SS-Sturmbrigade "Dirlewanger"
Lineage
  • Wilddiebkommando Oranienburg
  • Sonderkommando Dr. Dirlewanger
  • SS-Sonderbataillon Dirlewanger
  • SS-Regiment Dirlewanger
  • SS-Sonderregiment Dirlewanger
  • SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger
  • History This infamous unit was formed originally as Wilddiebkommando Oranienburg on June 15th, 1940. It soon became known as the SS-Sonderbataillon Dirlewanger. By September, 1943, the unit was a regiment in size. After falling in size as a result of sustaining heavy losses, it was again enlarged in the fall of 1944, this time to brigade size as the SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger. The brigade took part in the brutal supression of the Warsaw uprising in 1944, and in February of 1945, was formed into the 36.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS.
    Organization
    General Composition
    Stab
    SS-Regiment 1
      I.Bataillon
      II.Bataillon
      III.Bataillon
    SS Regiment 2
      I.Bataillon
      II.Bataillon
      III.Bataillon
    Artillery-Abteilung
    Füsilier-Kompanie
    Pioneer-Kompanie
    Nachrichtren-Kompanie
    Commanders Oskar Dirlewanger