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German Police Battalions and Regiments - List

Post by stcamp » 10 Feb 2006 17:32

Hello,

I thought this a better place to post this than any of the other areas such as SS and Polizei. The German Police were the primary instrument of murder in the 1939 - 1942 period. They were responsible for the cold blooded murder of over a million people.

I have had problems in doing research in this area finding you need to go through six books to find out the answer to one question. I wanted a list that told me the following about a Police Battalion:

1. Where did the members originate?
2. Where was it formed?
3. Where was it located during it's existence?
4. What actions did it participate in?
5. What Regiment did it end up belonging to?
6. NARA or other references when possible.

I hope others may find this list of use. My sources are also attached.

Regards,
Steve

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Post by stcamp » 10 Feb 2006 17:46

Sources
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by
Christopher R Browning

Masters of Death: The SS Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust byRichard Rhodes

The German Police by SHAEF & Munoz

GermanPolice.org

Hitler’s Police Battalions: Enforcing Racial War in the East by Edward B. Westermann

Axis History Forum - Thanks LarryD


Police Battalion 1
Formed Police Rifle Regiment 36 in June 24th 1943. The other two Batl. Were Ukrainian Schuma. Part of the personnel came from Pol. Reg. 8.

Regiment Locations & Actions

1943 in NE tip of Polen operating under SS & Police Leader White Russia.
Jan 1944 Volozhin
Aug 30th destroyed in Minsk area.


Police Battalion 2
Battalion formed in Berlin
Formed Pol. Reg 1 July 1942 in Berlin

Regiment Locations & Actions

Res.Pol.Btl. 2 was one of a number of police battalions and other units rushed to the Staraya Russa area beginning in December 1941 to stem a Soviet counteroffensive in that area.
On 1 Feb 42, Stab und 2.Kp./Res.Pol.Btl. 2 were attached to X. Armeekorps/AOK 16 in the Straya Russa area south of Lake Ilmen.

On 3 Apr 42, 1.Kp./Res.Pol.Btl. 2 was under rückwärtiges Armeegebiet 584/AOK 16 and located in Dedovichi/32 km S of Dno and in nearby Borki, mostly protecting the railway line that runs south from Leningrad toward Vitebsk.
Eastern Poland in April 1943
Holland July 1943
(NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-312 roll 562/4489).


Police Battalion 3
Battalion formed in Berlin
Formed Pol. Reg 1 July 1942 in Berlin
Replaced PB 9 in 1942 as unit available for einsatzgruppen actions. Both battalions may have been active at the same time?

Regiment Locations & Actions
Eastern Poland in April 1943
Holland July 1943


Police Battalion 6
Battalion formed in Berlin
1941 part of Pol. Reg Nord July 1942 became part of Pol. Reg 9.
Each Battalion split off to help a Sec. Div.
Destroyed 1944


Police Battalion 9
Battalion formed in Frankfurt.
Primary for and first Batl. Assigned einsatzgruppen duty.
3 co.'s assigned to 3 different Einsatzgruppen. Spring 1941
4th co. assigned einsatzgruppen D
3rd co. assigned einsatzgruppen 6 and einsatzgruppen C Lemberg
PB 9 war diary by Dec 1941 records 52,000 victims


Police battalion 10 Battalion formed in Berlin.
Formed Pol. Reg 1 July 1942 in Berlin.

Regiment Locations & Actions
Eastern Poland in April 1943
Holland July 1943

Police Battalion 11
Battalion formed in Konigsberg area.
Formed Pol. Reg 2 July 1942 in Tilsit.
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Slutsk Sept 1941
See also USA v KAZYS CIURINSKAS (Findlaw)
Stationed Kovno region from July 41
3rd co. guarded Kovno Getto.
Worked with 707 Sec Div.

Regiment Locations & Actions
Eastern Front the Winter of 1943/1944


Police Battalion 12 F
Formed German element of the Pol. Rifle Reg. 31 April 21st, 1943.

Regiment Locations & Actions
First of a series of three Battalion size Regiment’s. 1st battalion was German the remaining two were ethnic. In this case Ukrainian.
Jan. 1944 1st and 3rd were in Pleshchenitsy near Borisov.
Regiment was under the command of SS & Police Leader White Russia.
The 2nd was in Logoysk near Borisov.
Dissolved Aug 30th 1944
Last known as part of a battle group in East Prussia.

