SS Fortress Regiment 1

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SS Fortress Regiment 1
Active 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Size Regiment
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Georg-Robert Besslein

SS Fortress Regiment 1 (German: SS-Festungs-Regiment 1) was an improvised unit of the Waffen SS formed in February 1945, during World War II, for service in the defence of the German city of Breslau, during the Red Army's Siege of Breslau. The regiment engaged in savage house to house fighting against the invading Red Army that lasted 82 days but surrendered at the end of the siege on 6 May 1945.

Commander[edit]

SS-Obersturmbannführer Georg-Robert Besslein

Knight's Cross recipients[edit]

References[edit]

  • Munoz, Antonio J - Forgotten Legions: Obscure Combat Formations of the Waffen-SS