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The Feldgendarmerie

(i) Feldgendarmerie des Heeres

After the end of the First World War, the Germany army lost its Feldgendarmerie units and this situation remained unchanged throughout period of the Weimar Republic and its Reichswehr and indeed also for the early years after the creation of the new Wehrmacht.

Unlike most nations which maintained military police units even during peacetime, the Wehrmacht formed such units only on a temporary basis, by drafting personnel from the civil police, most often the Motorisierte Gendarmerie. Other nations of course, including the British, had reinforced their military police during times of need, by drafting civilian policemen, but for a nation which was rapidly expanding its military forces it was a somewhat unusual situation for the Germans to create only temporary military police units. Such units were formed for major military exercises and major troop movements such as those which occurred during the so-called ‘Flower-Wars’ (the Anschluss with Austria and the occupation of the Sudetenland). These units however were disbanded again soon afterwards.

Only with the mobilisation of the Army in the lead up to the Second World War did the serious creation of permanent military police units begin. In fact the Feldgendarmerie units were some of the first to be created, orders specifying that they had to begin forming up within 12 hours of the mobilisation orders, a perfectly logical move as units concerned with order and discipline and the movement of large bodies of troops needed to be in place before the remainder of the army began to form.

Of course the Wehrmacht already had access to a small cadre of troops who had served in the previous temporary units and so the rapid creation of these new permanent units was made easier. Some 280 officers and just under 7,900 NCOs and men were transferred from the civil police in the weeks before the outbreak of war.

The tasks that were to be performed by the Feldgendarmerie fell into three basic categories.

Maintaining order and discipline

i)

Monitoring of order and discipline amongst service personnel.

ii)

Collection of prisoners of war and formation of collecting points at the front, both for prisoners and for German stragglers.

iii)

Investigation of crimes committed by military personnel.

iv)

Apprehension of deserters.

v)

Monitoring movement of troops in transit to and from leave, (in co-operation with the Army Patrol Service (Streifendienst).

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Motorisierte Gendarmerie NCO wears the Feld=Gendarmerie armband over his police sleeve eagle.

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This Motorisierte Gendarmerie NCO wears the Deutsche Wehrmacht armband over his sleeve eagle and the Feld=Gendarmerie armband just above the cuff.

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Polizei Ausweis of Friedrich Willuweit, a police NCO who also served with the Feldgendarmerie.

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Feldgendarmerie troops at drill practice with the Kar98k.

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Gendarmerie NCO wears the Deutsche Wehrmacht armband below the sleeve eagle and the Feld=Gendarmerie armband above the cuff.

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Ausweis issued by 6th Army to be used in conjunction with the Soldbuch, confirming the authority of the Feldgendarm(Ian Jewison)

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Feldgendarmerie NCOs prepare food at a POW collecting point as Soviet prisoners look on. (Sebastian Golawski)

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The Feldgendarmerie Oberfeldwebel at left wears the marksmanship lanyard as well as the trade badge for a Waffenfeldwebel (Ordnance NCO).

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Feldgendarm guarding a Soviet prisoner. The Kgf patch on the prisoner’s tunic is for ‘Kriegsgefangener’. (Henner Lindlar)

Traffic control

i)

Planning and marking of military routes.

ii)

Traffic control and direction.

iii)

Control of traffic at water crossings.

iv)

Monitoring of military traffic.

v)

Ensuring priority of movement for certain traffic.

Security

i)

Prevention of sabotage and espionage

ii)

Protection of headquarter locations

iii)

General police tasks in occupied areas where no indigenous police functions are available.

iv)

Protection of lines of communication in rear areas

v)

Combating partisans and Francs Tireurs.

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An iconic image of the typical Feldgendarm on traffic control duty. (Clyde R. Davis)

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Feldgendarmerie dog handler with a muzzled Boxer dog. This is the same soldier pictured in the photo showing the Waffenrock (note the Panzer Assault Badge—rarely seen worn by a Feldgendarm).

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An entry from the Stanitz Wehrpass previously illustrated showing his attendance at a dog-handler’s course.

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Feldwebel and Hauptfeldwebel of Feldgendarmerie with their German Shepherd dog.

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The German Shepherd was immensely popular, both as a pet and as a working dog with the Feldgendarmerie.

Allocation of Feldgendarmerie Units

Although, eventually all branches of the armed forces would have their own military police units, most of these had limited areas of responsibility, whereas the Feldgendarmerie of the army had far greater authority and more widely ranging tasks. Not surprisingly then, the breakdown of the Feldgendarmerie of the army is fairly complex.

Feldgendarmerie troops were allocated at the following levels.

Army / Army Corps

Each army or army corps (usually a grouping of several divisions) was to be allocated a Feldgendarmerie Abteilung with a strength of three companies. These larger units were generally under the control of the commander of the rear areas or Kommandeur rückwärtiges Armeegebiet, usually abbreviated to ‘Korück’.

After the beginning of Operation Barbarossa, a Feldgendarmerie Abteilung was also allocated to the Korück for each army corps.

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Feldgendarm on traffic control duty.

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Feldgendarmerie Unteroffizier with French Colonial prisoners.

Corps

Each corps (normally formed from two or more divisions) was allocated a Feldgendarmerietrupp (mot).

Divisions

Each division was allocated a Feldgendarmerietrupp, the type of trupp allocated depended on the type of division, e.g. infantry divisions: Feldgendarmerietrupp a (mot), panzer divisions: Feldgendarmerietrupp b (mot).

Garrison divisions: initially, no Feldgendarmerie elements were allocated but later in the war partially motorised Feldgendarmerietrupp c (teilmot.) or Feldgendarmerietrupp d (teilmot.)

Security divisions: none allocated, any Feldgendarmerie function would be provided by Feldgendarmerie from the local Feldkommandantur to which the security division was subordinated.

Exceptions occurred, and some large, elite units such as Grossdeutschland had a full Feldgendarmerie Kompanie of three platoons or Züge.

Brigades

Many independently operating brigades were allocated a Feldgendarmerietrupp a (mot.) or Feldgendarmerietrupp b (mot.)

Kommandanturen

Many (but not all) command posts, be it at local, district or field level were provided with a partially motorised Feldgendarmerie unit, a Feldgendarmerietrupp c (teilmot.) or Feldgendarmerietrupp d (teilmot).

Many large cities, both in Germany and in the occupied countries, had their own Feldgendarmerie Kompanie (teilmot.) subordinated to the local Wehrmachtkommandantur.

Equipment Levels

Every German military unit was equipped according to a very specific scale, referred to as the Kriegsstärkenachweisung (KStN) which dictated the strength in men and equipment that was approved for that type of unit. These KStN were not necessarily permanent and could be altered over time, so the details below should be considered as ‘typical’ rather than absolute, and at various times units may carry supernumerary personnel or be under strength. Units being undermanned was certainly a common occurrence in wartime.

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Traffic post on the Eastern Front near Charkow in March 1943.

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From the earliest days of the war, guarding prisoners was an important and common function for the Feldgendarmerie. Here French prisoners are marched into captivity in 1940.

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Feldgendarmerie in greatcoats on a winter training exercise in Schirgiswalde.

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Feldgendarmerie Gefreiter travelling by train enjoys a sumptuous meal.

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung

Headquarters

Command Group

3 officers, 3 NCOs and 3 men ( i.e. company commander, radio/telephone crew, company sergeant, medical NCO, company clerk.)

1 × staff car.

1 × small bus.

Repair/Maintemance Troop:

1 NCO and 3 men (Schirrmeister NCO, mechanics).

1 × motorcycle/sidecar combination.

1 × 2 ton truck.

Transport/Supply Element:

4 NCOs and 8 men (paymaster NCO, transport NCOs, QM NCOs, drivers, cooks).

2 × 2 ton trucks.

2 × 3 ton trucks. ]

Total Weapons Allocation for the above

8 × pistols.

19 × carbines.

4 × machine pistols.

1 × light machine gun.

Plus 3 or 4 × Feldgendarmerie Kompanien each comprising 3 × Feldgendarmerietruppen.

Allocations for Truppe and Kompanien are given below.

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Feldgendarmerie section equipped with motorcycles and a light four seat car.

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This Opel Olympia was just one of many civilian automobile models pressed into military service, here with Feldgendarmerie Trupp 468.

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Feldgendarmerie with their Mercedes 170 staff car. The emblem on the front fender is the tactical sign for a Feldgendarmerie unit. (Sebastian Golawski)

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Cover of the military driving licence.

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Driving licence for a Feldgendarmerie NCO.

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Driving licence without photograph, valid only when used in conjunction with a Soldbuch which has a photograph.

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Typical 3 ton truck from a Feldgendarmerie unit on the border with Russia, July 1941.

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The P.08 Luger pistol (Robert Adams-adamsguns.com)

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The Walther P38 never fully replaced the P.08 Luger (Robert Adams- adamsguns.com)

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Soldiers were occasionally permitted to carry their own personal firearms in place of the army issue pieces. In such cases a certification was added to the Soldbuch confirming the weapon was the soldier’s personal property.

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie

7 officers, 114 NCOs and 55 men.

Command group

1 officer, 4 NCOs and 6 men (company commander, radio/telephone crew, company sergeant, medical NCO, company clerk.

1 × kubelwagen.

1 × bus.

4 × carbines.

3 × pistols.

1 × machine pistol.

Repair/maintemance troop:

1 NCO and 3 men (Schirrmeister NCO, Mechanics).

1 × motorcycle/sidecar combination.

1 × 2 ton truck.

3 × carbines.

1 × pistol.

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Notice all the traffic post signs stored around the spare wheel on the bonnet of this Feldgendarmerie Volkswagen Kubelwagen.

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Pre-war Opel Olympia 2 door model 13237 in the service of the Feldgendarmerie.

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Rather than military type jeeps, the majority of vehicles used by the Feldgendarmerie appear to be civilian cars impressed into military service.

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Captured Russian GAZ 1.5 ton light truck pressed into service with the Feldgendarmerie.

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Two Feldgendarmen from Feldgendarmerie- Trupp 468 with their motorcycle combination.

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Feldgendarmerie with Zundapp motorcycle combination on the Eastern Front.

Transport/supply element :

4 NCOs and 8 men (paymaster NCO, transport NCOs, QM NCOs, drivers, cooks).

2 × 2 ton trucks.

2 × 3 ton trucks

11 × carbines.

1 × pistol.

Feldgendarmerie Zug (×3)

1 officer, 20 NCOs and 10 men.

3 × motorcycles.

2 × motorcycle combinations.

8 × kubelwagen.

20 × carbines.

11 × pistols.

4 × machine pistols.

3 × light machine guns.

Feldgendarmerietrupp a (mot)

2 officers, 21 NCOs and 10 men.

6 × motorcycles.

2 × motorcycle combinations.

7 × kubelwagen.

1 × 3 ton truck.

17 × carbines.

12 × pistols.

6 × machine pistols.

3 × light machine guns.

Feldgendarmerietrupp b (mot)

3 officers, 41 NCOs and 20 men.

2 × motorcycles.

4 × motorcycle combinations.

17 × kubelwagens.

3 × 2 ton truck.

1 × 3 ton truck.

45 × carbines.

13 × pistols.

9 × machine pistols.

5 × light machine guns.

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The weapons training page from the Hahnel Wehrpass. Note that even for a senior NCO, he has been trained only in the use of rifle and pistol.

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Feldgendarm uses a Kettenkrad tracked motorcycle to pull a light truck out of the mud on the Russian Front. (Josef Charita)

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A group of Feldgendarmerie NCOs with a captured French Citroen Traction Avant.

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Zundapp heavy motorcycle combination of the Feldgendarmerie parked under a tree as its rider takes a rest.

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The basic weapon for most German soldiers, including the Feldgendarmerie, was the Kar98k Carbine. (Armémuseum Stockholm)

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The Wehrpass of Stabsfeldwebel Paul Hahnel from Feldgendarmerie Trupp 833.

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Service with the Feldgendarmerie of the German Army is also recorded in the Polizei Dienstpass of Willuweit.

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Entries from the Polizei Dienstpass of Walter Tronnier whose Wehrpass is shown elsewhere indicating his service with the army as a temporary Feldgendarm pre-war during the occupation of the Sudetenland followed by full time army service with the Feldgendarmerie during the Second World War.

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Feldgendarmerie motorcycle combination with the bullet shaped ‘Steib’ sidecar.

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Motorcycle combination from Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 468, the bracket on the front of the sidecar is the mount for a storage container.

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Feldgendarmerie Unteroffizier. Note the ‘F.Gend’ painted on the front mudguard. The motorcycle is an NSU, less commonly seen than BMW or Zundapp models.

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Feldgendarmerie motorcycles. Note that the two at left still bear their civilian licence plates whilst the two at right have their military plates with ‘WH’ (Wehrmacht Heer) prefix.

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Not every Feldgendarm had the luxury of travelling in a Mercedes like this Unteroffizier. (Sebastian Golwaski)

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Obsolescent weapons such as the Bergmann MP18 were also used by the Feldgendarmerie. (Quickload at en.wikipedia)

Feldgendarmerietrupp c (Teilmot)

1 officer, 25 NCOs and 7 men.

18 × bicycles.

4 × kubelwagens.

1 × 3 ton truck.

19 × carbines.

10 × pistols.

5 × machine pistols.

3 × light machine guns.

Feldgendarmerietrupp d (Teilmot)

1 officer, 20 NCOs and 6 men.

3 × motorcycles.

6 × bicycles.

4 × staff cars.

15 × pistols.

12 × carbines.

2 × machine pistols.

1 × light machine gun.

A commonly held perception regarding the typical Feldgendarm, probably fuelled by to some degree by movie images of such troops is that they were usually armed with MP40 type machine pistols. As can be seen from the above however, the standard weapon for the Feldgendarmerie was the infantry carbine, usually the Mauser Kar98k with only a handful of machine pistols per unit. In fact in many units, especially those on occupation duty, armament often comprised captured and obsolete enemy weapons.

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Feldgendarmerie from Sonderverband 287 with their Volkswagen Kubelwagen light field car.

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Weapons training page from the Wehrpass of Diedrich Henke seen previously shows that as well as being trained on the Kar98k, he has also been familiarised with the MP 18 machine pistol.

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The bicycle was a perfect sensible mode of transport for navigating narrow country lanes in some rear areas.

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Apart from a new paint job, most civilian vehicles in military service were unmodified, but a special hooded ‘Notek’ lamp was usually fitted to the left fender as here.

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The humble bicycle was also an important part of Feldgendarmerie equipment.

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The highly effective MG34 was standard issue in small numbers to each Feldgendarmerie Trupp and Abteilung. (Armémuseum Stockholm)

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Wehrpass for Stabsfeldwebel Fritz Dudde of Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 463.

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At the opposite end of the training scale, Dudde has been trained in the Kar98k Carbine, the older G98 rifle, the P.08 Pistol, the l.M.G. (light machine gun) and s.M.G. (heavy machine gun).

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A two man Feldgendarmerie patrol with their Opel staff car.

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The use of civilian vehicles had its problems as few could cope as well as heavier military vehicles in bad weather.

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The machine pistol MP40 was used by the Feldgendarmerie in limited numbers. (Quickload at en.wikipedia)

Uniforms

All branches of the German armed forces were allocated a specific Waffenfarbe or branch of service colour. In the case of the Feldgendarmerie this was orange-red or orangerot. This choice was almost certainly because of the use of this same colour by the civil Gendarmerie.

This colour was worn in various ways. It was used as piping to the crown and cap band of the visor cap. It was also used as a Russia braid ‘soutache’ or inverted vee around the national cockade on both the field grey field cap and the tropical field cap for officers and other ranks until mid 1942 when this feature was removed.

The Waffenfarbe was also used as piping to the shoulder straps of NCOs and enlisted men and underlay to the shoulder straps of officers. It was featured as a coloured strip to the centre of each bar of ‘Litzen’ on the collar tabs of officers and also on the early issue collar tabs for NCOs and enlisted men.

On the subject of Waffenfarbe it is perhaps worth mentioning that the Feldgendarmerie was not the only branch to use orange-red Waffenfarbe. The army’s recruiting branch also used this colour until 1942 after which it changed to white. Other smaller branches such as the ordnance and engineering branches also used orange-red Waffenfarbe. However, these other branches also featured identifying devices on their shoulder straps—in the case of the recruiting branch a roman numeral designating the Wehrkreis or military district was featured and for ordnance troops, the letters Fz (for Feldzeug) for supplementary officers, crossed canon for ordnance officers and a cogwheel for engineering officers. A strap with only orange Waffenfarbe and no other identifying device therefore is most likely Feldgendarmerie.