Police battalion 13
Battalion formed in Konigsberg area. Wkr. I
Formed Pol. Reg 2 July 1942 in Tilsit.
Attached Einsatzgruppen,
Mlawa District Nov 1942

Regiment Locations & Actions
Eastern Front the Winter of 1943/1944


Police Battalion 17
Formed Pol. Reg 32 in April 21st, 1943 using the 17th to form the 3rd Batl. Of the 32nd

Regiment Locations & Actions
The 17th was reassigned as the I/ Galizien Frewilligen Reg 5.


Police Battalion 20
Formed Police Rifle Regiment 33 in April 21st 1943. The other two Batl. Were Ukrainian Schuma.
Regiment Locations & Actions
The Reg 1st and 2nd Batl. Dissolved in March 1944.
The 3rd in April, 1944.
Remnants went to Pol. Reg. 10


Police Battalion 21
Formed Police Rifle Regiment 34 in April 21st 1943.
The other two Batl. Were Ukrainian Schuma

Regiment Locations & Actions
In 1943 and 1944 the Reg. was based in Bialystok.
In 1943 the Reg. was used to crush the rebellion in the Bialystok getto.
July 1944 sent to East Prussia.
Oct and Dec. 1944 active in Warsaw defense.
Feb. to Apr. 1945 Army Group Vistula.


Police Battalion 22
Battalion formed in Stettin area.
Formed Pol. Reg 2 July 1942 in Tilsit
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Riga Dec. 1941
Slutsk Feb. 1943

Regiment Locations & Actions
Eastern Front the Winter of 1943/1944


Police battalion 23
Battalion formed in Stettin area.

Police Battalion 24
Formed Police Rifle Regiment 35 in May 1943.
The other two Batl. Were Ukrainian and Poles

Regiment Locations & Actions
May 1943 Lodz
Summer 1943 sent to Ukraine and operated around Kiev area.
Jan 30th 1944 overrun by Soviet armor.
Feb. 1944 what was left was in Dubno and the Reg. was officially disbanded.


Police Battalion 32
Became part of Pol Reg 21 in July 1942
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Lvov (Lemberg) Sept. 1941

Regiment Locations & Actions
Bruenn July 1942
Moravia 1943
March 1944 the III/21 was sent to Hungary where in August it became the new Pol Reg. 1
The II/21 and III/21 were on the front line CZ in 1945


Police Battalion 41
Battalion formed from Lepzich, Dresden, Halle, Chemnitz.
Formed Pol. Reg. 22 in July 1942

Regiment Locations & Actions
Destroyed in White Russia July 1944 and disbanded Dec. 1944 in Danzig

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Police Battalion 42
Battalion formed from Lepzich, Dresden, Halle, Chemnitz area.
Formed Pol. Reg. 17 in July 1942.
Formed for employment by HSSPF Ostland und Russland Nord.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Took part in Operation “Memel” Oct. 27th – 29th 1943 in the Starachovice area.
Feb. 1944 Ukraine
June 1944 Warsaw


Police Battalion 44
Battalion formed from Lepzich, and Halle

Police Battalion 45
Battalion formed from Aussig. Primarily with Reserves from the Sudetenland.
Was Pol. Reg. South (Sued)
July 1942 became Pol. Reg. 10
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Berdichev Sept. 1941
Babi Yar Sept. 1941

Regiment Locations & Actions
Berdichev, Sept. 1941
In Ukraine, South Russia 1942
Kupiansk 1943
Rovno 1944
Jan. and Feb 1944 near Kustyn
March 15th 1944 Brody
April 1944 in Kostopol
May 1944 in Stanislawczik
August 1944 sent to Slovenia


Police Battalion 51
Battalion formed from Stuttgart?

