbataillon "Oslo"
SS-Wachbataillon "Prag"
SS-Wachbataillon Tr.Üb.Pl. "Westpreußen"

SS-Einsatzstab "Rosenberg"
SS-Begleitkommando "Reichsführer-SS"
SS-Begleitkommando "Führerhauptquartier"

SS-Heimwehr "Danzig"

SS-Polizei-Regiment "Bozen"(also "Bolzano", "Südtyroler")
SS-Polizei-Frewiligen-Regiment "Riga"
Polizei-Bataillon "Ostland"

I'm not sure if "Ostland" was an SS unit,
but here's a photo showing it's volunteers...

(photo-source: feldgrau-forum-member "estonian")
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Post by Panzermahn » 14 Jun 2005 18:28

Solar was the code name for Skorzeny during the preparations for the Ardennes offensive. KG Solar was formed from all of the SS-units in the Schwedt/Zehden bridgehead in February/March 1945:
I./Solar: SS-FJB 600,
II./Solar: SS-JVB Mitte,
sSS-IG kp.
SS-Sturm kp.
SS-Nachr.kp.
SS-Scharfsch.Zug
SS-Vers.kp.
Mark V.

Thanks for the info...But I am still not clear, was Solar the name of a kampfgruppe or an official/unofficial name for some scratch unit. Because I am looking for all Waffen SS "named" units and i wanted to exempt Kampfgruppe "named" units..

Thanks again

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Post by Mark V. » 14 Jun 2005 18:34

Sorry for not being clear enough - first it was a KG, when the KG was disbanded the survivors amalgamated in SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.7 which subsequently received the title Solar - Pz.Gren.Rgt.7(103) "Solar".

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Post by Panzermahn » 14 Jun 2005 18:38

Ivanwss,

Never thought you took your lunch that fast. What do you have for today? Schnapps? :P

Oh yes i almost forgot, there are several Waffen SS "named" units which the reference seem to come from the Siegrunen magazine of Richard Landwehr

SS Sturmjäger Regiment "Ungarisches" (Siegrunen 52)
SS Sturmbanne "Röntgen" (Siegrunen 63)
SS Bataillon "Deggingen II" (Siegrunen 65)
SS Werfergruppe "Krosta" (Siegrunen 36)

and also Bulgarian and Rumanian SS regiments

SS Panzerzerstörer Regiment "Bulgarisches"
Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS "Bulgarisches" Nr. 1
Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS Nr. 1 "Rumanisches" Nr. 1
Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS Nr. 2 "Rumanisches" Nr. 2

Any more extra sources that confirm the existence of these units?
Sorry for not being clear enough - first it was a KG, when the KG was disbanded the survivors amalgamated in SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.7 which subsequently received the title Solar - Pz.Gren.Rgt.7(103) "Solar".
Mark V.
Thanks again for the info

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Post by Marcus » 14 Jun 2005 19:00

Please remember to give credit to the source of images posted if you do not own the original.

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 14 Jun 2005 19:02

I try to do everything fast (eating as well), since i'm always short with time...

Let's not mix ungarisches, bulgarisches etc. with other "named" units.

1. Ungarische SS-Sturmjäger Regiment:
http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=2007
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Post by Panzermahn » 14 Jun 2005 19:05

Anyone knew about

SS Jagdeinsatz "Polen" (part of SS Jagdverbande Ost)
SS Jagdeinsatz "Bulgarien" (part of SS Jagdverbande Südost)

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Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » 14 Jun 2005 22:42

About Regiment Siebenburgen, it was formed in Kronstadt after the Romanian defection on August 23, 1944. Soviet forces were advancing rapidly into Siebenburgen, and it was hoped to stop them, or them delay them long enough for civilian evacuations (Kronstadt was primarily German at that time, with also a strong Hungarian minority, see Landau's book Goodbye Transylvania for his account of growing up there). The males in the German population were asked to gather together under the leadership of the officers at the local Waffen-SS recruiting station, to form an infantry battalion. They were to be joined by another battalion formed at Hermannstadt to together make up SS-Regiment Siebenburgen. In either case, most men of prime military age were already in the Waffen-SS or the Romanian Army, so only students of about 15-17 and older men over 45 or so were really available, along with some wounded/disabled soldiers, men on leave, and a few privaleged occupation men. Events overtook Hermannstadt before its men could properly assemble, but the Kronstadt battalion did see action, and was quickly destroyed near Neumarkt, with the survivors being swept westward, where they are believed to have joined up with the 8. SS-Kavallerie Division FG. The battalion had served under SS-Hstuf. Neuweiler, and the "regiment" was officially disbanded on October 18, 1944. Short write-ups on the battalion/regiment are found in Siegrunen #62 and Hans Holzträger's book In a Raging Inferno. (Another thing I forgot to mention, apparently a few ethnic Romanian Iron Guardists from Kronstadt also joined the unit, I don't know if any ethnic Hungarians joined).