Early Uniforms

During the earliest operations which involved the Feldgendarmerie, many of those who transferred either temporarily or permanently from the Gendarmerie continued to wear their original police uniforms, including where appropriate, the Motorisierte Gendarmerie cuffband.

In period photos, these grey green uniforms can be easily identified by the contrasting dark brown cuffs. The collar was also dark brown as opposed to the dark green collar worn on army uniforms of the period.

The lack of an army pattern national emblem (eagle and swastika) over the right breast pocket is also an instant indicator that the uniform is of the police and not the army.

In order to identify them as carrying out Military as opposed to civil police duties, they were issued with a green cloth armband on which was machine woven the legend ‘Feld=Gendarmerie’ in two lines of yellow Gothic text. A variant is also known with the legend machine embroidered in yellow thread rather than woven.

This was worn on the left sleeve of the tunic as well as the greatcoat or the protective motorcyclists coat if worn. This armband was often, but not always worn in such a manner as to cover the police version of the national emblem on the left sleeve.

It should also be noted that on occasion this armband was worn by other Wehrmacht troops acting as temporary Feldgendarmen, though its greatest use was certainly by members of the civil police acting as military police.

The regulation cuffbands used by the police (i.e. Motorisierte GendarmerieDeutsche Wehrmacht etc) were machine or hand embroidered on a mid/dark brown wool base.

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The same NCO is seen here first as a civilian policeman and as a Feldgendarmerie Unteroffizier. Many came from the police to serve a term of duty with the Feldgendarmerie and then return to the police.

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These transitional police uniforms have been amended by having an army breast eagle added along with army style shoulder straps and army style NCO braid around the collar.

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This transitional police uniform has the Feld=Gendarmerie armband placed over the sleeve eagle and also has an army national emblem added to the right breast.

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Cufftitle for the Motorisierte Gendarmerie which supplied so many of its personnel for duty in the Feldgendarmerie.

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A junior NCO from the Motorisierte Gendarmerie, which provided a large portion of the first personnel to serve in the Feldgendarmerie.

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A rare shot of cloth sides with the embroidered unit number being worn on the shoulder strap, highly unusual for the Feldgendarmerie.

Feldgendarmerie cuffband also exists manufactured in the same style as the police cuffbands, both in machine embroidered and hand embroidered form. It seems logical to assume that these were the first Feldgendarmerie cuffbands to be introduced and were first worn during this transitional phase when elements of the original police uniform were still being used. Photographic evidence of the occasional use of this early type Feldgendarmerie cuffband well into the war does exist however.

Uniforms

No special trousers, footwear etc. were used by the Feldgendarmerie, only the tunic or field blouse bearing the appropriate insignia would be identifiable as being for the military police.

The cut and style of the tunic was absolutely generic with no special features relevant to the wearer’s position as a military policeman other than the attached insignia.

All of the standard uniforms used by the army were utilised by the Feldgendarmerie, those most commonly encountered on period photographs include:

M38 Officers Tunic

A field grey tunic with dark green collar having four pleated pockets with scalloped flaps and fastened with five buttons. The sleeves featured turned back cuffs. It was similar to the M36 tunic for other ranks but in much finer quality material.

Some officers, for field use, had their own tunics made in similar cut to the M36 other ranks tunic without turned back cuffs, but usually from better quality wool.

M36 Field Blouse

A field grey tunic with dark green collar having four pleated pockets with scalloped flaps and fastened with five buttons.

M40 Field Blouse

As M36 but with field grey collar.

M41 Field Blouse

As M40 but with six-button fastening.

M42 Field Blouse

As M40/41 but with non-pleated pockets.

M43 Field Blouse

As M42 but with straight cut pocket flaps.

There were also some minor internal changes but the above are the main features which may be identified from period photos. It should also be noted that soldiers admired the contrasting dark green collars of the M36 tunics so much that many later issue types had the field grey collars replaced by dark green collars.

It is also worth noting that the M36 etc nomenclature is not the original German terminology but one which has been created by collectors and militaria enthusiasts in order to standardise descriptions and is now almost universally used.

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Feldgendarmerie in winter dress. Note that, unusually, the soldier at right has added the metal insignia from the visor cap to his M43 field cap.

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An unusual instance of mixed dress. This NCO wears the regulation Feldgendarmerie tunic, but with a civil Gendarmerie visor cap.

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The officer tunic worn here with full insignia including the cufftitle and a hand embroidered bullion wire sleeve eagle.

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Feldgendarmerie Hauptmann wears the sleeve eagle but no cufftitle whilst his Adjutant following behind can be seen to wear both the sleeve eagle and cufftitle.

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The leutnant at right wears a fine example of the officers’ service tunic with bullion police pattern sleeve eagle and standard woven cufftitle.

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Feldgendarmerie Trupp on parade with its officers. Note how the bullion sleeve eagles worn by the officers stand out.

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Another example of the officer’s tunic cut from wool in the enlisted style, here worn with the cufftitle but no sleeve eagle.

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Mounted Feldgendarmerie Officer. Horses were often used by the Feldgendarmerie on the Eastern Front.

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The basic early ‘M36’ type field blouse with dark green collar and pleated pockets with scalloped flaps worn by a Feldgendarmerie enlisted man.

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Junior NCOs from Feldgendarmerie Trupp 468 in service dress with the visor cap.

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The small size of this soldier’s holster suggests that he is carrying a smaller weapon than the common P.08 or P.38, most likely a Walther PP or Mauser HSc.

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An off-duty Stabsfeldwebel tries out a pair of sunglasses in a local Bazaar. (Josef Charita)

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Feldgendarmerie Oberfeldwebel in service dress with visor cap, armed with a pistol the holster of which is just visible under his left arm.

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On leave and in walking out dress, a Feldgendarmerie Geferiter poses for a snap with two lady friends

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The ‘M40’ field blouse. Now with a field grey collar but still retaining the pleated pockets and scalloped flaps, is worn here by a Feldgendarmerie Gefreiter.

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Captured Russian light trucks being used by Feldgendarmerie Trupp 468.

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Two rather tough looking Feldgendarmerie NCOs interrogate a female suspect.

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Feldgendarmerie in Kiev, 1943. Note that the Unteroffizier at right wears neither the arm eagle or cufftitle.

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Two Feldgendarmen relax on the shores of the Adriatic.

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Note the mix of field grey and dark green for collars and shoulder straps in this group of rankers and junior NCOs.

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The M43 Einheitsfeldmütze dates this photo to after 1943, but the arm eagle and cufftitle still being used indicates that it is prior to March 1944.

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The taller Feldgendarm here wears the ‘M41’ field blouse, being basically similar to the ‘M40’ but with six button fastening.

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An ‘M42’ field blouse still having the scalloped pocket flaps but no pleats, and with six button fastening worn by a Feldgendarmerie Obergefreiter.

Waffenrock

Given that the Feldgendarmerie was only formed during mobilisation just prior to the outbreak of war, and that use of the Waffenrock or dress tunic was soon to be withdrawn for the duration, it is unsurprising that very little evidence has emerged to show the use of this particular style of tunic by the Feldgendarmerie.

Wartime photographs do exist however, which undeniably show the Waffenrock being worn by Feldgendarmerie troops complete with sleeve eagle and cuffband.

This author has as yet been unable to track down any surviving example of such a tunic however, and given the relatively small size of the Feldgendarmerie as a proportion of the German army during the early period when the Waffenrock may have been worn, it unlikely that many authentic examples have survived.

During research for this book, an interesting photograph was discovered showing a Feldgendarmerie senior NCO wearing a converted Gendarmerie tunic as a dress uniform. At first glance this may have appeared as a converted Waffenrock but on closer examination, details of the tunic reveal it is most certainly a police pattern tunic complete with contrasting cuffs. The cut of police and army Waffenrock tunics is completely different.

It is impossible to know from the monochrome image whether the collar and cuffs remain in the original brown of the Gendarmerie have been re-tailored with green cloth but this seems unlikely as converted Waffenrock tunics would normally have the contrasting dark cuffs removed. It is also interesting to note that this tunic bears an embroidered Feldgendarmerie cuffband in the police style.

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The parade dress Waffenrock tunic is rarely encountered for Feldgendarmerie troops but it certainly existed. The Feldgendarmerie sleeve eagle is visible on this example.

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Another fine and rare shot of the Waffenrock being worn by a Feldgendarm. In this case both the sleeve eagle and cufftitle are evident.

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Pictured on his wedding day, this Oberfeldwebel wears an embroidered version of the Feldgendarmerie cufftitle on a brown wool base.

It seems therefore that this tunic is an example of one of the transitional period tunics, where the former Gendarmerie NCO has simply added the appropriate Feldgendarmerie insignia, including the army breast eagle, to his Gendarmerie tunic.

What makes this rather unusual, is that the medal ribbons he wears include that for the East Front Medal, meaning that this photograph was not taken until at least 1942. It would appear that this NCO pulled his old transitional Polizei/Heer tunic out of storage to wear for his wedding day. He also carries a police NCO Sword!

Tropical Tunics

As Feldgendarmerie operated in all the areas where such uniforms were used, it can be safely assumed that the full range of tropical pattern tunics may be found being worn by Feldgendarmerie personnel. It seems however that the police pattern national emblem worn on the left sleeve of field grey dress until 1944 was rarely featured on the tropical tunic or tropical shirt though the cuffband was widely used.

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Two Feldgendarmerie NCOs in tropical uniform. Note that, typically, only the cufftitle is worn on the left sleeve.

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This photograph of a Feldgendarmerie NCO proves that at least sometimes, the sleeve eagle was indeed worn on the tropical uniform.

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This photograph of two Feldgendarmen is a perfect example of how much difference there was in the appearance of tropical clothing due to the bleaching effect of the sun.

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Oberleutnant Hans Hausser in tropical dress while serving with Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 498. On the original photo the orange Waffenfarbe soutache over the cockade on his cap can just be seen. Hausser later won the Knight’s Cross whilst serving in the Waffen-SS.

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Men from the Feldgendarmerie Trupp of Sonderverband 287 relax with some music.

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Feldgendarmerie on Crete the stooping figure at right showing the very rare use of the Feldgendarmerie sleeve eagle on the tropical shirt.

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Feldgendarmerie from Sonderverband 287 in tropical dress, typically, without the use of the sleeve eagle.

Greatcoats

The full range of army pattern greatcoats was used by the Feldgendarmerie. The cuffband was normally featured though the police pattern national emblem was not featured on the left sleeve.

Motorcycle Coats

One form of dress widely used by the Feldgendarmerie was the waterproof rubberised coat. This was an ankle length double breasted coat in grey green waterproof material, but with normal field grey cloth collar. It could be buttoned up between the legs for comfort when riding a motorcycle. The only insignia on this coat were the shoulder straps.

Army Feldgendarmerie Headgear

There were no special headgear designs for the Feldgendarmerie but various types of headgear were manufactured using the orange-red Waffenfarbe colour allocated to these troops.

From wartime photographs at least the following forms of head wear with orange-red Waffenfarbe are know to have been worn by Feldgendarmerie.

Visor Cap for Officers.

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A pair of very hard looking Feldgendarmen wearing the greatcoat one with dark green and one with field grey collar. Note that the arm eagle is not worn on the greatcoat, but the cufftitle is featured.

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A group of Feldgendarmerie officers and Senior NCOs wearing the regulation greatcoat.

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Feldgendarm on guard duty in Stalino on the Russian Front. Note that on the heavy duty winter greatcoat (Wachmantel), no insignia is being worn.

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Feldgendarmerie troops in Schirgiswalde, 1941. Note the Kar98k Carbines being carried.

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Feldgendarm on guard duty. The fact that he has no ammunition pouches on his belt and would only have the five rounds in the weapon’s magazine suggests that the area is considered safe.

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Keeping warm on the Eastern Front during winter was extremely difficult especially on static police duty. Note the huge felt overboots worn on top of the jackboots by this Feldgendarm(Photo courtesy Brian L. Davis)

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Rare shot of a Feldgendarmerie Feldwebel from the so-called Spanish Blue Division on the Eastern Front. Note the ‘España’ sleeve shield. (Otto Spronk Photo Files)

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Two of the Feldgendarmen in this shot are wearing the loose fitting waterproof motorcyclist coat.

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Motorcycle patrol in winter, struggling to progress through deep snow.

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In cold weather, this Feldgendarm wears the woollen balaclava like toque to protect his neck and head. (Photo courtesy Brian L. Davis)

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The motorcyclists protective waterproof coat was never the most stylish of garments!

Visor Cap for NCOs/Enlisted Men.

Feldmütze altere Art (so called Crush Cap).

Feldmütze for Officers.

Feldmütze for NCOs/Enlisted Men.

Tropical M40 Feldmütze.

Study of wartime photographs will show that virtually every type of generic headgear that was worn by the majority of army personnel was also used by the Feldgendarmerie (i.e. M35 and M42 Steel Helmets, M43 Feldmütze etc.)

Although the regular army steel helmet was used by Feldgendarmerie troops, occasional photos emerge showing Feldgendarmerie troops wearing steel helmets with the police national insignia decals. As there was no ‘Feldgendarmerie Helmet’ per se, it is safe to assume that those troops wearing these helmets are some of the former civil police personnel who were drafted into the army to serve with the Feldgendarmerie and retained their original police helmets.

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This photo shows to good effect the M38 Feldmütze with the inverted ‘V’ of orange Waffenfarbe over the national colours cockade.

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The officers’ version of the Feldmütze had silver piping around the flap and crown. The example worn here also features the orange Waffenfarbe soutache over the cockade.

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This fine portrait study shows the visor cap for NCOs and enlisted ranks to good effect. It has orange piping around the crown and band.

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This shot shows a fine range of Feldgendarmerie headgear being worn including the M38 Feldmütze, the officers and enlisted ranks visor caps and in the centre, the old style field cap (the so-called crusher cap).

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Feldgendarm on guard duty armed with the standard Mauser Kar98k Carbine. Dnjepropetrovsk.

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Feldgendarmerie NCOs will also often be seen, as here, carrying a map/document case from the waist belt. (Barry Smith)

Insignia

Collar Patches

Collar Patches for officers were in the regular style, with matt silver grey braid Litzen on a dark green badge-cloth base. In the centre of each Litze was a strip of orange Waffenfarbe either as a single strand cord or woven in a Russia braid ‘V’ style. In 1944 the use of fully machine woven collar tabs for officers became widespread.

For Dress uniforms such as the Waffenrock, the Litzen were hand embroidered in bright silver braid on an orange base.

Collar Patches for junior ranks were machine woven in a matt grey artificial silk with a dark green strip between the two bars of Litze. The centre of each bar carried a stripe in the orange colour of the Feldgendarmerie. Early collar tabs with Waffenfarbe were usually machine sewn onto a dark green patch before attachment to the collar.

From 1938, new ‘Einheitslitzen’ began to be used which lacked the Waffenfarbe stripe down the centre of each bar of Litze, the central strip between the bars and the stripe down the centre of each bar all being in dark green.

In 1940, a new version of the collar patch was introduced in which the central strip and the stripe down the centre of each bar were no longer in dark green but mouse grey. These later patterns were often machine sewn directly to the collar without the use of a backing patch.

Despite the fact that the version with Waffenfarbe colours was being phased out before the creation of the Feldgendarmerie, original tunics with the Waffenfarbe to the collar patches are well enough known to suggest that these troops were able to obtain patches with the appropriate Waffenfarbe.

Lower ranks patches for Waffenrock dress tunics normally featured machine woven bright aluminium thread Litzen with the space between the bars open so that when mounted on the orange base patch the Waffenfarbe colour would also be visible in this space between the bars.

Feldgendarmerie tropical tunics used the same collar tabs as those worn by all other troops, with blue grey artificial silk bars featuring a rust brown strip between each bar and a similarly coloured stripe down the centre of each bar. These were machined directly to the collar without a backing patch.

Officers would often wear the collar patches from their field grey uniform in lieu of these tropical patches.

Shoulder Straps

Shoulder straps for senior officers for the field uniform were made from intertwined matt silver grey braid. The braid itself was made by attaching two 5 mm strips of Russia type Soutache braid side by side so that the weave of the threads on the braid formed opposing ‘V’ shapes.

The braid was then sewn to a base of orange coloured wool, stiffened internally with a strip of stiff board.

Straps for all ranks were made in two styles, either fixed, which were sewn directly into the shoulder seam of the uniform, or removable in which case a small understrap was attached to the base of the strap, this passing through a loop on the tunic shoulder seam, to allow the strap to be buttoned in place.

Officer’s straps for dress uniforms were identical in style to those for the field uniform, but made from bright aluminium braid. The straps as above had two gilt rank stars for Oberst, one for Oberstleutnant and none for MajorStraps for these grades were usually approximately 3.8 cm wide.