Police Battalion 53
Battalion formed from Mullhausen? Area.
Formed Pol Reg 22 in July 1942.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Destroyed in White Russia July 1944 and disbanded Dec. 1944 in Danzig

Police Battalion 56
Became Pol Reg. 16 in July 1942.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Active in Lithuania and Latvia.
The 56th may have been a Pol. Forming Btl. and stationed in Tilsit in 1942/1943.
Riga 1944?
May have ended up trapped in the Courland Pocket in 1945


Police Battalion 61
1st co. 1940 guarded Warsaw getto


Police battalion 62
Battalion formed from Aachen
Formed Pol Reg 28 “Todt”
Regiment Locations & Actions
1st Reg. 1943 Brest, France
2nd Reg 1943 Riga, Latvia
3rd Reg Poltava, Ukraine
August 1943 All battalions sent to Marseilles, France.
Dec. 1943 Dijon and Lyon area
Feb. 1944 Upper Krajina, Slovenia
April 1945 Podbrdo area

Police Battalion 64
Battalion formed from Munster area.
Pol Reg 5 formed July 1942 in Belgrade, Serbia
Third battalion created using ethnic German Serbs
10.10.41: 15 officers and 50 Wachmeister from various ORPO units in Germany ordered to Belgrade and to report to the Kdr. d.Pol.-Btl. 64 to begin forming and training 1,000 Hilfspolizei comprised of Volksdeutsche from the Banat.

Regiment Locations & Actions
Serbia 1942-1944
Croatia late 1944-1945 (T-120:380/274785-89)


Police Battalion 65
Battalion formed from Munster? Area.
Formed Pol. Reg. 25 in Lublin in July 1942.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Feb 1943 Zamosc area
April1943 Ostrov & Lubelski areas.
June 1943 Parczew area
April 1944 Chelmno area
Aug. 1944 I/25 was transferred to Cilli and Ljubjana and in 1945 in area of Krajina.
II/25 and III/25 operated in Western Poland until 1945


Police Battalion 66
Battalion formed from Munster?
Formed Pol. Reg 3 July 1942 in Holland.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Holland 1944

Police Battalion 67
Battalion formed from Munster? Rhineland, Koln?
Formed Pol. Reg. 25 in Lublin in July 1942
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Zamosc 1942
Bilgoraj 1942

Regiment Locations & Actions
Feb 1943 Zamosc area
April1943 Ostrov & Lubelski areas.
June 1943 Parczew area
April 1944 Chelmno area
Aug. 1944 I/25 was transferred to Cilli and Ljubjana and in 1945 in area of Krajina.
II/25 and III/25 operated in Western Poland until 1945


Police Battalion 68
Battalion formed from Munster? Rhineland, Koln?
Formed Pol. Reg 3 July 1942 in Holland
Regiment Locations & Actions
Holland 1944

Police Battalion 69
Formed Pol. Reg. 17 in July 1942.
Formed for employment by HSSPF Ostland und Russland Nord.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Was designated I/SS Pol. Reg. 28 Todt and sent to Norway.
1st Reg. 1943 Brest, France
2nd Reg 1943 Riga, Latvia
3rd Reg Poltava, Ukraine
August 1943 All battalions sent to Marseilles, France.
Dec. 1943 Dijon and Lyon area
Feb. 1944 Upper Krajina, Slovenia
April 1945 Podbrdo area


Police Battalion 72
Battalion formed from Munchen area.
Formed Pol. Reg. 19 in July 1942 in Veldes for employment in Southern Austria and Northern Slovenia.

Regiment Locations & Actions
Veldes 1942
Turjak area Oct. 1943
June 1944 Grenoble/Paris?
Sept 1944 Langres
With 19th Army 1945

Police Battalion 74
Battalion formed from Munchen? Area.
Pol. Reg 17 July 1942
Formed for employment by HSSPF Ostland und Russland Nord.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Krakow 3rd co. June 1942
Took part in Operation “Memel” Oct. 27th – 29th 1943 in the Starachovice area.
Feb. 1944 Ukraine
June 1944 Warsaw



Police Battalion 82
Battalion formed from Liegnitz, Oppeln, Kattowitz
Formed Pol Reg 6 in July1942
Regiment Locations & Actions
Russia August 1942 – March 1943

Police battalion 83
Battalion formed from Upper Silesia area.
Formed Pol Reg. 24 in Lvov in July 1942.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Sent to Krajina Slovenia in Jan? 1943
I and II Bat. Were in Mogiliev in 1943
The III was sent to France
April 1944 in action around south of Polotsk
Nov. 1944 reformed around Katowice – Hindenberg
Probably in Silesia in 1945

Police Battalion 84
Battalion formed from Holleshau

Police Battalion 85
Battalion formed from Kattowitz


Police Battalion 91
Battalion formed from Frankfurt/Main
Formed Pol Reg 8 in 1942
Senior NCOs were almost all from Saarbrucken.
Attached to 221 Sec. div in Dec 1941
In Germany Jan. to Oct 1941
June 18th 1942 assigned 221st sec div
Chotimsk area summer 1942

Regiment Locations & Actions
Destroyed Southern Russia 1943?
Gomel area?



