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Bojová skupina SS Wallenstein [1945-1945]

SS Combat Group Wallenstein / SS-Kampfgruppe Wallenstein

Kampfverband Wallenstein / Kampfgruppe Wallenstein / 44. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wallenstein

The name of the frýdlant duke Albrecht of Wallenstein (German Albrecht von Wallenstein) he was carrying a bundle of SS-Kampfverband Wallenstein, sometimes referred to as Kampfgruppe Wallenstein or 44. SS-Panzer-grenadier Division Wallenstein in construction. This was a comprehensive designation for the SS units, which proceed from the 5. 5. 1945 against the Prague uprising from the south of the training ground SS-Truppenübungsplatz Beneschau on the Neveklovsku. The procedure from the south was led by two combat groups:

"West" from Hradištka through Zbraslav to Smíchov (SS-Kampfgruppe Moldauthal, in the literature also referred to as SS-Kampfgruppe Klein or SS-Kampfgruppe Emil or SS-Kampfgruppe Hradischko), commanded by SS-Standartenführer Emil Klein, the commander of SS-Pionier-Schule 4 Hradischko.

"East" against the Crouches and Pankrác (SS-Kampfgruppe Jörchel or SS-Kampfgruppe Barbara), commanded by SS-Standartenführer Wolfgang Jörchel, the commander of the SS-Junkerschule Prag.

The above groups should also connect the unit broken 2. SS Panzer Division Das Reich retreating after the pilsen road and navagónované at the train station in There. But you were attacked Vlasovci and withdraw west towards the Americans. In the connector of the old town are documented and three battalions Hlinkovy guard, but it is not clear whether they were operationally deployed (Slowakei Grenadier Regiment Nr. 1 "Hlinka Garde", the commander of SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Walter Demes). SS-Kampfverband Wallenstein fought in Prague, in Smichov, up to 9. 5. 1945. Subsequently, he was French intelligence from 5. the american infantry division (the5th Infantry Division) taken over Grand to the demarcation line in the space of Čimelice. Part of the units could go into american captivity, part not, and it is very likely that were involved in the fighting in Milina and in Březnici 11. and 12. 5. 1945.

Generalfeldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner commit to attack on the Threshold of power, which far exceeded all that has been deployed against other european uprising. Typical is that he used almost exclusively by troops of the Waffen-SS. From the south it was the SS-Kampfverband old town of benešov region-neveklovského training area with a considerable number of tanks and artillery. From the area Český Brod should the attack take part in the remnants of Even. Flak Korps General der Flakartillerie Richard Reimanna (the so-called Kampfgruppe Reimann). From the SS-Truppenübungsplatz Milowitz should leave the school unit of the Panzer-Jäger Schule Milowitz (a so-called Kampfgruppe Milowitz). Outside of these main forces was on the Doorstep deployed a number of lower-motorized, mostly tank and artillery units from central and eastern Bohemia.

All the troops had in the morning 6. 5. 1945 focus on the edges of Prague and at dawn launch from several directions concentrated attack supported by the air force, and welcoming the attacks of the German forces in Prague.

SS Kampfgruppe Wallenstein proceeded from the south of the two streams along both banks of the Vltava river. Units along the right bank commanded by SS-Standartenführer Wolfgang Jörchel, on the left SS-Standartenfuhrer von Klein. The edges of Prague reached only předzvědný section (Aufklärung Abteilung "Wallenstein"), which penetrated after the state road from Benešov on Saturday night, more than were built roadblocks. Units in the strength of the one regiment on the right bank of the Vltava river reached the prague suburbs until Sunday evening and into the fight already not intervened. Part of the tanks was from the Benešov to Prague transported by rail. The rebels deny their transportation destrukcemi in the area Čerčany and the tanks were on the line.

the Composition of the Kampfgruppe Wallenstein:

Slowakei Grenadier Regiment Nr. 1 "Hlinka Garde" (SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Walter Demes)
Verst. Grenadier Regiment Nr. 2 "Wallenstein" (SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schlamelcher)
Verst. Grenadier Regiment Nr. 1 "Wallenstein"(SS-Standartenführer Wolfgang Jörchel)
The Panzer-Jäger Abteilung "Wallenstein" (SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Erich Sinn)
Pionier Regiment "Schwarzenberg" (SS-Oberführer Emil Klein)
Füsilier-Bataillon "Wallenstein" (SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Leander Hauck)
Aufklärung Abteilung "Wallenstein" (SS-Hauptstrumführer Erhard Körner)
Stu. Gesch. Abteilung "Wallenstein" (SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Klaus von Allwörden)
Nachrichten-Abteilung "Wallenstein" (SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Helmut Bäume)
Sanitäts-Abteilung "Wallenstein" (Lüchem)
Nachschub-Bataillon "Wallenstein" (SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Arno König)
Wirtsch. Bataillon "Wallenstein" (SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Hans Fiedler)
Feldersatz-Regiment "Schwarzenberg" (SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer der Reserve Richard Einspenner)

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History and military affairs no. 2/2005
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In the mines from the Gruppe.Drei, I would only advice to supplement the commander of Feldersatz-Regiment "Schwarzenberg". It was the SS-Obersturmbannführer der Reserve Richard Einspennera, which commanded the front of my zarazenim to Feldersatz-Regiment "Schwarzenberg" (roughly from 1.July 1944) SS-Art.E.Rgt..
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