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Feldgendarmerie Leutnant wearing the hand embroidered aluminium thread version of the cuffband. Note that he also carries the Army dress dagger.

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The large size holster carried by this soldier suggests he is equipped with the P.08 Pistol.

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As we can see here, height was not really a factor for serving in the Feldgendarmerie!

Junior officer shoulder straps were manufactured in a similar manner with matt silver grey braid for the field uniform and bright aluminium for the dress uniform. In the case of junior officers the braid was made from two 4–5 mm wide twin strips of soutache type braid sewn together side by side to give the impression of four strands. This was then laid along the strap, around the curved end and back down giving the overall impression of eight strands.

This style strap was worn with two gilt stars for the rank of Hauptmann, one for Oberleutnant and without stars for Leutnant.

NCO / Enlisted straps were originally made from dark green badge cloth for the upper surface and usually field grey for the undersurface. They were around 4.5 cm wide with the buttonhole end rounded and featured an understrap with buttonhole fitting to allow it to be removable from the field blouse. Examples without an understrap were also made, these being intended for sewing permanently into the shoulder seam of dress or private purchase tunics.

The edge of the strap featured a 2 mm wide strip of piping in the orange Waffenfarbe colour. This piping could be wool but in later straps was usually in woven rayon.

From May 1940, straps began to be made with the top surface in field grey cloth rather than dark blue green and from around 1944 as an economy measure straps began to be made with no underlay, only the top surface. In such cases a reinforcing strip of rayon was sewn to the undersurface.

NCOs wore edging to their shoulder straps consisting of 9 mm wide aluminium braid with a diamond weave pattern. In 1940 subdued braid was introduced made from field grey coloured rayon with a similar weave pattern. The aluminium braid was never actually replaced by the new style, and both aluminium and subdued braid can be found on straps used right through to the end of the war.

Straps with braid around the entire edge of the strap were worn with three white metal rank stars for Stabsfeldwebel, two stars for Oberfeldwebel, one for Feldwebel, and no stars for Unterfeldwebel.

Straps for Unteroffizier had braid only around the sides and curved end of the strap, the lower (shoulder) end being bare.

Lower ranks, from Schutze to Stabsgefreiter had no braid on the shoulder straps.

Shoulder straps for the tropical field blouse were of identical design to those for the field grey uniforms but were made from olive green cotton material with the artificial silk braid in rust brown colour where appropriate.

Early tropical straps as worn in North Africa predominantly had a brown wool underlay whilst later straps tend to have field grey wool underlay. Piping on tropical straps is generally in orange coloured artificial silk weave.

Units which carried their own special insignia of the shoulder strap (i.e. the GD cipher worn by Grossdeutschland units) featured these as gilt metal emblems for officer straps, silvered white metal for NCOs and embroidered for enlisted ranks. In the case of embroidered versions these were to be in the same colour as the Waffenfarbe colour in which the straps were piped, in the case of Feldgendarmerie straps—orangerot.

As can be seen by the example of a Grossdeutschland Feldgendarm shown in this book, although a black and white image, it can be seen that the GD cipher indeed appears to be in the same colour as the piping.

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Feldgendarmerie Oberfeldwebel relaxes in his personal quarters.

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Presentation of awards to Feldgendarmerie troops in August 1941.

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This ‘Spiess’, a Stabsfeldwebel, wears the Feldgendarmerie cufftitle above the sleeve rings.

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Feldgendarmerie Oberfeldwebel poses with his proud family.

Sleeve Eagle

Members of the Feldgendarmerie wore, in addition to the regular national emblem over the right breast pocket, the police version of the national emblem on the left sleeve as follows:

Officers

For officers the sleeve eagle consisting of an eagle grasping the usual wreathed swastika in its talons, all on an oval wreath of oakleaves, was hand embroidered in silver aluminium wire, with the exception of the swastika which was normally embroidered in black thread. The insignia was worked on a field grey coloured wool base.

Lower Ranks

For lower ranks the arm eagle was the same as that for the civil Gendarmerie, having the design (again with the exception of the swastika) machine embroidered in orange thread on a field grey base. Unlike the civil Gendarmerie however, the military police emblem did not show the name of the wearer’s home base town at the top of the badge.

Early examples of the sleeve eagle tend to be found worked on to a circular field grey wool patch, whilst later examples had the backing cloth trimmed closely around the outline of the insignia.

On most examples, the outer portion of the eagle’s wings will be found to have six segments. A rarer variant however with only three segments is known and photographic evidence of its wear by Feldgendarmerie troops exists.

The Feldgendarmerie sleeve eagle was withdrawn from use by an order of 10 March 1944 (Heeresmiteilungsblatt 44, Nr 158). How quickly this order was implemented is not known but given the Feldgendarmerie’s task of ensuring order and discipline it seems logical that they would be amongst the first troops to comply with the new order so it might seem logical that the lack of this feature would be an indicator of a photograph having been taken after March 1944.

Occasional photos known to have been taken before this date and showing no sleeve eagle are known, so although using the lack of sleeve eagle as a general rule of thumb to date a photograph is not unreasonable, it should not be relied on absolutely, especially for officers whose use of the regulation sleeve eagle prior to March 1944 seems to have been sporadic at best.

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This extremely rare portrait study of a Feldgendarm from the Grossdeutschland Division clearly shows the GD monogram on the shoulder straps is embroidered in the same colour as the piping to the strap. (Photo courtesy Sebastian Golawski)

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Note the concurrent use of both types on sleeve eagle, on circular and on shaped backing.

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The officer’s version of the sleeve eagle was a high quality item, hand- embroidered in silvered wire thread.

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This portrait shot shows the wear of the early style sleeve eagle on circular backing.

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This Feldgendarmerie Unteroffizier wears the later style eagle where the backing is cut to the outline shape of the embroidery.

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A relatively uncommon version of the sleeve eagle with only three segments to the outer wing instead of the normal six is worn by this Stabsfeldwebel.

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The Army Service Regulations bulletin entry regarding the removal of the sleeve eagle.

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After the armistice with France in 1940, the Feldgendarmerie worked closely with the French Civil Gendarmerie.

Cuffbands

A special cuffband was introduced for members of the military police. It was the same for all ranks and consisted of a machine woven rayon band some 3.2 cm wide in mid-brown colour (exact shades will vary with some significantly darker than others) with a pale grey edge and in pale grey gothic lettering the inscription ‘Feldgendarmerie’.

It was worn on the lower left sleeve by all ranks, by regulation 14.5 cm from the cuff though this varied in practice.

So far, three very distinct weave patterns have been noted on original examples of this cuffband indicating that more than one firm was involved in their manufacture.

The obverse of all three types is virtually identical with just minor spacing differences between some of the letters.

The most common reverse pattern shows a mass of loose threads running across the width of the band, a common feature of so called ‘BeVo’ woven insignia.

A second type has a much more tightly woven reverse with no loose threads whilst the third and rarest pattern has the reverse face show the brown base weave as on the obverse with a ghosted reverse image of the lettering. This exact style of weave is also known on a few of the rarer Waffen-SSunit titles, suggesting that this pattern was made by the same firm.

Whilst wartime photographs of Feldgendarmerie NCOs and lower ranks generally show the correct, regulation insignia being worn, where officers are concerned usage of insignia seems to have been less well adhered to.

Photographs will be noted where the sleeve eagle is worn with no cuffband, a cuffband with no sleeve eagle, both insignia or indeed no insignia!

As previously mentioned, the early machine or hand embroidered Feldgendarmerie cuffbands in the Polizei style (on a dark brown wool band) may also be encountered on wartime photographs. The cuffband was withdrawn from use in 1944.

It should be noted that where a unit already wore a cuffband of its own, i.e. Grossdeutschland, Feldherrnhalle etc then the Feldgendarmerie cuffband was worn in addition to the unit cuffband. In some cases, i.e. Grossdeutschland, the unit and Feldgendarmerie cuffbands were worn on different sleeves. Where both bands were to be worn on the same sleeve (i.e. Feldherrnhalle, or campaign bands such as Afrika or Kreta), the Feldgendarmerie band was worn immediately below the other

Gorget

The most iconic piece of Wehrmacht military police insignia was without doubt the special gorget was introduced for the Feldgendarmerie and which closely followed the style of those used in the First World War. It consisted of a curved plate which was stamped from thin sheet steel with a turned edge. In the centre was a national emblem affixed by prongs on its reverse, over a dark grey painted scroll with the inscription ‘Feldgendarmerie’ in Latin script, also affixed by prongs. At either top corner was a stippled button similar to those used on the tunic. The buttons, national emblem and lettering on the scroll were painted in a yellowish-cream coloured luminous paint. The face of the plate was finished initially in a matt silver colour though some later wartime pieces (particularly those manufactured by the Assmann firm) had a dark grey finish.

The gorget was suspended around the neck by a simple steel chain. The chain was affixed to the right hand side of the reverse face, and attached by simply slipping one of the links of the chain over a flat prong mounted behind the left hand button. A further flat prong is mounted just to the left of centre. This was intended to slip into the buttonhole of the wearer’s tunic and prevent the gorget swinging around if the wearer leaned forward.

The reverse face of the gorget was normally covered either with stiff lacquered card or field grey wool.

Mention should also be made of the unique pattern of gorget worn by Feldgendarmerie from the Grossdeutschland Division. Locally modified by the unit, a thin sheet metal plate was affixed across the concave top edge of the Gorget plate and painted black with a white edge. In the centre of the plate, the GD cipher was featured, either painted, or formed by attaching one of the white metal NCO grade GD shoulder strap ciphers.

Until recently only a couple of extremely badly worn and rusted examples were known to have survived. Recently however, an example in fine condition emerged from the estate of a deceased former member of the GD FeldgendarmerieFeldwebel Hugo Misamer. This is, at the time of writing, the only intact example known and the author is profoundly grateful to the owner, Sebastian Golawski for permission to show this incredibly rare piece in this work.

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From 10 March 1944, use of the sleeve eagle was discontinued as shown here, only the cufftitle was worn though this ultimately would also be deleted.

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Three junior NCOs in winter service dress. Going by the design of the holster being used, they are armed with the P.08 Luger pistol.

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Members of Feldgendarmerie Trupp 468 pose for a group shot in duty order.

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This fine, clear shot shows the standard machine woven all ranks version of the Feldgendarmerie cufftitle being worn.

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A rare version of the cufftitle embroidered in Latin script rather than Gothic is worn by this Unteroffizier.

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The leutnant on the left of this shot wears a hand embroidered aluminium thread version of the cufftitle.

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The uniform issue page from a Feldgendarmerie Soldbuch showing entries for the sleeve eagle (Gend. Ärmelabzeichen) and cufftitle (Ärmelstreifen Feldgend).

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An ‘M43’ field blouse, with straight pocket flaps, no pleats and six button fastening. Note that the unit cufftitle ‘Feldherrnhalle’ is worn above the Feldgendarmerie band.

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In this fine portrait, the Feldgendarm is wearing the M43 Einheitsfeldmütze. This universal field cap no longer sported any feature that would identify its wearer as Feldgendarmerie. (Photo courtesy Jan Arne Straete)

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The gorget worn by this Obergefreiter is a good example of how quickly the finish on these items was worn away by constant use.

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An unusual gorget, probably locally made. Its purpose is unknown but the soldier is almost certainly not Feldgendarmerie but is fulfilling some form of police type duty within the unit.

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A young admirer examines this Stabsfeldwebel’s gorget.

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An extract from the publication ‘Uniformen Markt’ describing the gorget and insignia used by the Feldgendarmerie.

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Note the distinctive unique gorget with its ‘GD’ symbol worn by the Feldgendarm in the centre of this shot. (Sebastian Golawski)

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This shot of exhausted Feldgendarmen from the Grossdeutschland Division shows the special gorget to good advantage. (Sebastian Golawski)

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Even Feldgendarmerie from elite motorised units like Grossdeutschland utilised horses as a mode of transport on the Eastern Front. (Sebastian Golawski)

Awards and Decorations

Whilst eligibility for awards to members of the Feldgendarmerie and related units was no different to that for other branches of the Wehrmacht, the types of duty and tasks they were required to perform naturally restricted the number of awards to which they would be able to aspire.

The following list covers those that are known from primary evidence to have been awarded to Feldgendarmen and may be seen worn by them in wartime photographs. Where relevant, for example with campaign awards, some specific units of the Feldgendarmerie whose members may have qualified for these awards are noted.

Sports Awards

DRL Sports Badge

The DRL (Deutsche Reichsbund für Leibesübungen ) Sports Badge was introduced in 1937 and replaced the earlier DRA (Deutscher Reichs-Ausschuss) Sports Badge. It was issued as a general incentive for physical fitness for both men and women and featured an oval wreath of oakleaves tied with a bow at its base and with a swastika superimposed over this bow. In the centre was an intertwined monogram comprised of the initials DRL. The badge came in three grades, bronze, silver and gold dependant on the level of physical fitness achieved.

SA Sports Badge

Instituted in 1933 for members of the SA and SS, the SA Sports badge was similar in concept to the DRL badge, being awarded in three grades, bronze, silver and gold dependant on the level of physical fitness achieved. For this badge however, the recipient had to show that he fully agreed with the Nazi philosophy and the training exercises which had to be passed included field craft and military training as well as regular physical fitness training. In addition the tests had to be re-taken every year in order to avoid forfeiture of the award.

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This Stabsfeldwebel wears the DRL Sports Badge on his tunic pocket.

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The DRL Sports Badge.

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The SA Sports Badge.

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Both the DRL (above) and SA (below) Sports Badges are worn by this Unteroffizier.

Service Awards

Police Service Awards

The series of awards was instituted by Hitler on 30 January 1938 to recognise long and loyal service in the German police. It was awarded in three grades:

8 Years: A silver coloured medal 38 mm in diameter with on its obverse the Polizei national emblem in relief. The reverse features a large numeral ‘8’ with, around the rim, the inscription Für Treue Dienst in der Polizei. It was worn on a plain cornflower blue ribbon.

18 Years: A silver coloured cross ‘Pattée’, measuring 42 mm × 42 mm with the Police pattern national emblem in the centre. The reverse centre featured an oval medallion with the legend Für Treue Dienst in der Polizei. The award was suspended from a cornflower blue ribbon onto which was embroidered the police national emblem in white thread.

25 Years: A Gold coloured cross ‘ Pattée’ measuring 42 mm × 42 mm with the police pattern national emblem in the centre. The reverse centre featured an oval medallion with the legend Für Treue Dienst in der Polizei. The award was suspended from a cornflower blue ribbon onto which was embroidered the police national emblem in golden yellow coloured thread.

With many members of the Feldgendarmerie having transferred directly from the civil police, particularly in the early years of the war it is not uncommon to find Feldgendarmen with both Wehrmacht and Polizei long service awards.

As many were considered simply on detached duty from the police to the army, service time with the army could also be counted towards the award of police long service awards.

Wehrmacht Service Awards—Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht

On 16 March 1936 a series of awards was instituted to recognise long and loyal service in the Armed Forces. New awards of the Wehrmacht long service award were halted for the duration of the war in 1940. Those who had already received the 18 or 25 year awards by that time were predominantly senior officers so it is unlikely that awards of anything greater than the 4 and 12 year awards will be encountered as awarded to soldiers during their service in the Feldgendarmerie.

These awards were as follows:

4th Class (4 Years): A 30 mm diameter silvered medal with the Wehrmacht style national emblem in the centre. Around the rim, in Gothic style Frakturschrift, is the legend Treue Dienst in der Wehrmach’. On the reverse is a circular wreath of oakleaves surrounding the numeral ‘4’.

The award was worn from a plain cornflower blue ribbon onto which is pinned a small silvered metal national emblem with outspread wings.

3rd Class (12 Years): A similar medal but gold coloured and with the numeral ‘12’ contained within the wreath on the reverse face.

On awards to Luftwaffe personnel the small national emblem worn on the ribbon was of the unique Luftwaffe style. The awards were worn when appropriate in combination as follows:

For 4 Years—the 4 year medal

For 12 Years—both the 4 and 12 year medals

Campaign Awards

A series of awards were created to commemorate the so-called ‘Flower Wars’ of 1938–39, so called because of Germany successfully annexing Austria, Czechoslovakia and the port of Memel without military opposition. Many of the members of the Motorisierte Gendarmerie who formed the initial manpower cadres of the Feldgendarmerie were to earn these awards while serving as temporary military police during these large scale troop movements.

Medals

The Commemorative Medal of 13 March 1938—Die Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938

Instituted on 1 May 1938 to commemorate the Anschluss whereby Austria lost its independence and was absorbed into the greater German Reich.