Police Battalion 93
Battalion formed from Kassel area.
Formed Pol Reg. 24 in Lvov in July 1942.

Regiment Locations & Actions
Sent to Krajina Slovenia in Jan? 1943
I and II Bat. Were in Mogiliev in 1943
The III was sent to France
April 1944 in action around south of Polotsk
Nov. 1944 reformed around Katowice – Hindenberg
Probably in Silesia in 1945

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Police Battalion 101
Battalion formed From Hamburg
Formed Pol. Reg. 25 in Lublin in July 1942
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Parcew Aug. 1942
Miedzyrzec Aug. 1942

Regiment Locations & Actions
Feb 1943 Zamosc area
April1943 Ostrov & Lubelski areas.
June 1943 Parczew area
April 1944 Chelmno area
Aug. 1944 I/25 was transferred to Cilli and Ljubjana and in 1945 in area of Krajina.
II/25 and III/25 operated in Western Poland until 1945


Police Battalion 102
Battalion formed From Hamburg
Formed Pol Reg. 16 in July 1942

Regiment Locations & Actions
Active in Lithuania and Latvia.
The 56th may have been a Pol. Forming Btl. and stationed in Tilsit in 1942/1943.
Riga 1944?
May have ended up trapped in the Courland Pocket in 1945


Police Battalion 103
Battalion formed From Hamburg
Pol Reg 12 formed in July 1942

Regiment Locations & Actions
Sent to Holland 1942-1944


Police Battalion 104
Battalion formed
From Hamburg Pol Reg 12 formed in July 1942.
Sent to Holland 1942-1944

Police Battalion 105
Battalion formed from Bremen.
In Norway in April 1940. Formed Pol. Reg 3 July 1942/44 in Holland
Was part of Pol. Reg 12 originally.

Police Battalion 111
Battalion formed from Dessau
Formed Pol Reg 8 in 1942

Police Battalion 112
1941 part of Pol. Reg Nord
July 1942 became part of Pol. Reg 9
Each Battalion split off to help a Sec Div,

Regiment Locations & Actions
Destroyed Southern Russia 1943?
Gomel area?


Police Battalion 121
Formed Pol. Reg. 16 in July 1942.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Active in Lithuania and Latvia.
The 56th may have been a Pol. Forming Btl. and stationed in Tilsit in 1942/1943.
Riga 1944?
May have ended up trapped in the Courland Pocket in 1945


Police Battalion 122
Battalion formed from Metz

Police Battalion 123
Battalion formed from Echtemach
Pol, Reg 7 July 1942
Sent to Norway in 1943


Police Battalion 131
Battalion formed from Nurnberg

Police Battalion 132
Battalion formed from Nurnberg.
1941 part of Pol Reg Nord
July 1942 became part of Pol Reg 9
Each Co. split off to help a Sec Div

Regiment Locations & Actions
Destroyed Southern Russia 1943?


Police Battalion 133
Battalion formed from Wurzberg/Nurnberg
Assigned Pol. Reg. 24 July 1942
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Stanislawow Oct. 1942
Nadvornaya Oct. 1941
Lvov on Sept. 1942
Rawa Ruska Nov. 1942 stationed there.



Police Battalion 134
Formed Pol Reg 8 in 1942
Took part in the battle for Berlin

Police Battalion 153
Formed Pol Reg. 24 in Lvov in July 1942.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Sent to Krajina Slovenia in Jan? 1943
I and II Bat. Were in Mogiliev in 1943
The III was sent to France
April 1944 in action around south of Polotsk
Nov. 1944 reformed around Katowice – Hindenberg
Probably in Silesia in 1945


Police Battalion 171
Battalion formed from Wien?
Formed Pol. Reg. 19 in July 1942 in Veldes for employment in Southern Austria and Northern Slovenia.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Veldes 1942
Turjak area Oct. 1943
June 1944 Grenoble/Paris?
Sept 1944 Langres
With 19th Army 1945

Police Battalion 181
Battalion formed from Salzburg
Formed Pol. Reg. 19 in July 1942 in Veldes for employment in Southern Austria and Northern Slovenia.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Veldes 1942
Turjak area Oct. 1943
June 1944 Grenoble/Paris?
Sept 1944 Langres
With 19th Army 1945


