Begleit-Bataillon Reichsführer-SS

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Begleit-Bataillon Reichsführer-SS was formed in May 1941 from Himmler's personal escort. The Begleit-Bataillon fought on the eastern front during Operation Barbarossa. Further, when SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke formed Kampfgruppe Mohnke (Battle Group Mohnke) during the "Battle of Berlin" it was made up in part by 600 men from this battalion.[1]


  1. ^ Lumsden, Robin. A Collector's Guide To: The Allgemeine - SS, Ian Allan Publishing, Inc. 2001, p 149.


Composition – May 1941:

  1. Schützen Kompanie
  2. Schützen Kompanie
  3. Schützen Kompanie
  4. Maschinen Gewehr Kompanie
  5. Infantrie Geschütz Kompanie
  6. Panzerjäger Kompanie
  7. Sturmgeschütz Kompanie
  8. leichte Flak Batterie [2.0 cm]
  9. schwere Flak Batterie [8.8 cm]