The 34 mm diameter silvered medal, whose design was based on that of the 1938 Party Day badge, showed on its obverse a naked figure bearing a swastika banner, leading a smaller naked figure, whose chains had been broken (representing the annexed nation being ‘rescued’ and brought home into the Reich by Germany), onto a podium bearing the eagle and swastika. Around the edge of the reverse face was the slogan Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer the gap between each phrase punctuated by small swastikas. In the centre was the date 13. März 1938.

The medal was suspended from a red ribbon with white/black/white edges. Over 318,000 were awarded.

The Commemorative Medal of 1 October 1938—Die Medaille zur Erinnering an den 1 Oktober 1938

This award was instituted on 18 October 1938 to commemorate the annexation of the Sudetenland.

Its design followed that of the Anschluss medal and had an identical obverse design. On the reverse, only the date was altered to 1 Oktober 1938. In this case the colour of the award was changed to a matt bronze finish. The medal was suspended from a black ribbon with narrow white edges and a red central stripe.

The annexation of the Sudetenland was soon followed by the occupation of the whole of Czechoslovakia and to celebrate this on 1 May 1939 a clasp was instituted for wear on the ribbon of the medal of 1 October 1938 by those holders of the medal who had subsequently taken part in the occupation of the remainder of Czechoslovakia. The bronze clasp depicted Prague castle. Well over one million 1 October 1938 medals were issued, with in excess of 130,000 Clasps.

The Medal Commemorating the Return of Memel—Die Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkerhr des Memellandes

The last, and rarest of the ‘Flower Wars’ medals to be introduced the Memel medal was instituted on 1 May 1939 to commemorate the seizure of the district of Memel from Lithuania which had taken place on 22 March 1939. The obverse design followed that of its predecessors, and the medal was once again finished in a bronze colour. The reverse this time was showed the legend Zur Erinnerung an die Heimkerhr des Memellandes 22 März 1939. The slogan surrounding the reverse edge was replaced on this award by a border of oakleaves.

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The Police Long Service Medal for 8 years service.

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Wehrpass to Leutnant Max Brasack, a former policeman who served in the Feldgendarmerie.

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The final entry is for a Police Long Service award. (Polizei dienstauszeichung)

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Armed Forces Long Service Medal for 4 years.

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Soldbuch for Oberfeldwebel Erich Wolter, from Feldgendarmerie.

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The awards entries from the Wolter Soldbuch, the second entry being for the Army 4 year Long Service medal (Dienstauszeichnung IV. Kl.)

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The medal for the Anschluss with Austria.

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Award document for the Anschluss Medal to Police, later Feldgendarmerie, NCO Willi Haas.

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Soldbuch for Leutnant Otto Jasper of Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 581.

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Awards page from the Jasper Soldbuch showing the entry for the Anschluss Medal. (Erinnerungsmedaille 13.3.1938).

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The medal for the occupation of the Sudetenland.

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Award document for the Prague Clasp to the Sudetenland Medal to a Police NCO serving with the Feldgendarmerie.

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Soldbuch for Fahnenjuncker-Feldwebel Gerhard Diehl of Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 780.

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Awards page from the Diehl Soldbuch showing the entry for the Sudetenland Medal. (Erinnerungsmedaille 1.10.1938).

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Medal for the return of Memel.

East Front Medal—Medaille ‘Winterschlacht in Osten’/Ostmedaille

Based on a design concept by a front line Waffen-SS combat soldier, SS-Unterscharführer Ernst Krauss, the Ostmedaille was instituted on 26 May 1942, and was intended to recognise those soldiers who had endured the first winter of the war on the eastern front. Over 3 million were issued. The circular medal, some 3.6 cm in diameter, had a gunmetal coloured centre with silvered rim and topped by a silvered steel helmet sitting on a stick grenade.

In the obverse central field was a Wehrmacht style eagle and swastika over a laurel branch, and on the reverse, the legend Winterschlacht im Osten 1941-42, over a laurel branch crossed with a sword. The medal was suspended from a red ribbon featuring a narrow central black stripe bordered in white.

The medal was to be awarded to those who had served on the eastern front between 15 November 1941 and 26 April 1942, and had fulfilled the following conditions:

a)

Having completed fourteen days of combat service

b)

Having completed sixty days of non-combatant service

c)

Having been wounded in action or having suffered frostbite serious enough in nature to have warranted the award of the wound badge.

Those who were killed in action during this period were awarded the medal posthumously.

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Award document for the Eastern Front Medal to Feldwebel Fritz Messer of Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 561 (mot.)

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The Eastern Front Medal (Ostmedaille).

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Soldbuch for Unteroffizier Alfred Beck of the Feldgendarmerie Ersatz Abteilung.

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Award page from the Beck Soldbuch showing the entry for the Eastern Front Medal.

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Feldgendarmerie Obergefreiter on his wedding day. The ribbon in his buttonhole is for the East Front Medal.

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Award Document for the Wound Badge in Black to Feldwebel Christian Kreussel of Feldgendarmerie Leutnant 757.

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Award Document for the Wound Badge in Black to Feldwebel Fritz Messer of Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 561.

Campaign Shields

Krim Shield

Instituted by Adolf Hitler on 25 July 1942, the Krim shield was intended to reward those who had honourably taken part in the fighting in the Crimea between 21 September 1941 and 4 July 1942 and in particular in the following battles:

Breakthrough at Perekop between 21 and 30 September 1941

Breakthrough at Juschun between 18 and 27 October 1941

Advance leading to the breakthrough at Kertsch between 28 October and 16 November 1941.

Initial attack on Sevastopol between 17 and 31 December 1941

Combat at Feodosia between 15 and 18 January 1942

Defensive actions at Parpatsch between 19 January and 7 May 1942

Recapture of Kertsch peninsula between 8 May and 21 May 1942

Capture of Sevastopol between 7 June and 4 July 1942

Otherwise, a total of three months unbroken service between the above dates was required though this condition could be waived if the recipient had been wounded.

The award consisted of a typical heraldic style shield with the eagle and swastika national emblem over a field showing a map of the Crimea with the word ‘Krim’ embossed over the representation of the peninsula. At top left of the main field is the date 1941 and at top right 1942.

The shield was stamped from sheet metal, was bronze in colour and was mounted on a piece of appropriate coloured wool cloth which was then stitched to the left upper arm of the tunic. Each soldier was awarded up to five examples for attaching to various garments.

Feldgendarmerie units which were involved in the fighting in the Crimea and some of whose members would have been eligible for the award of the Krim shield include the following:

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 22.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 315.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 170.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 46.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 173.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 312.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 132.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 24.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 30.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 154.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 42.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 442.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 756.

Feldgendarmerie Abt. 683.

Cholm

Instituted by Adolf Hitler on 1 July 1942, the Cholm shield was based on design proposals submitted by one of the soldiers actually involved in the battle, Polizei-Rottwachtmeister Schlimm with the support of the commander of German troops in the pocket, Generalmajor Scherer. The shield was authorised for all of those who were honourably engaged in the defence of the Cholm pocket.

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The Krim Shield.

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Award document for the Krim Shield to Oberfeldwebel Erwin Böbel of Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 683.

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Wehrpass for Dietrich Henke of Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 240.

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Entry from the Henke Wehrpass showing the award of the Krim Shield in April 1943.

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Feldgendarmerie Oberfeldwebel wearing the Krim shield immediately above the sleeve eagle.

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The Cholm Shield

The shield portrays a large closed-winged Wehrmacht style eagle grasping an Iron Cross with swastika centre in its talons, over the word ‘Cholm’ and the year 1942. It was matt silver coloured and was manufactured first in stamped steel and later also in zinc. The shield was worn on the upper left sleeve.

Various elements of several units were encircled within the pocket, and although it has not been possible at this time to identify with certainty the involvement of Feldgendarmerie troops, the fact that two regiments from 123 Infanterie Division as well as elements of 218 Infanterie Divisionwere in the pocket suggests that at least some personnel from Feldgendarmerie Trupp 123 and Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 218 would have been eligible for the award as the movement of such large numbers of troops would certainly have necessitated Feldgendarmerieinvolvement.

Kuban Shield

Instituted on 20 September 1943 by Adolf Hitler, the Kuban shield recognised the determined defensive actions in the Kuban bridgehead from February to October 1943, following the collapse of the 6th Army at Stalingrad.

The shield was available to all those who had been honourably engaged in the fighting for a period of at least 60 days, or had been wounded whilst serving in the bridgehead or had been engaged in at least one major action.

The shield was similar in design to the Krim shield but with the main field topped by a banner with the word ‘KUBAN’ over a stylistic representation of the bridgehead with a number of the main battle sites identified, i.e. Krymskaja, Noworossijsk, Lagunen.

Like the Krim shield, the Kuban was also stamped from sheet metal, bronze in colour and worn on the upper left sleeve, mounted via a piece of appropriately coloured cloth.

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The Kuban Shield

Feldgendarmerie units which were involved in the fighting in the bridgehead area and some of whose members would have been eligible for the award of the Kuban Shield include the following:

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 198.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 140.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 150.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 370.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 101.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 13.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 97.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 173.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 94.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 444.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 418.

Feldgendarmerie Abt. 685.

Demjansk Shield

During early February 1942, II Armeekorps under General der Infanterie Graf Brockdorff-Ahlefeld was surrounded by Soviet forces around the small town of Demjansk. Supported by Luftwaffe supply drops the German troops in the pocket held out until April when it eventually broke out of the encirclement. On 25 April 1943, Hitler approved a campaign shield for those involved in the defence of the Demjansk pocket.

At the top of the matt silver-grey colored shield, which in the majority of cases was stamped from sheet steel, sat the eagle and swastika flanked either side by log bunkers. Below this was a panel bearing the title ‘Demjansk’ and in the centre field a stylised aircraft, representing the Luftwaffe,over crossed swords, representing the ground forces. At the bottom of the shield was the year 1942.

The shield was to be awarded to those who had:

a)

served honourably in the pocket for at least 60 days

b)

had been wounded in action in the pocket

c)

had been awarded a gallantry awards whilst serving in the pocket.

Feldgendarmerie units active in the pocket included:

Feldgendarmerie Trupp c 12.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 30.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 32.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 123.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 290.

SS-Feldgendarmerie Trupp 3.

Lappland Shield

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The Demjansk Shield

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Wehrpass to Unteroffizier Hermann Sühr of Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 30.

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Awards page from the Sühr Wehrpass showing the award of the Demjanskschild.

The last of the shield awards to be officially approved, the Lappland shield was designed in February 1945, to recognize the efforts of 20 Gebirgsarmee under General Boehme. Not officially approved until 1 May 1945, one day after Hitler’s death, the shield is only known in crude locally made form, produced some time after 20 Gebirgsarmee surrendered to the British on 8 May 1945.

Not surprisingly in the circumstances, the eagle represented at the top of the shield does not carry the swastika. It sits over a field with a map of the region surmounted by the title Lappland. The lack of the offending swastika resulted in the British taking a relaxed view of the production of the shield as a commemorative piece for the men of 20 Gebirgsarmee.

Entries were made into the Soldbuch of recipients and award documents were produced but the shield itself was never intended for wear and the majority of those original examples which are known do not feature a cloth backing for attachment to the sleeve and indeed many do not even feature a method of attachment to a cloth patch.

Those Feldgendarmerie units which would have qualified for the award of the shield include:

Feldgendarmerie Trupp c (mot) 462.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 99.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp d 1114.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp c (tmot) 702.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 210.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 295.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 280.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp c (tmot) 274.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 436.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 433.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 470.

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The Lappland Shield

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Award document for the Lappland Shield to a Stabsfeldwebel of Feldgendarmerie Ersatz Abteilung 1.

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Soldbuch for Stabsfeldwebel Willi Enders. Note his rank on transferring from the civil police as Gendarmerie Wachtmeister(Ian Jewison)

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Soldbuch entries show that Enders served with Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 67 and 210. (Ian Jewison)

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Note the entry for the award of the Lapplandschild dated 15 July 1945, after the end of the war.

Cuffbands

Afrika Cuffband

The Afrika cuffband was instituted on 15 January 1943 and formally announced via Allgemeine Heeresmitteilungen Nr. 60, of 27 January 1943. The band was to be awarded to those who had served in North Africa for at least six months, though this time qualification could be waived if an individual had been wounded in action and the time qualification was reduced to three months if the recipient had contracted a disease during his service.

The time qualification was also waived if the individual had only arrived in theatre towards the end of the campaign and thus had not be able to complete six months service in which case the time qualification could be reduced to four months.

The band was 3.2 cm wide, and made from a mid brown camelhair material (Kamelhaarstoff) with an edging in silver-grey rayon Russia braid. On the band is embroidered the word AFRIKA, flanked either side by a palm tree, also in silver grey rayon thread. The band was worn on the lower left sleeve.

Feldgendarmerie units which had served in North Africa included:

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 33c.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 200c.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 90 le. Div.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 999.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 613.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 498.

Kreta Cuffband

The Kreta cuffband was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 16 October 1942, (Heeres Verordnungs Blatt 1942, directive 23, page 457, No. 874) and was intended to recognise the wearer’s participation in the invasion of Crete from 20 to 27 May 1942. The award consisted of a white cotton cloth band 3.2 cm wide, with an edging in golden yellow rayon Russia braid. On the band was embroidered the word KRETA, bracketed by an acanthus leaf design, all also executed in golden yellow rayon thread. The band was to be worn on the lower left sleeve.

It was awarded to those who:

a)

took part in the assault on Crete between 20 and 27 March 1942 by parachute or landing by glider.

b)

took part in air operations over Crete.

c)

took part in operations in the waters around Crete prior to 28 May 1942. This latter condition also included army personnel who were transported to the island by sea on 19 May 1942.

Due to the relatively small size of the invasion force, it is thought that the only Feldgendarmerie units likely to have qualified for the Kreta cuffband were:

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 95.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 7 Flieger Div.

Kurland Cuffband

The final campaign cuffband to be instituted during World War two, the Kurland cuffband was created at the request of Generaloberst von Vietinghoff, the commander of Heeresgruppe Kurland and instituted on 12 March 1945.

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The Afrika cufftitle.

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The Oberfeldwebel at right is wearing the Afrika cufftitle immediately above his Feldgendarmerie band.

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Oberfeldwebel of Feldgendarmerie wearing both the Kreta and Feldgendarmerie cufftitles.

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The Kreta cufftitle.

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The Kurland cufftitle.

In order to qualify for the award, the individual simply had to:

a)

take part in three combat engagements.

b)

be wounded in action.

c)

If neither a) or b) applied, then to serve for three months in the theatre.

Due to the difficulties faced in producing this band so late in the war, several formats exist depending on whether the band was produced in Germany, or locally ‘in theatre’ using whatever methods were available.

The silver-white cloth band shows the word KURLAND in black between the a shield bearing the coat of arms of the Hochmeister (Grand Master) of the Teutonic Knights on the left and one bearing the stag’s head coat of arms of the city of Mitau on the right. As with other campaign cuffbands, the Kurland band was to be worn on the lower left sleeve.

Due to the large number of troops serving in the Kurland area in the final stages of the war, it is not surprising that there were several Feldgendarmerie units which would qualify. These included:

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 121.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 30.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 132.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 225.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 187.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 263.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 126.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 121.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 290.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 11.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 900.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 122.

SS-Feldgendarmerie Trupp 15.

SS-Feldgendarmerie Trupp 19.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 24.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp b (mot) 2.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 218.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 1121.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 205.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 181.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp a (mot) 410.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 421.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 450.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 438.

Feldgendarmerie Trupp (mot) 473.

It should be noted that although Soldbuch and Wehrpass entries for the Kurland band are not particularly rare, examples of the band itself or the certificate of possession relating to it are extremely scarce. This suggests that many awards may have been made purely ‘on paper’ with an entry made into the individuals documents, but with the actual cuffband not being received do to production difficulties.

Gallantry Awards

Iron Cross

One of the best known military awards of all time, the Iron Cross was reinstituted on 1 September 1939, in four initial grades, the second class, first class, Knight’s Cross and Grand Cross, with 1939 clasps to the 1914 second and first classes also being introduced.

The basic traditional design, of a blackened iron core held within a silvered frame, was retained. In the new version however, the obverse centre contained the swastika emblem of the Third Reich with the new institution date of 1939 in the lower arm. The reverse core design was plain, apart from the original institution date of 1813 in the lower arm.

As was the case with the Imperial predecessors of this award, the basic grade was the second class, suspended from a ribbon in the national colours, now changed from black and white to black, white and red.

The award itself was normally only worn on the day it was awarded, or later on the medal bar with parade dress. For normal service only the ribbon was worn, from the tunic buttonhole.