Police Battalion 251
Battalion formed from Deggingen
Norway Pol Reg Nth until 1942
Formed Pol Reg. 26 July 1942 in Drontheim
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Bialystok Aug. 1943

Regiment Locations & Actions
May 1943 transferred to Poland
1st Bat. In Schneidemuehl
2nd Bat. In Alderhorst
3rd Bat in Thorn
Assigned July 1943 SS & Police Leader White Russia
Summer 1943 located in Baranowice
Oct. 1943 Kiev
Reg. destroyed July 1944 in White Russia


Police Battalion 252
Norway Pol Reg Nth until 1942
Formed Pol Reg. 26 July 1942 in Drontheim
Regiment Locations & Actions
May 1943 transferred to Poland
1st Bat. In Schneidemuehl
2nd Bat. In Alderhorst
3rd Bat in Thorn
Assigned July 1943 SS & Police Leader White Russia
Summer 1943 located in Baranowice
Oct. 1943 Kiev
Reg. destroyed July 1944 in White Russia


Police Battalion 253
Battalion formed from Furstenfeldbruck
Norway Pol Reg Nth until 1942
Formed Pol Reg. 26 July 1942 in Drontheim
Regiment Locations & Actions
May 1943 transferred to Poland
1st Bat. In Schneidemuehl
2nd Bat. In Alderhorst
3rd Bat in Thorn
Assigned July 1943 SS & Police Leader White Russia
Summer 1943 located in Baranowice
Oct. 1943 Kiev
Reg. destroyed July 1944 in White Russia

Police Battalion 254
Battalion formed from East Prussia?
Norway Pol Reg Sth until 1942
Formed Pol Reg. 27 July 1942 in Drontheim


Police Battalion 255
Battalion formed from Aussig area. Norway Pol Reg Sth until 1942
Formed Pol Reg. 27 July 1942 in Drontheim
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Bialystok Aug. 1943



Police Battalion 256
Norway Pol Reg Sth until 1942
Formed Pol Reg. 27 July 1942 in Drontheim
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Bialystok Aug. 1943


Police Battalion 301
Battalion formed from Bochum area.
November 9, 1939 became part of Pol. Reg. Warsaw.
In July became part of Pol. Reg. 22 in Warsaw.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Destroyed in White Russia July 1944 and disbanded Dec. 1944 in Danzig.

Police Battalion 302
Battalion formed from Munchen.
Formed Mountain Reg. 18 in July 1942.
Had artillery batteries (3) 75mm.
At the disposal of Chief of the Order Police Daluege
Regiment Locations & Actions
Upper Krajina area July 1942
Blegos, Jelovca, Steiner Alps, and Tucheinartal, Slovenia in July 1942
Herzogwald, Greinau, Oct 1942
Dec. 25th was in Hanko then Oulu Finland.
Aug. 2nd 1943 on way to Greece
Sept. 1944 Serbia


Police Battalion 303
Battalion formed from Bremen.
Formed Pol. Reg. 10 in July 1942 Attached Einsatzgruppen
Babi Yar Sept. 1941
Zhitomir Sept. 1941

Regiment Locations & Actions
In Ukraine, South Russia 1942
Kupiansk 1943
Rovno 1944
Jan. and Feb 1944 near Kustyn
March 15th 1944 Brody
April 1944 in Kostopol
May 1944 in Stanislawczik
July 1944 Italy?
August 1944 sent to Slovenia


Police Battalion 304
Formed in July 1942 in Southern Russia as Pol Reg 11
Regiment Locations & Actions
April 1944 in Lvov
Destroyed in July 1944


Police Battalion 305
Battalion formed from Hamburg or Berlin?
Formed Pol. Reg. 15 in July 1942. Included 3 artillery batteries.
Regiment Locations & Actions
The 305 was probably destroyed in 1942 while serving with SS Pol. Kampfgruppe Pruetzmann.
Police Battalion 306
Battalion formed from Frankfurt/M.
Formed Pol Reg 15 in July 1942. May have been transferred to Pol Reg 16 and served behind Army Group North. Also used to create Pol. Reg 28 Todt.
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Luninets Sept. 1942
Wysokie Sept. 1942
Stolin Sept. 1942
Janow Podlaski Sept 1942
Pinsk Oct 1942

