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1. SS-Infanterie-Brigade (mot)


Lineage

  • SS-Brigade (mot.)
  • 1.SS-Brigade (mot.)
  • 1.SS-Infanterie-Brigade (mot.)

History

This unit was originally formed on 4.21.41 from the 8. SS-Totenkopf-Standarte and the 10. SS-Totenkopf-Standarte. Originally the unit was known as the SS-Brigade (mot.), it was later renamed as the 1. SS-Brigade (mot.), and then later as the 1. SS-Infanterie-Brigade (mot.).

After formation, this brigade served as a part of the Kommandostab-Reichsführung-SS, fighting for nearly 30 months with Armee-Group "Mitte" in central Russia.

In January of 1944, this brigade was formed into the 18. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division "Horst Wessel".

Organization

May, 1941 Field Post Numbers
Stab der Brigade
    Feldgendarmerie-Trupp
SS-Infanterie-Regiment 8
    Stab des Regiments usw.
    I. Bataillon
    II. Bataillon
    III. Bataillon
    13. Kompanie
    14. Kompanie
    le. Infanterie-Kolonne
SS-Infanterie-Regiment 10
    Stab des Regiments usw.
    I. Bataillon
    II. Bataillon
    III. Bataillon
    13. Kompanie
    14. Kompanie
    le. Infanterie-Kolonne
Sanitäts-Kompanie
Kranken-kraftwagen-Zug
Nachrichten-Kompanie
Werkstatt-Zug
  F.-P.-Nr. 16 441
  F.-P.-Nr. 45 913

  F.-P.-Nr. 18 830
  F.-P.-Nr. 19 087
  F.-P.-Nr. 19 644
  F.-P.-Nr. 20 387
  F.-P.-Nr. 20 962
  F.-P.-Nr. 21 135
  F.-P.-Nr. 21 799

  F.-P.-Nr. 22 110
  F.-P.-Nr. 22 782
  F.-P.-Nr. 22 984
  F.-P.-Nr. 22 331
  F.-P.-Nr. 23 719
  F.-P.-Nr. 23 846
  F.-P.-Nr. 16 504
  F.-P.-Nr. 17 166
  F.-P.-Nr. 44 650
  F.-P.-Nr. 18 610
  F.-P.-Nr. 45 431

Added Later Field Post Number
15. Kompanie/ss-Infanterie-Regiment 8
15. Kompanie/ss-Infanterie-Regiment 10
16. Kompanie/ss-Infanterie-Regiment 10
Flak-Batterie 8
Flak-Batterie 9
Funk-Kompanie
1. Feldhaubitz-Batterie d. Schw.Art.Abt
F.-P.-Nr. 37 552
F.-P.-Nr. 23 719
F.-P.-Nr. 39 394
F.-P.-Nr. 38 183
F.-P.-Nr. 39 840
F.-P.-Nr. 18 610
F.-P.-Nr. 26 253

Commanders

SS-Brigadenführer Karl Demelhuber, 04.24.41 - ??.??/41
SS-Oberführer Richard Herrmann, ??.??.41 - 11.21.41
SS-Brigadenführer Wilhelm Hartenstein, 11.21.41 - 11.??.42
SS-Obergruppenführer Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, 12.01.42 - 12.??.42
SS-Brigadenführer Wilhelm Harenstein, 12.??.42 - 05.??.43

War Service

Dates Corps Army Army Group Area
8.41 - 9.41 rear area of Süd
10.41 Gruppe Rpques Süd
11.41 - 12.41 rear area of Mitte
1.42 LV 2. Armee Mitte Kursk
2.42 - 3.42 - 6. Armee Süd Belgorod
4.42 - 8.42 LV 2. Armee Süd Kursk, Voronesh
9.42 - 12.42 not mentioned
1.43 - 6.43 LIX 3. Pz. Armee Mitte Welish
7.43 - 9.43 not mentioned
10.43 - 11.43 XXXIX 4. Armee Mitte Orscha
12.43 XXXV 9. Armee Mitte Bobruisk