The 1939 clasp to the 1914 second class consisted of an eagle grasping a wreathed swastika in its talons, over a plaque with the year 1939. It was worn affixed to the 1914 second class ribbon in the buttonhole. The clasp measured 30 mm × 30 mm.

The 1939 first class had the same obverse design as the second class, but had a plain flat reverse to which was attached a hinged pin fitting by which the award was pinned to the left breast of the uniform.

The 1939 clasp to the 1914 first class was of similar design to the second class clasp but with longer wingspan at 45 mm and with a hinged pin fitting on the reverse. It was pinned to the left breast of the tunic above the 1914 first class.

The only other grade which is of interest to a study of the Feldgendarmerie is the Knight’s Cross, as there is a single claimed Feldgendarmerie recipient.

The Knight’s Cross was similar in design to the second class but larger, at 48 mm × 48 mm and with the frame in solid silver. An eyelet was affixed to the top edge of the cross to accept a silver wire loop through which a 50 mm wide neck ribbon was passed.

Heinz Heuer

Heinz Heuer was born in Berlin in March 1918. After completing his schooling he attended a course of further education, studying economics, before joining the cadet preparatory school in Potsdam.

On 1 November 1936, Heuer joined the Brandenburg Police School, but his training here was interrupted by his having to complete his two-year term of compulsory military service. On completion of his national service, he returned to police training at the various training establishments in Potsdam, Eiche, Berlin and at the Police Technical School in Berlin. He was then posted to Ordnungspolizei headquarters in the Reichsinnenministerium in Berlin. Heuer also served with the Abwehr and the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht overseas department. He became a courier to the Polizei Division and other police leadership staffs and later served with all of the armed services and on temporary attachments to various embassies overseas.

Heuer’s war service included duty with the elite Brandenburg division and he also saw service in Africa, Asia and Turkey. For his courier duties, Heuer became the first police recipient of the Kraftfahtbewährungsabzeichen in Gold.

During the Battle of Berlin in 1945, Heuer served as an Oberfeldwebel of the Feldgendarmerie in command of a small combat group. According to Heuer’s own testimony, he was summoned to Hitler’s headquarters one day and tasked by General Krebs with a special mission. He and his small band of men were to locate a suspected Soviet command post. Heuer had already carried out several dangerous missions and quickly set off on his new task with a small force of 28 men. On the night of 21 April, Heuer located the enemy command post and after a short fight, captured it along with all the documents and maps it contained.

On his return trip, Heuer and his Kampfgruppe ran into trouble when they met a strong Soviet tank force. During the battle which ensued, 27 enemy tanks were destroyed. Heuer’s personal claim was an amazing 13 tanks. Considering that his small unit had no anti-tank guns and had to destroy all these tanks at point-blank range with satchel charges, stick grenades and single-shot Panzerfausts, their achievement was all the more impressive.

Krebs was delighted with Heuer’s success and the information and maps he captured. For his achievement, Heuer was awarded the Knight’s Cross on the 22 April and given a battlefield promotion to Leutnant.

Heuer was taken into Soviet captivity in Berlin when the Third Reich finally crumbled. He was held in Soviet camps in Berlin, then in Siberia and then in a punishment camp in Oms. Heuer ultimately ended up in the hands of the GPU in east Berlin, but escaped with the help of a sympathetic Soviet officer.

After the war, Heuer became a consultant with the British military police in Berlin. In 1947, he moved to West Germany and again became an active police officer up until his retirement in 1967 through disability caused by his wounds

No records exist confirming the award of the Knight’s Cross to Heuer, perhaps unsurprisingly considering the chaotic situation in Berlin in the closing weeks of the war. This fact however, has led some to suggest that the award was never made, or that if made because it was never formally recorded through the regulation award process, is invalid.

As Herr Heuer is now deceased it is probably unlikely in the extreme that positive proof either way of the award of the Knight’s Cross to him will ever be established.

There are however, other undoubted examples of former Feldgendarmen going on to win the Knight’s Cross, or Knight’s Cross winners serving in the Feldgendarmerie if only temporarily.

Johannes Hauser

A fine example of a former Feldgendarm winning the Knight’s Cross is the case of Johannes ‘Hans’ Hauser.

Hans Hauser was born in Innsbruck on 31 January 1916 and was commissioned as a Leutnant in the police in 1938 at the age of 22, remaining with the police until 1942 when he was assigned to the army and served as a Leutnant in the military police, eventually commanding Feldgendarmerie Trupp 498 b (mot.) He served in Lybia and Sicily with the Feldgendarmerie, ultimately reaching the rank of Hauptmann der Feldgendarmerie in April 1943. Recalled from the army in 1943, he was promoted to SS-Hauptsturmführer in the SS-Polizei Division as company commander of 3/. SS-Polizei Schutzen Regiment 3.

Hauser served on the Eastern Front during 1943/44 winning the Iron Cross second and first classes. He was promoted to SS-Sturmbannführer und Major der Schutzpolizei in November 1944.

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The Iron Cross Second Class.

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Award document for the Iron Cross Second Class to a Feldgendarmerie Hauptfeldwebel. (Walter Spiller Collection)

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Wehrpass for Stabsfeldwebel Walter Tronnier of Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 531.

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Awards page from the Tronnier Wehrpass showing the entry for the Iron Cross Second Class.

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1939 Clasp to the 1914 Iron Cross Second Class.

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Wehrpass for Oberfeldwebel Max Brasack of Feldgendarmerie-Trupp a (mot) 183.

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Awards page from the Brasack Wehrpass showing the entry for the 1939 Clasp to the 1914 Iron Cross Second Class.

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This elderly Feldgendarmerie Leutnant wears the 1939 Clasp to the 1914 Iron Cross Second Clasp in his buttonhole.

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Iron Cross First Class.

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SS-Hauptsturmführer Oskar Lösel, commander of SS-Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 17 in 17 SS-Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen.

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Entry from the Lösel Soldbuch showing the award of the Iron Cross First Class in March 1945.

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The 1939 Clasp to the 1914 Iron Cross First Class.

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The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.

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Oberfeldwebel Heinz Heuer, reputed to have been decorated with the Knight’s Cross in Berlin in the closing days of the war. The badge on his left sleeve is the Kraftfahrbewährungsabzeichen.

Hauser subsequently served for a brief spell of time with 13 SS-Gebirgs Division Handschar before being appointed to command a Kampfgruppe which had been hurriedly assembled from soldiers returning from leave and those recovering from wounds. This Kampfgruppe was attached to 2 SS-Panzer Division Das Reich for the defence of Vienna and absorbed into the SS-Regiment Der Führer. After seeing some ferocious combat during the fighting for the Florisdorfer Bridge before being rushed to the area around Dresden where it repelled attacks from Polish troops serving in the Red Army.

The regiment ended the war in Prague combatting the Czech uprising there before retreating westwards to surrender to US Forces. Just before the war ended, on 6 May 1945, Hauser was decorated with the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross for his actions during these final battles of the war.

It was not uncommon during the Second World War for decorated German soldiers recovering from wounds who had rejoined their unit but were still restricted to ‘light duties’, to be temporarily attached to the divisional Feldgendarmerie element. Here they could carry out useful duties with the benefit of their status as decorated combat soldiers adding a certain extra degree of ‘moral authority’ when dealing with other soldiers.

A case in point is that of Gefreiter Helmut Valtiner from Gebirgsjäger Regiment 143. Awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 June 1941, whilst recovering from wounds he was attached to Feldgendarmerie Trupp 91 giving a photographer the chance to capture the rare sight of a Feldgendarm wearing the Knight’s Cross at his neck.

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Johannes Hauser, seen here when serving with Feldgendarmerie Trupp 498 b (mot.), would win the Knight’s Cross in the closing days of the war as an SS-Sturmbannführer with the Der Führer Regiment.

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Unteroffizier Helmut Valtiner of Gebirgsjäger Regiment 143, serving with the Feldgendarmerie of his parent Division whilst recuperating from wounds after winning the Knight’s Cross.

German Cross in Gold

The German Cross (the title refers to the swastika in the centre, this of course being a form of ‘hooked cross’) was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 28 September 1941 in an attempt to bridge the considerable gap which existed between the Iron Cross first class and the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.

The award was generally bestowed upon these who had carried out several notable military exploits none of which in themselves would attract the award of the Knight’s Cross but for which the Iron Cross first class already held was insufficient recognition.

The award consisted of a large (63 mm diameter) sunburst radiant star in a matt silver colour over which was laid a thinner, slightly smaller, blackened inner radiant star. In the centre was a matt silver disc bearing a gilt metal laurel wreath around its border and with a black enamelled swastika (the ‘German Cross’) in its centre. This complex piece was of multi-part constriction held together with prongs and rivets and featured a strong vertical hinged pin fitting on the reverse. It was worn on the right breast of the tunic.

In view of the significant weight of the original award and the likelihood of the enamelling to the central swastika being damaged, a cloth embroidered version was also produced for wear in the field, though many preferred to wear the original metal award.

Only three recipients of the German Cross in Gold are known from the Feldgendarmerie, plus one from the Bahnhofswache. These are as follows:

Major Werner Weber—Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 682.

Leutnant d.R. Peter Scholz—Feldgendarmerietrupp 1544 (544 V.G.D.).

Oberleutnant d.R. Johannes Kandziora—2./ Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 531.

Obergefreiter Hans Schlotter—Bahnhofswachabteilung 2.

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German Cross in Gold.

Kandziora was awarded the German Cross on 14 November 1944, his achievements probably being crowned by his actions during the final battles for the Cherkassy pocket on the eastern front in February 1944. Approximately 60,000 German troops including the elite 5 SS-Panzer Division ‘Wiking’ were trapped in the pocket. When a relief attempt by Generalfeldmarschall von Manstein using the combined forces of XLVII and III Panzerkorps failed, the surviving troops in the pocket were told they would have to break out on their own. By this point, only 45,000 survivors remained in the pocket of whom around 28,000 succeeded in breaking out though the area appropriately named ‘Hell’s Gate’ near Shanderovka, a tiny gap in the pocket which had by then shrunk to a mere five kilometres in diameter. Nearly 15,000 were killed in the process.

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 531 was at that point manning the final traffic post at Shanderovka as the final remnants of the desperate German forces pulled out, pursued by the Red Army. As was often the case, the Feldgendarmerie manning such posts were the last to leave, once the last retreating German units had passed through the positions they manned.

At Shanderovka, Kandziora became the last man, in the last unit to pull out of the Cherkassy pocket with nothing other than the full might of the Red Army behind him, fulfilling the tradition of ‘first in—last out’.

Merit Awards

War Merit Cross

The War Merit Cross was instituted on 18 October 1939 and was intended to reward meritorious conduct which would not normally bring an award of the Iron Cross. It could be awarded with or without swords. Generally those deeds performed by serving soldiers were rewarded by the version with swords though the definition of what would attract the ‘with’ as opposed to ‘without’ swords version is not always as clear cut as one might suppose. However, all of the original Soldbuch/Wehrpass entries and award documents to Feldgendarmerie personnel the author has encountered have been for the ‘with’ swords version.

The War Merit Cross was awarded for distinguished service or gallantry whilst not necessarily under direct fire from the enemy.

The actions of the Feldgendarmerie in successfully directing huge troop movements, protecting supply lines, rounding up and guarding prisoners and many other essential tasks are exactly the type of actions that would qualify for the War Merit Cross and so it is no great surprise that finding an award of the War Merit Cross second class in the Soldbuch or Wehrpass of a Feldgendarm is fairly common, though the first class is relatively scarce.

The award initially consisted of a Maltese style cross in two classes typically measuring 49 mm × 49 mm with on the obverse a central disc bearing the swastika. Swords are crossed through the centre.

The second class is finished in a bronze colour and on the reverse, the central disc contains the date ‘1939’. It was worn from a ribbon with a black central stripe flanked by narrower stripe sin white and red, effectively reversing the order of colours in the Iron Cross ribbon.

The first class is finished in a matt silver colour with burnished highlights. The reverse is plain and flat with a vertical hinged pin fitting allowing it to be affixed to the left breast of the tunic.

A larger, solid silver Knight’s Cross grade was later added to the series on 19 August 1940, but no awards of this higher grade were ever made to members of the Feldgendarmerie.


Wound Badge

A badge to recognise those who had been wounded in action was introduced by Kaiser Wilhelm II on 3 March 1918. Not surprisingly, the award was reinstituted in 1939 with the outbreak of the Second Word War, and retained the original design concept of a steel helmet superimposed over crossed swords and surrounded by a wreath of laurel. In the new version the style of helmet was changed to show the more modern M35 type helmet and a large swastika was emblazoned on the side of the helmet. As before, it was to be awarded in three grades:

Black for 1-2 wounds

Silver for 3-4 wounds, or for one serious wound.

Gold for 5 or more wounds or for a single wound resulting in a permanent disability such as blindness or loss of a limb.

All grades were in pin back form and worn on the left breast of the tunic. Though Feldgendarmerie were not combat troops as such, guiding and escorting large troop movements as they did, they were often first into an area during an advance and last out during a retreat. They were also often in combat against enemy partisans so the opportunities for Feldgendarmen to suffer wounds in the performance of their duties were plentiful.

Driving Proficiency Badge—Kraftfahrbewährungsabzeichen

Authorised by Adolf Hitler on 23 October 1942 and made retrospective to December 1940, this badge recognised the massive contribution of the transport branch of the Wehrmacht and rewarded its drivers for proficiency and merit.

The stamped metal badge consisted of a circular wreath of laurel leaves with a steering wheel in the central field. It was pinned through a circular piece of cloth which was then sewn to the lower left sleeve of the recipients tunic.

Criteria for the award were as follows:

    I. Having served in the following areas:

—Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece.

—Areas north of the old Soviet border (i.e. prior to the Soviet annexation of the Baltic states such as Estonia, Lithuania etc.).

—Finland, Norway and north of the Arctic Circle in Lappland.

—North Africa.

In March 1944 additional qualifying areas were added including:

—Service in Sicily from 1 June 1943.

—Service in Sardinia and Corsica from 1 July 1943.

—Service in southern Italy from 1 August 1943.

—Service in Albania from 9 September 1943.

On 16 May 1944 service on the Eastern Front from February 1944 in the rear areas of Heeresgruppe Nord in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania was added and finally in September 1944 all rear areas on all fronts were added.

II. Meritorious service in the above areas for the following periods:

Motorcyclists:

90 Days.

Drivers from armed vehicles:

120 Days.

Drivers of miscellaneous vehicles:

150 Days.

Drivers of supply vehicles:

165 Days.

Drivers serving with various commands:

185 Days.

It was awarded in three grades, as follows:

Bronze.

Silver.

Gold.

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Award Document for the War Merit Cross Second Class to Oberfeldwebel Willi Haas of Feldgendarmerie Trupp 296.

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An interesting issue packet for the War Merit Cross. The packet was sent home, and is addressed to the wife of the soldier, Unteroffizier P. Nase, whose Field Post number is quoted as 06768 (Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 116).

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An officer and two NCOs of the Feldgendarmerie sporting their just awarded War Merit Crosses 2nd Class.

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Award Document for the War Merit Cross Second Class to Obergefreiter Karl Wandschneider of Feldgendarmerie Trupp 272.

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Award Document for the War Merit Cross Second Class to Feldwebel Fritz Messer of Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 561.

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Award Document for the War Merit Cross Second Class to Unteroffizier Paul Bartholomey of Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 693.

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War Merit Cross Second Class.

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Soldbuch of Unteroffizier Emil Berger from Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 280.

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Awards page from the Berger Soldbuch showing the entry for the War Merit Cross Second Class (KVK II Kl. M. Schw).

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War Merit Cross First Class.

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Wehrpass for Oberfeldwebel Ernst Stanitz of Feldgendarmerie Trupp b (mot) 183.

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Award entry in the Stanitz Wehrpass for the War Merit Cross First Class.

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The Wound Badge, in Black, Silver and Gold grades.

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Award Document for the War Merit Cross First Class to a Feldgendarmerie Hauptfeldwebel(Walter Spiller)

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Award Document for the Wound Badge in Black to Obergefreiter Karl Wandschneider of Feldgendarmerie Trupp c (mot.) 272.

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Award Document for the Wound Badge in Silver to Unteroffizier Erich Hecke of Feldgendarmerie Trupp 60.

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This Feldgendarmerie enlisted man wears the ribbon of the East Front Medal in his buttonhole, and the Wound Badge in Black on his breast pocket.

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The centre badge on the pocket pleat of this Oberfeldwebel is the Wound Badge in Black.