Regiment Locations & Actions
Norway 1943
Italy – Fall - 1943
307 Battalion formed from Lubeck area.
Also Pol Reg. Warsaw Attached Einsatzgruppen
Brest-Litovsk July 1941
Tarnow June 1942
Neu Sandau Aug. 1942

Police Battalion 308
Battalion formed from Duisburg

Police Battalion 309
Battalion formed from Koln?
Based in Bialystok 1941
Pol. Reg 7 July 1942
Sent to Norway in 1943
Pol. Btl. 322 was sister unit?
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Bialystok June. 1941
with 221st sec
July 29, 1942? Assigned einsatzcommando 8 in Starobin
Tykocin August 1941

Regiment Locations & Actions
Nadworna, Oct 6 1941
1st. co security for Jewish work camp in Hajnowka, July 1941
NARA T-1021

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Police Battalion 310
Pol. Reg 15 in July 1942
Mobilized in 1940 as one of the first Btl. planned for use outside the Reich.
In 1940 at least 40% of Btl. were members of NSDAP
Regiment Locations & Actions
Radom District Oct 1940 to August 1941
Aug. 1942 Kobrin area
Oct. 1943 Pinsk
Norway 1943
Italy – Fall - 1943

Police Battalion 311
Battalion formed from Jena
Pol. Reg 6 July 1942
Regiment Locations & Actions
Russia August 1942 – March 1943
Baranow bridgehead 1944

Police Battalion 312
Battalion formed from Innsbruck
Formed Mountain Reg. 18 in July 1942.
Had artillery batteries (3) 75mm.
At the disposal of Chief of the Order Police Daluege
Regiment Locations & Actions
Upper Krajina area July 1942
Blegos, Jelovca, Steiner Alps, and Tucheinartal, Slovenia in July 1942
Herzogwald, Greinau, Oct 1942
Dec. 25th was in Hanko then Oulu Finland.
Aug. 2nd 1943 on way to Greece
Sept. 1944 Serbia

Police Battalion 313
Battalion formed from Schneidemuhl


Police Battalion 314
Battalion formed from Wien
Formed Pol Reg. 10 July 1942
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Dnepropetrovsk Nov. 1941
Sept 1941 assisted einsatzkommando 6 in Vinnitsa and Dnepropetrovsk
Khakov Jan. 1942

Regiment Locations & Actions
July and August 1941 in Kovel area
July 1942 in Lubomil area
In Ukraine, South Russia 1942
Kupiansk 1943
Rovno 1944
Jan. and Feb 1944 near Kustyn
March 15th 1944 Brody
April 1944 in Kostopol
May 1944 in Stanislawczik
August 1944 sent to Slovenia


Police Battalion 315
Battalion formed from Berlin
Formed in July 1942 in Southern Russia as Pol Reg 11
Between 26 March and 6 April 1942, within 12 days, the reinforced 707th infantry division, the Slovakian infantry regiment and the German police battalion 315 area between Oktjabrski and Kopakevichi and murdered their inhabitants. In Chwoineja (Choino) 1,350 people were among other things locked into their houses and killed by hand grenades and burning, in Rudnja 800 persons were collected and shot in groups (the men first had to undress), in Oktjabrski 190 persons were burned alive inside the club house, the inhabitants of Kurin were in part shot, in part burned alive, similar as in Kovali, where the children were burned.

Regiment Locations & Actions
April 1944 in Lvov
Destroyed in July 1944


Police Battalion 316
Battalion formed from Bottrop-Oberhausen area.
Based in Bialystok June 1941
Formed Pol. Reg 4 July 1942 in Paris.
Also used Org. Todt Btl. 62
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Bialystok July 1941
Tykocin August 1941
Mogilev Nov. 1941
Bobruisk 1942

Regiment Locations & Actions
France May 1943
Eastern Front 1944?


Police Battalion 317
Battalion formed from Renscheid
Pol. Reg 7 in July 1942
Sent to Norway in 1943


Police Battalion 318
Assigned to Pol. Reg 6 July 1942
Regiment Locations & Actions
Russia August 1942 – March 1943
Baranow bridgehead 1944

Police Battalion 319
Battalion formed from Koln-Riehl area.