The SS-Röntgen Abteilung was, as its name suggests, the X-Ray unit of the Waffen-SS medical services. It trained X-Ray technicians for assignment to various Sänits Abteilungen (Röntgen was the founder of modern X-Ray technology).

Among the named units, we should not forget SS-Panzergrenadier Regiments 1 & 2 LSSAH ("Leibstandarte Schutz Staffel Adolf Hitler" or "Adolf Hitler's SS Body Guard Regiment" was their honor title).

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 15 Jun 2005 02:03

Marc Rikmenspoel wrote:Among the named units, we should not forget SS-Panzergrenadier Regiments 1 & 2 LSSAH
Added :)

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Post by Panzermahn » 15 Jun 2005 18:53

Not forgetting

SS-Kompanie "Karstwehr"
SS-Jagdeinsatz "Slowakei"
SS-Jagdeinsatz "Serbien-Kroatien"
SS-Jagdeinsatz "Rumänien"
SS-Jagdeinsatz "Ungarn"
SS-Jagdeinsatz "Albanien"
SS-Jagdeinsatz "Ostland"
SS-Jagdeinsatz "Russland"
SS-Jäger Bataillon "Nordwest"
SS-Jäger Bataillon "Ost"
SS Sonderlehrgang z.b.V. "Oranienburg"
SS Sonderverband z.b.V. "Friedenthal"
SS Wachkommando "Obersalzberg"

From Marcus's Waffen SS OoB
http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=49

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Post by Harro » 16 Jun 2005 13:31

SS-Panzer-Regiment 26 "Reichsmarschall" was just a cover name, an imaginary unit to disguise the disbanding of de surviving elements of SS-Panzer-Brigade Gross at Sennelager. Its sub-units were used as replacements for the 6.Panzer-Armee.

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Post by Harro » 16 Jun 2005 13:34

Marc Rikmenspoel wrote:Among the named units, we should not forget SS-Panzergrenadier Regiments 1 & 2 LSSAH ("Leibstandarte Schutz Staffel Adolf Hitler" or "Adolf Hitler's SS Body Guard Regiment" was their honor title).
In that case, should we not add all LSSAH sub-units? They all had "LSSAH" added to their name: SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 LSSAH, SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung LSSAH, etc.

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Post by Panzermahn » 16 Jun 2005 13:46

Timo Worst wrote:
Marc Rikmenspoel wrote:Among the named units, we should not forget SS-Panzergrenadier Regiments 1 & 2 LSSAH ("Leibstandarte Schutz Staffel Adolf Hitler" or "Adolf Hitler's SS Body Guard Regiment" was their honor title).
In that case, should we not add all LSSAH sub-units? They all had "LSSAH" added to their name: SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 LSSAH, SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung LSSAH, etc.
Hi Timo,

I am a bit confused. Those units were already under the LSSAH so why is there any need to have a LSSAH unit to have be added the title/name "LSSAH"?

Thanks for any info..

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Post by Harro » 16 Jun 2005 15:17

Panzermahn wrote:I am a bit confused. Those units were already under the LSSAH so why is there any need to have a LSSAH unit to have be added the title/name "LSSAH"?
Because the title "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" was also added to the official sub-unit designations.

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Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » 16 Jun 2005 17:19

Timo, above my post was a list of named "infantry-type" regiments, in numerical order, and I only meant that SS-PGR 1 & 2 LSSAH belonged on the same list with Germania, Deutschland, Westland, etc.

My understanding is that the plan in the summer of 1944 was to expand SS-Panzergrenadier Brigaden 49 & 51 into, respectively, SS-Panzer Divisions 26 & 27. This had to be cancelled due to the severe mauling of the 17. SS-PGD, which was then refurbished with these two brigades. At the time of the initial proposal for the two new divisions, there had also been talk of adding a third division, the 28. SS-PD, but this never even progressed far enough for a suggestion of where the manpower would originate, and the idea was dropped when the two brigades were instead sent to the 17. SS-PGD. HOWEVER, then, a couple of months later, the 28. SS-PD name was revived as a cover for the arrival of the SS-Panzer Brigade Gross in the 6. Panzerarmee zone, as you report about the 26. SS-PR name (and in fact, there may have been brief consideration of using the Gross Brigade as the cadre to a new Panzer Division).

I don't at all claim that the above is correct when it comes to the 28. SS-PD, I can only report what I read in Munoz Forgotten Legions book, but I have seen corraboration elsewhere on the intended use of SS-PGB 49 & 51. And Landwehr indicates in an article in some old Siegrunen that "Reichsmarschall" as a title was proposed for a division to be formed from excess Luftwaffe personnel, as a sort of "Waffen-SS Luftwaffe Feld Division" (keeping in mind that by 1944, the former LW Feld Divisionen were instead part of the Heer, and were known as Feld Divisionen (L), so this wasn't as strange an idea as it first sounds).

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