The bronze grade would be awarded on fulfilling the above criteria. To earn the next grade, the fulfilment of the criteria had to be repeated. This for example a motorcyclist would receive the bronze after 90, the silver after 180—and the gold after 270 days. The award could be revoked if the driver was found to have neglected his vehicle, broken the speed limit etc.

Combat Badges

Infantry Assault Badge

Instituted on 20 December 1939 by the C-in-C Army, Generaloberst von Brauchitsch, the Infantry Assault Badge was intended to recognise those who had participated in at least three infantry type actions. These included three or more infantry assaults or counter attacks as well as armed reconnaissance actions or hand to hand combat. In all cases only normal infantry type small arms were to have been used.

The badge, some 6.3 cm in height and 4.9 cm wide, consisted of a vertical oval wreath of oakleaves topped by the eagle and swastika. Lying across the wreath was a representation of the standard infantry weapon, the Kar98k Karabiner, with fixed bayonet. It featured a matt silvered finish and was to be worn pinned on the left breast of the tunic.

Although not a particularly common find in the personal papers of Feldgendarmen, the Infantry Assault Badge was most certainly awarded to Feldgendarmerie from time to time as the entry in the Soldbuch of Oskar Lösel shown in this volume proves.

General Assault Badge

Introduced on 1 January 1940 by Generaloberst von Brauchitsch, the General Assault Badge was intended to recognise those who had taken part in three separate assault actions but who were not eligible for the Infantry Assault Badge. It consisted of an oval wreath of oakleaves encompassing a Wehrmacht eagle over a crossed bayonet and stick grenade.

It is uncommon to find an award of the General Assault badge to Feldgendarmerie troops but as the actual example of an award document illustrated here proves, it certainly happened.

Anti-Partisan Badge

Instituted on 30 January 1944 by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, this badge was intended to recognise actions by German military personnel from all branches of the Wehrmacht and the police against enemy partisans (whom Himmler had insisted be defined as ‘Bandits’).

The badge is made from zinc and is oval in form. It shows a sword with a ‘sunwheel’ style swastika as its crosspiece plunged into a Hydra (the mythical multi-headed beast, representing the Partisans) all within a wreath of oakleaves with a deathshead at its base.

The badge was awarded in three grades which, for ground personnel represented as follows:

Bronze 20 days cumulative combat.

Silver 50 days cumulative combat.

Gold 100 days cumulative combat.

No awards of the Anti-Partisan Badge in gold to Feldgendarmerie personnel are known and only a small number in silver though several bronze grade awards were made.

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The Kraftfahrbewährungsabzeichen, shown here in Bronze.

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Feldgendarmerie NCOs from the elite Grossdeutschland Division. The NCO at right wears the Kraftfahrbewährungsabzeichen on his left sleeve. (Sebastian Golawski)

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The Infantry Assault Badge.

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Note the Infantry Assault Badge worn by the ‘Spiess’ leaning into the vehicle in this shot.

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The General Assault Badge.

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Award Document for the General Assault Badge to a Feldgendarmerie Hauptfeldwebel(Walter Spiller)

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The Anti-Partisan War Badge.

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An extremely rare example of the award document for the Ant-Partisan Badge, here in bronze, to a Hauptfeldwebel of Feldgendarmerie(Photo courtesy Walter Spiller)

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The Soldbuch photo of Oberfeldwebel Paul Klementz of Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 696.

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Awards page from the Klementz Soldbuch. The final entry is for the Anti-Partisan Badge in bronze on 20 April 1945.

Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge

Instituted on 31 March 1942 by Hermann Göring the Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge was intended to reward those Luftwaffe personnel who had:

a)

taken part in three separate engagements with the enemy on different days.

b)

been wounded in action during such an engagement.

c)

been awarded a decoration for involvement in an engagement.

d)

been killed in action in which case a posthumous award was to be made.

The badge, which measured 56 mm in height and 43 mm in width, consisted of a vertical oval wreath of oakleaves topped by a Luftwaffe style eagle and swastika. Within the wreath is shown a darkened thundercloud from which a lightning bolt emerges to strike the ground below.

Feldgendarmerie serving in Luftwaffe field units were amongst those who could qualify for this award, as seen in the accompanying example. Prior to the introduction of this badge, Luftwaffe Feldgendarmen would have been eligible for the Infantry Assault Badge.

Army Feldgendarmerie Units.

The following list of principal Feldgendarmerie units is concentrated on named Feldgendarmerie units but it should be noted that as well as specific named units, there were other Feldgendarmerie elements within various headquarters which were simply named for that headquarter location, i.e. Feldgendarmerie der Kreiskommandantur 747Feldgendarmerie Trupp bei Militär Kommandantur 1016, etc. and these are not included though some of these were later renamed as specific Feldgendarmerie units and are included. The list has been compiled from a number of sources including original documents, Field Post records and personal I.D. papers. There will undoubtedly be some others and the author would be pleased to hear from any readers who can add further information.

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The Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge.

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Award Document for the Ground Assault Badge to a Luftwaffe Feldgendarmerie Oberjäger.

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Unit Christmas Card from the Feldgendarmerie Trupp of the Grossdeutschland Division in 1944. (Sebastian Golawski)

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Feldgendarmerie officer poses for a group shot with the NCOs and men of his Trupp.

Unit

Parent / Attached Unit where known

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 1

1 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 2

12 Panzer Div./ 2 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 3

3 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 4

4 Infanterie Div. / 14 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 5

5 Jäger Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)

66 Infanterie Div. / Feldkommandantur 520/ 6 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 7

7 Infanterie Div./ Feldkommandantur 682

Feldgend.-Trupp 8

8 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 9

9 Infanterie Div. / 9 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 10

10 Infanterie Div. / 10 Panzer Div./ 537 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 11

11 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 12

12 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 13

13 Infanterie Div./ 13 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 14

14 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 15

15 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 16

16 Infanterie Div./ 16 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 17

17 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 18

18 Infanterie Div./ 18 Panzergrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 19

19 Infanterie Div. / 19 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 20

20 Infanterie Div. / 20 Panzergrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 21

21 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 22

22 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 23

23 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 24

24 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 25

25 Infanterie Div. / 25 Panzergrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 26

26 Infanterie Div. / 26 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 27

27 Infanterie Div. / 17 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 28

Höhererkommando z.b.V.

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 29

29 Infanterie Div. / 29 Panzergrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 30

30 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 31

31 Infanterie Div. / 31 Volksgrenadier Div./Höhererkommando 31

Feldgend.-Trupp 32

Höhererkommando z.b.V. XXXII Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp 33

33 Infanterie Div./ 15 Panzer Div./15 Panzergrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 34

34 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 35

35 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 36

36 Infanterie Div./ 36 Grenadier Div./Ortskommandantur 691

Feldgend.-Trupp d 39

Ortskommandantur 691

Feldgend.-Trupp 40

1 Kavallerie Div. / 24 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 44

44 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 45

45 Infanterie Div./ 45 Grenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 46

46 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp d 53

Kreiskommandantur 703

Feldgend.-Trupp 54

1 Gebirgs Div./ 1. Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 55

1 Kosaken Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 57

1 leichte Div./ 6 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 58

2 leichte Div./ 7 Panzer Div./ 1 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 59

3 leichte Div./ 8 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 60

9 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 61

11 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 63

3 Luftwaffen Feldkorps

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 64

4 Luftwaffen Feldkorps

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 66

16 Infanterie Div./ 116 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 67

2 Gebirgs Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 68

3 Gebirgs Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 69

3 Kavallerie Brigade / Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 70

4 Kavallerie Brigade / Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp z.b.V. 71

LXXI Armeekorps/ 230 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 78

78 Grenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 81

1 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 82

2 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 83

3 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 84

4 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp b 85

5 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 87

25 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 88

18 Panzer Div./Generalkommando XXXV Armeekorps z.b.V./

 

18 Artillerie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 89

18 Panzer Div./Generalkommando XXXV Armeekorps z.b.V.

Feldgend.-Trupp 90

10 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 91

6 Gebirgs Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 92

20 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 93

26 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 94

4 Gebirgs Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 95

5 Gebirgs Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 97

97 leichte Division/ 97 Jäger Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 99

7 Gebirgs Div./ 99 Jäger Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 100

100 leichte Infanterie Div./ 100 Jäger Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 101

101 leichte Div./ 101 Jäger Div./ (ung.) Div. Kossuth

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 102

102 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 104

104 Jäger Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 106

106 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 110

110 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 111

111 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 112

112 Infanterie Div./ Korps-Abteilung B

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 113

113 Infanterie Div

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 114

114 Jäger Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 116

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Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 117

117 Jäger Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 118

118 Jäger Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 119

19 Grenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 120

Führer-Begleit-Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 121

121 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 122

122 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 123

123 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 125

125 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 126

126 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 127

27 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 128

23 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 129

129 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 131

131 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 132

132 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 133

Kommandant Festung Kreta

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 134

134 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 137

137 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 138

38 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 139

39 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 140

79 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 141

41 Festung Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 142

42 Jäger Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 144

Panzer Div. Holstein

Feldgend.-Trupp 147

47 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 148

148 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 149

49 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 150

50 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 152

52 Infanterie Div./ 1 Ski-Jäger Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 155

Heeresgruppe C

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 156

56 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 157

57 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 158

58 Infanterie Div./ 158 Reserve Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 159

59 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 160

60 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 161

61 Infanterie Div./ 311 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 162

62 Infanterie Div.- Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 164

64 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 165

65 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 167

167 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 168

68 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 169

69 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 170

70 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 171

71 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 172

72 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 173

73 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 175

75 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 176

76 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 177

77 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 178

78 Infanterie Div./ 78 Sturm Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 179

79 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 181

81 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)182

82 Infanterie Div./Oberfeldkommandantur 672

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 183

83 Infanterie Div./ Feldkommandantur 538/

 

Oberfeldkommandantur 520

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 184

84 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 185

85 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 186

86 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 187

87 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a 188

88 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 189

89 Infanterie Div./ 189 Reserve Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 190

90 Panzergrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 191

91 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 192

92 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 193

93 Infanterie Div./Oberfeldkommandantur 672

Feldgend.-Trupp 194

Divisionstrupp

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 195

95 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 196

96 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 198

98 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 199

199 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 200

21 Panzer Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 203

203 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 205

205 Infanterie Div./ Feldkommandantur 680

Feldgend.-Trupp 206

206 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 207

207 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 208

208 Infanterie Div./ Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C /

 

Feldkommandantur 669

Feldgend.-Trupp 209

209 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 210

Feldkommandantur 529/Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

Feldgend.-Trupp 211

211 Infanterie Div./Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B /

 

Feldkommandantur 529

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 212

212 Infanterie Div./ 212 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 213

213 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 214

214 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 215

215 Infanterie Div./ Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C /

 

Feldkommandantur 599

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 216

216 Infanterie Div./ Feldkommandantur 588

Feldgend.-Trupp 217

217 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 218

218 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 219

Korps-Abteilung C / 183 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 220

164 Infanterie Div./164 leichte Afrika Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 221

221 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 222

181 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 223

223 Infanterie Div./ Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk A

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 225

225 Infanterie Div./ Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk

 

C/ Feldkommandantur 531

Feldgend.-Trupp 226

226 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 227

227 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 228

228 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 229

197 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 230

169 Infanterie Div./ Generalkommando LXXI Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 231

231 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 232

232 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 233

196 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 234

163 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 235

198 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 236

86 Infanterie Div./ 162 Infanterie Div./XXVII Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp 237

237 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 238

167 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 239

239 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 240

170 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 241

161 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c 242

242 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c 243

243 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c 244

244 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp d 245

245 Infanterie Div./ Feldkommandantur 245

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 246

246 Infanterie Div./246 Volksgrenadier Div. /Feldkommandantur

 

528/ Feldkommandantur 588

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 248

168 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 250

250 (span.) Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 251

251 Infanterie Div. /Feldkommandantur 752 / Korps-Abteilung E

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 252

252 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 253

253 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 254

254 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 255

255 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 256

256 Infanterie Div./ 256 Volksgrenadier Div./ Korps-Abteilung H

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 257

257 Infanterie Div./ 257 Volksgrenadier Div. /Volksgrenadier

 

Div. Grossgörschen

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 258

258 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 260

260 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 262

262 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 263

263 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 264

264 Infanterie Div./ Oberbefehlshaber West

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 265

265 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 266

266 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 267

267 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 268

268 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 269

269 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 271

113 Infanterie Div,/ 271 Infanterie Div. /576 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 272

272 Infanterie Div./ 575 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 274

274 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 275

275 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 276

276 Infanterie Div./ 276 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 277

277 Infanterie Div./ 574 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 278

278 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 280

280 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 281

281 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 282

Generalkommando

Feldgend.-Trupp 286

286 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 290

290 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 291

291 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 292

292 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 293

293 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 294

294 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 295

295 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 296

296 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 297

297 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 298

298 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 299

299 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 300

SS-Polizei Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 302

302 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 303

303 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 304

304 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 305

305 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 306 c (mot.)

306 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 307

XXV Armeekorps / 555 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 308

XXIII Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 309

5 leichte Div./ Panzer Ersatz Abt. Hamm

Feldgend.-Trupp 310

6 Gebirgs-Div

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 311

XXIV Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp 312

50 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 313

Grenz Abschnitt Kommando 13/Gruppe Schenckendorf/

 

Höhererkommando z.b.V. XXXV Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 314

Grenz Abschnitt Kommando 14/Höhererkommando

 

36/Höhererkommando 45

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 315

72 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 316

526 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 317

Grenzkommandantur St. Wendel/Höhererkommando

 

36/ Korpskommando 12

Feldgend.-Trupp 319

319 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 320

320 Infanterie Div./320 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 321

321 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 323

323 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 326

326 Infanterie Div./ 326 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 327

327 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 328

328 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 329

329 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 330

Grenz Abschnitt Kommando 330 /330 Infanterie Div./

 

Höhererkommando z.b.V. XXXVII Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 331

331 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 332

332 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 333

333 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 334

334 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 335

335 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 336

336 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 337

337 Infanterie Div./ 337 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 338

338 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 339

339 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 340

340 Infanterie Div./ 340 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 341

311 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 342

342 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 343

343 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 344

344 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 345

29 Infanterie Div./ 34 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 346

346 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 347

347 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 348

348 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 349

349 Infanterie Div./ 349 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 352

352 Infanterie Div./ 352 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 353

353 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 355

355 Infanterie Div./ 64 Reserve Korps

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 356

356 Infanterie Div./ 189 Reserve Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 357

357 Infanterie Div./ 67 Reserve Korps

Feldgend.-Trupp 359

359 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 360

XXXXII Armeekorps/ 444 Sicherungs Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 361

361 Infanterie Div./ 361 Volksgrenadier Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 362

362 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 363

363 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 365

365 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 367

367 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 369(kroat.)

369 (kroat.) Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 370

370 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 371

371 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 372

?

Feldgend.-Trupp 373 (kroat.)

373 (kroat.) Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 376A

376 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 377

377 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 383

383 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 384

384 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 385

385 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 386

386 Infanterie Div./ 3 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 387

387 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 389

389 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 392 (kroat.)