Police Battalion 320
Battalion formed from Berlin area.
Formed in July 1942 in Southern Russia as Pol Reg 11
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Kaments-Podolski Aug. 1941
Rovno Nov. 1941
Kostopol July 1942
Regiment Locations & Actions
Pinsk Oct. 1942
April 1944 in Lvov
Destroyed in July 1944

Police Battalion 321
Battalion formed from Breslau


Police Battalion 322
2 and 3 co. now 7th and 9th Co. of Pol. Reg. Center (Mitte)
Pol Reg 5 formed July 1942 in Belgrade, Serbia
Third battalion created using ethnic German Serbs
Attached Einsatzgruppen
Bialystok Aug. 1941
Mogilev Oct. 1941
Minsk Nov. 1941 & July 1942
Regiment Locations & Actions
Serbia 1942-1944
Croatia late 1944-1945
war diary rg 48.004m reel 2 frames 200851+
Holocaust Museum


Police Battalion 323
Battalion formed from Konigsberg, Tilsit
Formed Pol. Reg 4 July 1942 in Paris
Also used Org. Todt Btl. 62
Regiment Locations & Actions
Defended a 20 klick sector in Dec 1941 in army Group North against a Soviet Para div. KC was won by ? there
France May 1943
Eastern Front 1944?

Police Battalion 324
Battalion formed from Stuttgart

Police Battalion 325
Formed Mountain Reg. 18 in July 1942.
Had artillery batteries (3) 75mm.
At the disposal of Chief of the Order Police Daluege
Regiment Locations & Actions
Upper Krajina area July 1942
Blegos, Jelovca, Steiner Alps, and Tucheinartal, Slovenia in July 1942
Herzogwald, Greinau, Oct 1942
Dec. 25th was in Hanko then Oulu Finland.
Aug. 2nd 1943 on way to Greece
Sept. 1944 Serbia

The pilot project for offensive “anti-partisan fighting” was the operation “Bamberg” in the area of Glusk-Paritschi-Oktjabrski to the south of Bobruisk, in the eastern Polesje. The operation had already been prepared since 26 February 1942 from the southerly General Commissariat Shitomir by actions of the Slovakian infantry regiment with the subordinated German police battalion 325 in the area Mosyr-Shitkovichi, which probably claimed more than 1,000 lives.

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Post by stcamp » 10 Feb 2006 18:25

Police Reg Nord
6th, 22nd, 53rd, 112th in Nov. 1941, 132nd, 319th, 321st.
In May the Reg. consisted of the 305th, 306th, 310th.
In July it consisted of the 61st, 112th, 132nd Pol Batl.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Active with einsatzgruppen

Pol Reg Center
316th, 322nd, Summer of 1941 the 307th was added.
Regiment Locations & Actions
Active with einsatzgruppen

Pol Reg South
45th, 303rd, 314th
Regiment Locations & Actions
Active with einsatzgruppen

Pol Regiment Warsaw
Regiment Locations & Actions
Staff of Pol. Rgt. 4 renamed 28.10.1939 on Staff Polizei Regiment Warschau, as static unit without organic subunits.
To staff-regiment subordinated variable number of battalions. In January 1940 was then: Bns numbers 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 also Kommando d. Gendarmerie with 1. - 3. Hauptmannschaften, In July 1940 - Bns: 6. (Btl. zbV. - Ostrow Mazowiecka), 10. (Wach Btl. -Warschau), 43. (Wach Btl. - Warschau) and 72. (Einsatz Btl. Warschau) also Hilfspolizei Ausbildungs Btl. in November 1940 - Bns: 301, 304 , 308, in February 1941 - Bns: 301 and 308,
and in November 1941 - Res. Pol. Btl. 61 Pol. Btl. 301,

28.07.1943 Staff Polizei Regiment Warschau renamed Staff Polizei Regiment 22
I./ Pol. Rgt. 22. from Reserve Pol. Btl. 41
III./ Pol. Rgt. 22. from Reserve Pol. Btl. 53

NARA T-354/692/623

Pol. Reg. Boehmen
Formed Pol. Reg. 20 in Prague, CZ.
Regiment Locations & Actions

Pol Btl. I/I, II/1, 111/1, IV/1, V/1, VI/1
Battalion each stationed at Prague, Kolin, and Klattu.

April 1943 became Pol. Schutzen Reg 33


Police Reg. Maehren (Moravia) became Pol. Reg. 21
Regiment Locations & Actions
Most units destroyed in White Russian in July 1944.

