SS Brigade Schuldt

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SS Brigade Schuldt
Active December 1942 – March 1943
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Allegiance Adolf Hitler
Branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Size Brigade
Engagements World War II
Hinrich Schuldt

SS Brigade Schuldt was a formation of the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II. It was named after its commander Brigadeführer Hinrich Schuldt. It served on the Eastern Front.

Eastern Front[edit]

SS Brigade Schuldt was composed of units drawn from the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich, 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division and a detachment from the Luftwaffe.

The Brigade was moved to the Eastern Front in December 1942, and by 16 December was sent to the Stalingrad front where it facilitated the retreat of the 1st Panzer Army and the 4th Panzer Army through Rostov. On 1 January 1943, it was placed under command of the 6th Panzer Division.

The Brigade was pulled out of the line to reform on 14 February and was assigned to the 15th Panzergrenadier Division on 15 January[clarification needed]. The Brigade was formally disbanded on 1 March 1943, with what was left of its units returning to their parent formations.

The 1st SS-Polizei Panzegrenadier Regiment 7 was left with 84 men from original 527 and the 7th Battalion LSSAH had 38 men left from original 800.[1]

On the 1 April the Brigade commander Hinrich Schuldt was awarded the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the German Cross in Gold for the Brigade's performance.

Order of battle[edit]

  • VII/.(Wach) Battalion, Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler.
    • 3 Schützen Companies
    • 1 Heavy Company
  • I/.Battalion, SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 3 Der Führer.
  • I/.Battalion SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Regiment 7
    • 3 Schützen Companies
    • 1 Heavy Company
  • Luftwaffe Field Battalion 100 Hermann Göring.


  1. ^ Nafziger, p,136
  • Nafziger George, Waffen SS and Other Units in World War II: The German Order of Battle, ISBN 1-58097-058-3