392 (kroat.) Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 393

393 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 395

395 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 399

399 Infanterie Div.

Feldgend.-Trupp 401

I Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp 402

II Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 403

III Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp 404

IV Armeekorps/ Panzerkorps Feldherrnhalle/ 6 Armee

Feldgend.-Trupp 405

V Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 406

VI Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp 407

VII Armeekorps/ Generalkommando VII Panzerkorps

Feldgend.-Trupp 408

VIII Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp 409

IX Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 410

X Armekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 411

Generalkommando XI Armeekorps

Feldgend.-Trupp 412

XII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 413

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 414

XIV Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b 415

XV Armeekorps/ Heeresgruppe E/Panzergruppe 3

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 416

416 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 417

XVII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 418

XVIII Armeekorps/ XXXXIX (Gebirgs) Armeekorps/ XVIII

 
 

(Gebirgs) Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 419

Gruppe Guderian/ Panzergruppe 2/Generalkommando XIX

 
 

(Gebirgs) Armeekorps/ Feldgend.-Abt 541

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 420

XX Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 421

I Armeekorps/ XXI Gebirgs-Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 422

XXII Armeekorps/ Panzerarmee Oberkommando I /

 
 

Heeresgruppe E/XII Gebirgs-Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 423 XXIII Armeekorps

   

Feldgend.-Trupp 424

XXIV Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 426

XXVI Armeekorps/SS-Polizei Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a 427

XXVII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 428

Generalkommando XXVIII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a 429

Generalkommando XXIX Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 430

Generalkommando XXX Armeekorps z.b.V.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 431

Höhererkommando z.b.V. XXXI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 432

Höhererkommando z.b.V. XXXII Armeekorps/ LXXXI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 433

Korpstrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 435

Höhererkommando z.b.V. XXXV Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 436

Höhererkommando 36

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 437

Höhererkommando z.b.V. XXXVII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 438

XXXVIII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 439

XXXIX Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 440

Generalkommando XXXX Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 441

XXXXI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 442

Übergeneralkommando XXI Armeekorps/XXXXII Armeekorps/

 
 

444 Sicherungs Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 443

XXXXIII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 444

XXXXIV Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 446

XXXXVI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 447

Generalkommando XXXXVII Panzerkorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 448

XXXXVIII Panzerkorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 449

XVIII (Gebirgs) Armeekorps/ XXXXIX (Gebirgs) Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 450

L Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 451

LI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 452

LII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 453

LIII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 455

LV Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 456

Generalkommando LVI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 457

LVII Armeekorps/ Armeeoberkommando 11/

 
 

Armeeoberkommando 7 / LVII Panzerkorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 458

Generalkommando LVIII Panzerkorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 459

LIX Armeekorps/ Höhererkommando 59

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 460

LXXXIV Armekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 462

Korück 525

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 463

Übergeneralkommando XXI Armeekorps/181 Infanterie

 
 

Div./Gebirgskorps Norwegen

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 464

Generalkommando LXIV Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 465

Generalkommando LXV Armeekorps z.b.V.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 466

66 Reserve Korps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 467

LXVII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp z.b.V. 468

Generalkommando LXVIII Armeekorps z.b.V.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 472

Generalkommando LXXII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 473

XVI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 474

Generalkommando LXXIV Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 475

Generalkommando LXXV Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 476

Oberbefehlshaber Süd

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 477

LXX Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 478

Generalkommando 1 Kavalleriekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 485

Generalkommando LXXXV Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 486

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 487

137 Infanterie Div./ Heeresgruppe C/Generalkommando

 
 

LXXXVII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 491

Generalkommando LXXXXI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 495

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 497

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 498

Generalkommando Deutsches Afrikakorps/Oberbefehlshaber Süd

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 500

Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 503

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 505

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 507

Oberfeldkommandantur Warschau

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 508

Oberfeldkommandantur Lemberg/ Deutsche Befehlshaber

 
 

Westungarn

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 509

Militär Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 510

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 511

Ortskommandantur 511/ 311 Infanterie Div./Feldkommandantur

 
 

581/ Feldkommandantur 748/ Chef der Militärverwaltung,

 
 

Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 512

Platzkommandantur I Bologna/Platzkommandantur II Modena

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 513

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 515

Militär Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 516

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 517

Feldkommandantur 517

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 518

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 520

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 524

Militärverwaltung Bezirk Bordeaux/Militärverwaltung Bezirk

 
 

B Südwest Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 526

Militärkommandantur 1006 Ferrera/ 526 Reserve Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 527

Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 528

Militärverwaltung Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 532

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 535

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 536

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 537

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 539

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 540

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 542

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 543

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich/78 Grenadier Div./

 
 

Kreiskommandantur 533

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 544

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militär-Verwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 545

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 546

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 547

Chef der Militärverwaltung Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 549

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 550

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 552

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 553

Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 554

554 Infanterie Div./ Platzkommandantur Asti

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 555

XXV Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 556

556 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 557

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 558

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 559

559 V olksgrenadier Div./ Deutsche Wehrmacht in Italien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 560

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 562

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 563

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 564

Militärverwaltung Bezirk Bordeaux/Kommandant Heeres

 
 

Gebeit Süd Frankreich/Kommandant Gross-Paris/325

 
 

Sicherungs Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 565

565 Volksgrenadier Div./ Deutsche Wehrmacht in Italien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 566

Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 567

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 568

568 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 569

569 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 571

Gruppe 21/ Befehlshaber Oslo Südwest/199 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 577

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 579

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk

 
 

A/ Befehlshaber Nordwest Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 581

581 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 582

Chef der Militärverwaltung Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 583

Militärverwaltung Bezirk A, Nordwest Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 584

Ortskommandantur 584/Militär-Befehlshaber Westpreussen

 
 

Danzig/ Generalkommando IX Armeekorps/ Kommandantur

 
 

der Befehlshaber Saarpfalz /Generalkommando XXIII

 
 

Armekorps/Chef der Militärverwaltung Bezirk Paris/

 
 

Festungkommandantur Thorn

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 585

Feldkommandantur 589

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 586

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 588

Feldkommandantur 588

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 589 Feldkommandantur 589/ Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich,

   
 

Militärverwaltung Bezirk A/Feldkommandantur 894

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 590

Militär-Befehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 591

Feldkommandantur 591

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 592

Feldkommandantur 750

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 594

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 596

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 597

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 600

281 Sicherungs Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 602

Kraftwagentransport Regt. 602/Feldkommandantur 602

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 603

Behelshaber der deutschen Truppe Dänemark

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 604

Feldkommandantur 602

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 605

Kraftwagentransport Regt. 605

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 606

Feldkommandantur Lillehammer

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 607

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 608

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich, Bezirk Chef C/

 
 

Feldkommandantur 531

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 609

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 610

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 611

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 612

Kreiskommandantur 612/ LXVI Armeekorps/ 612 Infanterie

 
 

Division/Armeeoberkommando 7/Feldkommandantur 684

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 613 (trop.)

Feldkommandantur 615

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 615

Militärverwaltung Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 616

Feldkommandantur 677/Feldkommandantur 665

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 617

LXXXVIII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 618

Generalkommando V Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 620

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 621

Feldkommandantur 560

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 622

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 623

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 624

Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 627

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 628

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 629

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 630

Generalkommando LXXI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 631

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 634

Chef der Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 635

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 641

Feldkommandantur 589

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 643

Standortoffizier Olbia/ Standortoffizier Belluno

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 645

Chef der Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 646

1 Fallschirm Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 647

2 Fallschirm Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 648

3 Fallschirm Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 649

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 650

4 Fallschirm Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 651

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 652

Kommando Sardinien/ Oberbefehlshaber Südwest

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 653

Oberbefehlshaber Südwest

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 654

5 Fallschirm Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 655

Militärverwaltung Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 656

Chef der Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 657

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 658

Chef der Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 659

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 660

Chef der Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 661

Chef der Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 662

Oberbefehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 663

Oberbefehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 665

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 666

Oberbefehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 667

Militärvbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 670

Oberbefehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 671

Oberbefehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 672

Oberbefehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 673

Feldkommandantur 673/Armeeoberkommando Norwegen

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 674

Oberbefehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 675

Oberbefehlshaber West/ II Fallschirmjägerkorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 676

I Fallschirmjägerkorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 677

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 678

Feldkommandantur 678

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 680

Feldkommandantur 680

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 684

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 685

Befehlshaber Nordwest Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 687

Befehlshaber Südwest Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b 688

Befehlshaber Nordost Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 689

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 690

Kommandant Heeres Gebiet Süd Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 691

Befehlshaber Nordwest Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 692

Befehlshaber Südwest Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 693

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 694

Kommandant Heeres Gebiet Süd Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 695

Kommandant Heeres Gebiet Süd Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (mot.) 699

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 702

702 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 704

704 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 706

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 708

708 Infanterie Div./ 708 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 709

709 Infanterie Div./ 709 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 710

710 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 711

Kreiskommandantur 622/Kreiskommandantur 711/ 711 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (mot.) 712 712 Infanterie Div.

   

Feldgend.-Trupp c 715

715 Infanterie Div.,

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 716

716 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 718

Kommandant Festung Kreta/Ortskommandantur

 
 

718/Kreiskommandantur Agaeis

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 719

719 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 721

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Militärverwaltung Bezirk

 
 

C/ Kreiskommandantur 622

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 722

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 723

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 724

Feldkommandantur 724

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 726

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 727

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 728

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 729

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 730

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 731

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich-Militärverwaltung Frankreich,

 
 

Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 732

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux/ Korück

 
 

588 Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 733

Feldkommandantur 752

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 734

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux/ Panzer

 
 

Armeeoberkommando 5

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 735

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 736

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 737

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 738

Ortskommandantur 738/Kreiskommandantur

 
 

738/ Kreiskommandantur 895

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 739

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 740

Ortskommandantur 740/Feldkommandantur 752

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 741

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 742

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (mot.) 743

Kreiskommandantur 743/Kreiskommandantur 773

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 744

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 745

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 747

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 748

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 750

Chef der Militärverwaltung Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 751

Feldkommandantur 751/Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich,

 
 

Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 752

Feldkommandantur 752/ Befehlshaber Südwest Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 753

Feldkommandantur 753/Feldkommandantur 517

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 754

Befehlshaber Nordwest Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 756

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 757

Feldkommandantur 757

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 758

Feldkommandantur 758

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 759

Kreiskommandantur 759

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 760

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 764

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 765

Kreiskommandantur 734/Kreiskommandantur 798

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 766

Wehrkreis XIII

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 766

Wehrkreis XIII

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 767

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 768

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 769

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 770

Wehrkreis XIII

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 773

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 774

Feldkommandantur 774

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 778

Sturmbrigade RFSS

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 776

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 777

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 779

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 780

Kreiskommandantur 780/Kreiskommandantur 747

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 785

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 788

Wehrkreis XIII

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 789

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich, Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 792

Kreiskommandantur 792

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 793

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 794

Chef der Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 795

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk C/Kreiskommandantur 706

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 796

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk B/Kommandantur 505

 

La Rochelle

   

Feldgend.-Trupp 797

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Militärverwaltung Bezirk A/

 

Kreiskommandantur 645

   

Feldgend.-Trupp 798

Wehrkreis XIII

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 800

Chef der Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 801

Ortskommandantur 699/Feldkommandantur 678

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 802

Ortskommandantur 701/Feldkommandantur 589

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 803

Ortskommandantur 940/Feldkommandantur 589

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 804

Oberfeldkommandantur 589/ Ortskommandantur

 
 

687/ Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Verwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 805

Ortskommandantur 639

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a 806

Feldkommandantur 581/Ortskommandantur

 
 

642/Feldkommandantur 670

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 807

Oberfeldkommandantur 589

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 808

Ortskommandantur 691/Oberfeldkommandantur 589

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 809

Wehrkreis IX/ Ortskommandantur 715/

 
 

Oberfeldkommandantur 670

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 810

Oberfeldkommandantur 672

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 811

Oberfeldkommandantur 672/Generalkommando XI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 812

Ortskommandantur 636/Oberfeldkommandantur 589

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 813

Oberfeldkommandantur 670

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a 814

Ortskommandantur 703/Oberfeldkommandantur 670/

 

Kreiskommandantur 703

   

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 815

Oberfeldkommandantur 670

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a 816

Ortskommandantur 914/Oberfeldkommandantur 670

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 817

Ortskommandantur 689/Oberfeldkommandantur 672

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a 818

Ortskommandantur 692/Oberfeldkommandantur 670

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 819

Ortskommandantur 693

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 820

Feldkommandantur 681/Oberfeldkommandantur 672

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 821

Generalkommando XI Armeekorps/Feldkommandantur 520

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a 822

Ortskommandantur 707/Oberfeldkommandantur 670

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 823

Oberfeldkommandantur 670

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a 824

Ortskommandantur 714/Oberfeldkommandantur 670

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 825

Ortskommandantur 771

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 826

Ortskommandantur 913

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 827

Ortskommandantur 643

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 828

Ortskommandantur 772

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 829

Ortskommandantur 694/Oberfeldkommandantur 672

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 830

Wehrkreis Böhmen-Mähren/Ortskommandantur

 
 

702/ Oberfeldkommandantur 672

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 831

Generalkommando XI Armeekorps/Oberfeldkommandantur 672

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 832

Ortskommandantur 635

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 833

Oberfeldkommandantur 670

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 834

Ortskommandantur 713

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 835

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 836

Oberfeldkommandantur 672/Generalkommando XI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 837

Oberfeldkommandantur 589

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 838

Oberfeldkommandantur 520

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 839

Ortskommandantur 614/Oberfeldkommandantur 520

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 840

Ortskommandantur 630/Oberfeldkommandantur 570

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 841

Ortskommandantur 510/Oberfeldkommandantur 570

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 842

Oberfeldkommandantur 570

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 843

Wehrkreis VI/Oberfeldkommandantur 520

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 844

Ortskommandantur 688/Oberfeldkommandantur 520

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 845

Ortskommandantur 613/Oberfeldkommandantur 520

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 846

Wehrkreis VI/ Ortskommandantur 705/ Oberfeldkommandantur

 
 

520/ Ortskommandantur 636/ Oberfeldkommandantur 690

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 847

Oberfeldkommandantur 570/Ortskommandantur 690

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 848

Oberfeldkommandantur 570/Ortskommandantur 654

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 849

Ortskommandantur 708/Oberfeldkommandantur 570

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 850

Ortskommandantur 632/Oberfeldkommandantur 570

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 851

Generalkommando XI Armeekorps/Ortskommandantur 616/

 

Oberfeldkommandantur 520

   

Feldgend.-Trupp d 852

Ortskommandantur 652/Generalkommando XI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 853

Oberfeldkommandantur 570

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 854

Oberfeldkommandantur 570

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 855

Ortskommandantur 663/Oberfeldkommandantur 570

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 856

Wehrkreis VI/ Ortskommandantur 942/

 

Oberfeldkommandantur 520

   

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 857

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 858

Oberbefehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 859

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 860

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk Bordeaux

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 861

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 864

Kreiskommandantur 832

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 865

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 866

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 867

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 868

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 869

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 870

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 871

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 872

Feldkommandantur 872/Feldkommandantur 748

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 873

Feldkommandantur 674

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 874

Feldkommandantur 724

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 875

Militärbefehlshaber Serbien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 876

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich-Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 877

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk B

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 881

Wehrmacht Befehlshaber Dänemark

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 882

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 884

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Militärverwaltung Bezirk A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 885

Wehrkreis XIII

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 887

Kreiskommandantur 887

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 888

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Bezirk Chef C/

 
 

Kreiskommandantur 563

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 889

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 890

Kreiskommandantur 890/ Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 891

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Militärverwaltung Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 892

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk C –Dijon

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 893

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 894

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 895

Feldkommandantur 758

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 896

Kreiskommandantur 896 Paris/Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 897

Oberfeldkommandantur Warschau

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 898

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp b (mot.) 899

Oberfeldkommandantur Krakau/Oberfeldkommandantur 226

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 900

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 901

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk C/Feldkommandantur 591

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 902

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich Militärverwaltung Bezirk A/

 

Feldkommandantur 758/160 Reserve Div.