Police Reg. Cracow became Pol. Reg 23 in July 1942.
Regiment Locations & Actions
The III/23 was moved from Warsaw to Poznan in 1943.
I & II/23 were in Cracow in 1943
The I/23 became the III/24 in May 1943.
Wiped out by March 1945

Police Reg. Lublin

Pol. Reg. Nth Norway
251 PB 252 PB 253 PB

Pol. Reg Sth Norway 254 PB 255 PB 256 PB

Pol. Reg. Bozen

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Post by Marcus » 10 Feb 2006 21:43

Thanks for that list stcamp, it's certainly a very good start. I'm curious why there does not appear be any indication on the list if a battalion was a reserve formation or not, see for example the 101st.

Possible things to include are also for example the Estonian police battalions.

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Post by stcamp » 10 Feb 2006 22:36

Marcus Wendel wrote:Thanks for that list stcamp, it's certainly a very good start. I'm curious why there does not appear be any indication on the list if a battalion was a reserve formation or not, see for example the 101st.

Possible things to include are also for example the Estonian police battalions.

/Marcus


Well, As far as the reserve status I guess because it did not occur to me. :)

I want to add more places. Also there is some good info on Ukranian units now.
I am sure I missed a lot and made a few errors but thanks.

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Post by David Thompson » 10 Feb 2006 23:24

stcamp -- Thanks for your excellent contribution.

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Post by Loïc » 10 Feb 2006 23:47

2nd Battalion/Police Regiment 19 in Limoges before august 1944, anti-partisan actions in Limousin, encircled by the French Partisans in Limoges General Gleiniger 'surrender was not accepted by the 19th SS Police Regiment, they assasinated their former general commanding the garrison and escaped towards Guéret, Creuse leaving his body in the cemetry in a rubbish pile
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Post by Larry D. » 10 Feb 2006 23:57

Steve -

Please don't take this as criticism as my intention is simply to make a constructive suggestion. Just as it is ill-advised to write a basic or intermediate level history of a German Heer regiment or battalion without reference to Georg Tessin's splendid 16+ volume work that was published in the 1960's and 1970's by Biblio Verlag, it is also ill-advise to try and tackle the German police and auxiliary police formations and units without used the following:

Neufeldt, H.-J., J. Huck and Georg Tessin. Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei: Die Stäbe und Truppeneinheiten der Ordnungspolizei, 1936-1945. Koblenz: Bundesarchiv, 1957.

It is the bible, the basic reference document. It will tell you exactly when and where each and every unit was formed, its correct name or designation, its composition plus some details on it activity. The information is all taken from the Anordnungsblätter der Deutschen Polizei, the Erlaße der RFSS und Chef der Deutschen Polizei and other primary archiv documents. Georg Tessin was an archivist with the Bundesarchiv for 30+ years after the war and that is what makes his works so vital and foundational to the study of German units. As Karl Malden used to say, "Don't leave home without it."

If you have any doubts about this advice, you can go over to the SS and Police biographical thread here on AHF and ask people like Phil Nix who work with the SS und Polizei documents.

--Larry

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Post by Michael Miller » 11 Feb 2006 00:12

Just want to echo David Thompson's sentiment - a major contribution to the forum. Thanks very much.

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Post by stcamp » 11 Feb 2006 00:19

Thank you all for your kind remarks. Larry thanks. I have been looking for:

Neufeldt, H.-J., J. Huck and Georg Tessin. Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei: Die Stäbe und Truppeneinheiten der Ordnungspolizei, 1936-1945. Koblenz: Bundesarchiv, 1957.

The Library of Congress is the closest place me. When I get some time I am going over and copy it. I was surprised the Holocaust Museum did not have a copy.

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 11 Feb 2006 00:25

I want to mention this excellent article by Roland Pfeiffer :

http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Zus ... izei-R.htm

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Post by Larry D. » 11 Feb 2006 00:43

Steve -

If you limit your list to just the German police battalions, then you can use the information in the lexikon-der-wehrmacht link provided by Jan-Hendrik. The information in the link concerning the individual battalions was taken directly from the Neufeldt, Huck and Tessin work, which I have next to me. They are the same. However, you will need the Tessin work for additional information on the Polizei-Regimenter and the non-German auxiliary police units such as the Schutzmannschaften und Hilfspolizei.

Good luck!

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