   

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 903

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 904

Kommandant Festung Kreta

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 905

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 907

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 908

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 909

Oberbefehlshaber Südwest

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 910

Oberbefehlshaber Südwest

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 911

Oberbefehlshaber Südwest

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 912

Oberbefehlshaber Südwest

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 913

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 914

Oberfeldkommandantur Warschau

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 916

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 917

Oberfeldkommandantur 379

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 919

Wehrmacht Befehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 920

Wehrmacht Befehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 921

Wehrmacht Befehlshaber Südost/Befehlshaber

 
 

Nordost Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 922

Wehrmacht Befehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 923

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 924

Feldgendarmerie Ausbildungs- Abteilung II

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 925

Militärverwaltung Frankreich, Bezirk C

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 926

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 929

Feldkommandantur 564

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 930

Generalkommando LXXI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 931

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 932

Kommandant Heeres Gebiet Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 933

Militärbefehlshaber Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 934

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 935

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 936

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 937

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 938

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 939

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 940

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (mot.) 941

Kommandant Festung Kreta/Kreiskommandantur Agaeis

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 942

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 943

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 944

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 945

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 946

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 947

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 948

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 949

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 950

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 951

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 952

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 953

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 954

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 955

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 956

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 957

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 958

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 960

Ortskommandantur 891/Feldkommandantur 197

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 961

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 962

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 963

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 964

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 965

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 966

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 967

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 968

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 969

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 970

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 971

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 972

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 973

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 974

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 975

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 976

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 977

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 978

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 979

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 980

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 981

Kraftwagentransport Regt. Stab 981

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 982

Kraftwagentransport Regt. Stab 982

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 983

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.) 984

Kraftwagentransport Regt. Stab z.b.V. 984

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 985

Kommandant Festung Kreta

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 986

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 987

999 leichte Afrika Div./ Kommandant Heeres Gebeit

 
 

Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a 988

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 989

Sturm Div. Rhodos

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 991

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 992

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 993

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 994

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 995

Kommandant Heeres Gebeit Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 998

Militärverwaltung Frankreich Bezirk C/Wehrmacht

 
 

Ortskommandantur Gross Kopenhagen

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (mot.) 999

Sturmdiv. Rhodos

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1016

Wehrkreis Generalgouvernement

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1017

Heerestrupp

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1018

Festung Ymuiden

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1019

Festung Hök von Holland

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1020

Festung Duenkirchen

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1021

Festung Boulogne

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1022

Festung Le Havre

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1023

Festung Cherbourg

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1024

Festung St. Malo

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1025

Festung Brest

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1026

Festung Lorient

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1027

Festung St. Nazaire

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1033

Festung Girondemündung Nord

 

Feldgend.-Trupp (tmot.) 1034

Festung Girondemündung Süd

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1035

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1036

Panzer Div. Holste

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (mot.) 1043

Heeresgruppe Süd

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1044

Heeresgruppe Süd

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1045

Heeresgruppe Mitte

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1046

148 Reserve Div./ Oberkommando Heeresgruppe A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1047

Oberkommando Heeresgruppe A

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1048

156 Reserve Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 10498

Gebirgs Div./Kommandant Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1056

156 Reserve Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1057

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1058

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1059

159 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1062

Wehrkreis XXI

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1063

Wehrkreis XXI

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1064

188 Gebirgs Div./ Wehrkreis XXI

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1071

189 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1088

191 Reserve Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1089

189 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1091

191 reserve Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 1109

Wehrkreis XXI

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 1110

Wehrkreis XXI

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 1122

Feldkommandantur 605

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 1123

Feldkommandantur 725

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 1124

Feldkommandantur 817

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 1125

Feldkommandantur 1030

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 1126

Feldkommandantur 1034

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 1127

Feldkommandantur 1039

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d 1128

Feldkommandantur 1040

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1129

Feldkommandantur 1042

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 114

1176 Infanterie Div./ Oberfeldkommandantur Lublin

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1142

Deutsche Wehrmacht in Italien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1144

Wehrmacht Kommandantur Rotterdam

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1145

Feldkommandantur 243

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1146

Feldkommandantur 245

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1147

Wehrmacht Kommandantur Amsterdam

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1148

Wehrmacht Kommandantur Minsk

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1149

Wehrmacht Kommandantur Riga

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1151

Kommando Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp d (tmot.) 1152

Oberbefehlshaber Südost

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1176

541 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1180

542 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1316

16 Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (mot.) 1340

Wehrkreis XXI

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot.) 1416

Generalkommando XVI Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c (tmot,) 1463

Generalkommando LXIII Armeekorps

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1541

543 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1542

542 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1543

543 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1544

544 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1545

545 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1546

546 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c 1547

547 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c 1548

548 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c 1549

549 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c 1550

550 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c 1551

551 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c 1552

552 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c c (tmot.) 1553

553 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c 1558

558 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c 1559

559 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1560

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c 1561

561 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp c 1562

562 Grenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1563

Grenadier Lehr Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1564

564 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1565

565 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1566

566 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1567

567 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1568

568 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1569

569 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1570

570 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1571

571 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1572

572 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1573

573 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1574

574 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1575

575 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1576

576 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1577

577 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1578

578 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1579

579 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1580

580 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1581

581 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1582

582 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1600

600 (russ.) Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1606

606 Infanterie Div. z.b.V.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1609

18 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1650

650 (russ.) Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 1818

18 Volksgrenadier Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)

   

z.b.V. 1901

Wehrkreis Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)

   

z.b.V. 1902

Wehrkreis Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)

   

z.b.V. 1903

Wehrkreis Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)

   

z.b.V. 2901

Wehrkreis Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)

   

z.b.V. 2902

Wehrkreis Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)

   

z.b.V. 2903

Wehrkreis Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)

   

z.b.V. 3901

Wehrkreis Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)

   

z.b.V. 3902

Wehrkreis Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp a (mot.)

   

z.b.V. 3903

Wehrkreis Böhmen-Mähren

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Feldherrnhalle

Panzergrenadier Div. Feldherrnhalle

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Führer-Grenadier-

   

Brigade

Führer-Grenadier-Brigade

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Panzer

   

Div. Jüterbog

Panzer Div. Jüterbog

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Panzer

   

Div. Schlesien

Panzer Div. Schlesien

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Brandenburg

Panzergrenadier Div. Brandenburg

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Div. Ulrich

   

v. Hutten

Div. Ulrich v. Hutten

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Panzer

   

Div. Muncheberg

Panzer Div. Muncheberg

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 10 Panzer Div.

10 Panzer Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp

   

Grossdeutschland

Panzergrenadier Div. Grossdeustchland

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 500

   

Grossdeustchland

Generalkommando Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Kfz.

   

Transport Regt. 602

Kfz. Transport Regt. 602

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Kfz.

   

Transport Regt. 605

Kfz. Transport Regt. 605

 

Feldgend.-Trupp

   

Sonderverband 287

Sonderverband 287

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Sardinien

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Stabsoffizier

   

Dänemark

S tabsoffizier Dänemark

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Festung Kreta

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp z.b.V.

   

AOK Norwegen

AOK Norwegen

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Oderkorps

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Ostpreussen 1

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Ostpreussen 2

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp z.b.V

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Landwehr 161

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Höheres

   

Kommando LIX

Höheres Kommando LIX

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Venedig

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Div.

   

Generalgouvernement

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 2/238

?

 

Feldgend.-Trupp 90 leichte Div.

90 leichte Div.

 

Feldgend.-Trupp Panzer-Lehr Div.

Panzer-Lehr Div.

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 501

Korück 501/ Militärverwaltung Frankreich/ Korück 560/

 
 

Befehlshaber Südgriechenland/ Armeeoberkommando

 
 

12/ Heeresgruppe E

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 521

Korück 520/ Panzerarmeeoberkommando 4/

 
 

Heeresgruppe Nordukraine

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 531

Korück 530/ 9 Armee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 541

Korück 540/ 6 Armee/ Heeresgruppe C/ 14 Armee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 551

Korück 550/ 7 Armee/ Panzerarmeeoberkommando

 
 

3/ 4 Panzerarmee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 561

Korück 560/ 16 Armee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 571

Korück 570/ 6 Armee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 581

Korück 580/ 4 Armee/ 2 Armee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 591

Korück 590/ 1 Armee/ 2 Panzerarmee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 613

Panzerarmee Afrika

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 682

1 Panzerarmee/ Heeresgruppe Süd/ Heeresgruppe A

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 683

Korück 540/ 10 Armee/12 Armee/11 Armee /Korück 553/

 
 

8 Armee/ Korück 558

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 685

Heeresgruppe Süd/ 2 Armee/17 Armee/ 1 Panzerarmee/

 
 

4 Armee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 689

Armeeoberkommando 18

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 690

Befehlshaber Rückw. Heeresgebeit Mitte/ Befehlshaber

 
 

Weissruthenien/7 Armee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 691

Befehlshaber Rückw. Heeresgebeit Nord/ Befehlshaber

 
 

Ostungarn/17 Armee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 692

Befehlshaber Rückw. Heeresgebeit Süd/ 10 Armee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 693

17 Armee/Panzerarmeeoberkommando 5/15 Armee

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 694

3 Panzerarmee/ 17 Armee/Heeresgruppe

 
 

Südukraine/Heeresgruppe Süd

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 695

4 Armee/ 3 Panzerarmee/Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 696

 
 

4 Armee/ 2 Armee/ Heeresgruppe E

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 697

4 Panzerarmee/ Feldkommandantur Heeresgruppe Nord

 

Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 698

Rückw. Heeresgebeit derHeeresgruppe A

 

Feldgendarmerie-Ersatz-

   

Abteilung 1

Feldgendarmerie Ersatz Regiment

 

Feldgendarmerie-Ersatz-

   

Abteilung 2

Feldgendarmerie Ersatz Regiment

 

Feldgendarmerie-Ersatz-

   

Abteilung 3

Feldgendarmerie Ersatz Regiment

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie B1

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie B2

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie B3

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie B4

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie B5

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie B7

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie G1

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie G2

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie G3

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie G5

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie G6

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie G7

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie G8

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie G9

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie G10

   

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 19

XXIII Armeekorps

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 61

11 Panzer Division

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 64

404 Infanterie Division

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 66

?

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie

   

(mot.) 220

164 Infanterie Division (Festungs Division Kreta)

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie

   

(mot.) 236

162 (turk.) Infanterie Division

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 602

Korück 566 Afrika

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 613

Panzerarmee Afrika/Heerestrupp (Trop.)

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 614

   

(Tunis)

?

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 684

413 Infanterie Division

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie

   

(mot.) 757

Wehrkreis XX

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 904

Festung Division Kreta

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 914

Oberfeldkommandantur Warschau

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie

   

Grossdeutschland

Panzergrenadier Div. Grossdeutschland

 

Feldgendarmerie Kompanie

   

Aufrichtungstab 16

?

 

Feldgendarmerie Einsatz-

   

Kompanie z.b.V. B.d.O. Italien

B.d.O. Italien

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe Neapel

Deutsche Standortoffizier Neapel

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 466

66 Reserve Korps

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 577

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 642

   

Livorno

Standortoffizier Livorno

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 644

   

Reggio

Standortoffizier Reggio

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 659

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 711

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 730

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 732

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 734

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 739

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 747

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 761

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 792

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 798

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 800

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 802

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 806

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe d 964

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe d 967

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd- Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 983

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe d 986

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 987

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 988

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 989

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 990

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich/416

 
 

Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 992

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 993

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 994

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 995

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 996

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich/416

 
 

Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 997

Kommandant, Heeres Gebiet Süd-Frankreich/416

 
 

Infanterie Div.

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 998

Militärbefehlshaber in Frankreich, Militärverwaltung

 
 

Bezirk C

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 1009

Oberkommando Heeresgruppe B

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 1010

Oberkommando Heeresgruppe B

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 1011

Oberkommando Heeresgruppe B

 

Feldgendarmerie-Gruppe 1012

Oberkommando Heeresgruppe B

 

Feldgend Staffel 1-2, Wehrmacht

   

Wirtschafts Erfassungs

Kommando 9

 

Feldgendarmerie-Kompanie

   

beim Rhein-Kommandant I

Rhein-Kommandant I

 

Feldgendarmerie Kommando

   

Grob der Feldjager Regt 3

Feldjäger Regtment 3

 

Feldgendarmerie Feld-Ersatz-

   

Komp 183

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1. Kompanie Feldgendarmerie-

   

Bataillon Hauptquartier Ob.d.L.,

H.Q. Ob.d.L.

 

2. Kompanie Feldgendarmerie-

   

Bataillon Hauptquartier Ob.d.L.,

H.Q. Ob.d.L.

 

3. Kompanie Feldgendarmerie-

   

Bataillon Hauptquartier Ob.d.L.

H.Q. Ob.d.L.

 

Feldgendarmerie Ersatz Regiment

Litzmannstadt/ Prague

 

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Feldgendarmerie ID Disc. The disc records the name of the unit, the individual’s roster number within the unit and the individual’s blood group.

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Feldgendarmerie from 1 Gebirgs Division at a unit formal dinner.

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Off duty Feldgendarmen relax with a few bottles of wine. Just visible in the centre background a gorget can be seen hanging from a peg.

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Feldgendarmen pose outside their duty room, occupied Russia May 1942.

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Personnel from Feldgendarmerie Trupp 468. Note that only a minority wear the Feldgendarmerie cufftitle.

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Feldgendarmen survey the devastation caused by German bombardment at Dnjepropetrovsk.

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The Feldgendarm in this shot wears a summer uniform in light weight field grey drill material.

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Feldgendarm patrolling the streets of a bombed out district. Prevention of looting was an occasional duty for the military police. (Josef Charita)

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In walking out dress and camera in hand, an off-duty Feldgendarm enjoys a stroll somewhere in occupied Europe.

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Feldgendarmerie often provided security for senior officers. Note the NCO in the background at this meeting of Generaloberst Ewald von Kleist and SS-Gruppenführer ‘Sepp’ Dietrich. (Clyde R. Davis)

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Feldgendarmerie with uniformed and plain clothes members of the French Gendarmerie after the fall of France in 1940.

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Feldgendarmerie pose with some local peasants in occupied Russia.

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A rather stern looking Feldgendarmerie NCO with captured French colonial troops, France 1940.

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Feldgendarmerie guarding a minor river crossing. Note the map case worn by the NCO.

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Two Feldgendarmerie Unteroffiziere. The fact that only one wears the steel helmet suggests that they are not in a combat zone.

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Feldgendarmerie Gefreiter in greatcoat with the duty gorget. (Sebastian Golawski)

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Note, from the figure on the right, that wearing of the bayonet was normal, off duty, even when the rifle itself was not carried.

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Off duty Feldgendarmerie NCOs with motorcyclist wearing the duty gorget.

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A Feldgendarmerie Unteroffizier bids farewell to his family on his return to his unit after a period of leave.

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Taken by a Feldgendarm, this photo shows the huge POW holding area at Uman in the Ukraine.

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On this shot of Feldgendarmen from Sonderverband 287, the Infantry Assault Badge can just be seen on the pocket of the soldier at extreme left.

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France 1940 and Feldgendarmerie NCOs pose with a captured British Mk IV Cruiser tank.

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A Feldgendarmerie ID disc. This rare example is to a member of the Cossack (Ost) Kompanie of Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 581.

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Although on duty, as signified by the gorget, this enlisted rank appears unarmed, suggesting he is based on the home front.

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Feldgendarm guarding Soviet POWs. Given that he is unarmed, there is obviously no expectation that they would abscond.

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Feldgendarmen taking a rest. Presumably on the home front or rear area as the dog accompanying them appears to be a pet.

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Knocked out enemy vehicles were a popular spot to pose for photos. Here a Feldgendarm sits on a knocked out Soviet KV I.

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An extremely rare metal vehicle pennant for the Feldgendarmerie Trupp of the elite Grossdeutschland Division. (Sebastian Golawski)

Traffic Control Batallions—Verkehrsregelungsbataillonen

The movement of huge field armies during the early weeks of the Second World War had shown that the existing military police formations were inadequate to ensure efficient movement of so many troops. This resulted in the formation of ten new battalions of transport control troops. Each fully motorised battalion consisted of a staff element plus two companies of 150 NCOs and men.

Ultimately, the growth of the Feldgendarmerie meant that these separate units were no longer required and during the course of 1942 they were gradually disbanded, as their tasks were completely taken over by the Feldgendarmerie. Most were distributed to various Feldgendarmerie units and in some cases entire new Feldgendarmerie units were formed by direct transfers from VKB units.

The only special insignia worn by these troops was an armband worn on the left sleeve. It was normally in an orange colour though variations exist in a pinkish shade, with the text ‘Verkehrs-Aufsicht’ in Latin script.

Order of Battle—Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillonen

Verkehrsregulierungs Staffel VI. This short lived unit is believed to have been formed in October 1940 and was disbanded in February 1941.

Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillon 751. Formed 28 October 1939 Wehrkreis V, disbanded 1942. Served in France and Russia with 16 Armee.

Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillon 752Formed 30 October 1939 Wehrkreis VI, disbanded 1942. Served in France and Russia with 9 Armee.

Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillon 753 Formed 30 October 1939 Wehrkreis VI, disbanded 1942. Served in France with 4 Armee and Russia with 18 Armee.

Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillon 754 Formed 28 October 1939 Wehrkreis IX, disbanded 1942. Served in France and Russia with 4 Armee.

Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillon 755 Formed 26 October 1939 Wehrkreis IX ,disbanded 1942. Served in France with Gruppe von Kleist and Russia with 2 Panzerarmee. Elements were used to constitute Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 755.

Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillon 756 Formed 26 October 1939 Wehrkreis IX, disbanded 1942. Served in France and Russia with 11 Armee. Elements were used to constitute Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 756.

Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillon 757 Formed 26 October 1939 Wehrkreis IX, disbanded 1942. Served in France with 12 Armee and in Russia with 2 Armee. Elements were used to constitute l/. Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 698 and the remainder were transferred to Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 581.

Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillon 758 Formed 30 October 1939 Wehrkreis X, disbanded 1942. Served France and Russia with 2 Armee.

Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillon 759 Formed 30 October 1939 Wehrkreis X, disbanded 1942. Served France and in Russia with 6 Armee. Elements were used to constitute 3./ Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 698 and the remainder were transferred to Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 571.

Verkehrsregelungs-Bataillon 760 Formed 30 October 1939 Wehrkreis XIII, disbanded 1942. Served France with 2 Armee and in Russia with 17 Armee. Elements were used to constitute 2./ Feldgendarmerie Abteilung 698 whilst the remainder were reformed as Feldgendarmerie Kompanie 760.

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Traffic points duty in occupied Russia. The fact that there appears to be no traffic present suggests a staged shot!

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Feldgendarm with camouflage painted Horch heavy field car. (Josef Charita)

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Feldgendarm directing traffic over a bridge in Russia.

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Controlling and directing military traffic was one of the most important of all the Feldgendarmerie’s tasks.

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