this is albert labrador. Just registered after lurking for an eternity. first of all great info! First time i've seen color plates of the ostturkisher unit. I know this has swung way off topic but another non caucasian unit that's available for us to represent is the sonderverband zbv 288. Pictures show an arab (probably mostly iraqi) manned unit with german officers dressed in standard luftwaffe tropen gear and a few kitted out as fallschirmjager. Who knows, maybe some were equipped with W-SS tarnjacke ( to keep things on topic heheheh) like HG but its a long shot. another option for SS reenactors would be to blacken our faces like HJ did in normandy. Last option would be to use the winter face mask now available from hiki. Hi guys! love this site.
n October 20, 1944 the rest of the Ostmuslemanische SS-Regiment was transferred from Ukraine to Slovakia and renamed "Osttürkischen Waffen-Verbände der SS" and reorganized into 3 battalions organized along ethnic lines. 1 Waffengruppe Turkestan 1 Waffengruppe Aserbeidschan (2851 soldiers : Gerhard von Mende archives) 1 Waffengruppe Idel-Ural Each battalion would consist of staff, one staff company and five infantry companies. The Ostmuselmanisch regiment was integrated into the Osttürkischen Waffen-Verbände der SS and was considered to be dissolved. In December 1944 The Waffen-Gruppe Aserbeidschan (commander W-Ostuf Kerrar Alesgerli) was transferred to the Kaukasicher WaffenVerbände der SS. The disbanded Tatar Waffen Gebirgs Brigade der SS would replace the Azerbaijani soldiers; Commander: SS-Standartenführer Harun-el-Raschid-Bey. (Wilhelm Hintersatz (A former Austrian officer who had converted to Islam. ) The reorganisations began in January 1945 as follows: SS-Waffengruppe Turkestan SS-Waffengruppe Krim SS-Waffengruppe Idel Urals Apparently new “volunteers” were integrated, because the Osttürkischen Waffen-Verbände had increased from 5,000 men in January 1945 to 8,500 men in the period of February-May 1945. As Hitler's Reich crumbled, the Waffen-SS gave up all adherence of standards for recruit selection. If they could walk and shoot a rifle, they were good enough for the SS. At this time all German military forces were scraping the bottom of the manpower barrel - for example in January 1945, Heer and Waffen-SS recruiting centers were combined. Waffen-SS troops were increasingly transfers from other military branches of the Wehrmacht from paramilitary and labor formations. The whole unit arrived in March 1945 in Merate, 20 km north of Milan, northern Italy. Assigned to the defense of the area, the Osttürkischen Waffen-Verbände apparently participated in no larger operation against partisans. On the 26 April 1945 Hintersatz signed a pact with the local partisan command, according to which the soldiers would remain in the barracks in Merate, until the US troops arrived. This happened on 30 April 1945, the whole unit went into the hands of the 1st Armored Division (United States)
@sir albert, danke for the info and background history... the plates came from google.. me and donn fernandez the highlander are almost complete..if you want you can join us on 8nov i could give you a patch for the turkistan sleeve patch.. ill phone you for details.
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labrador: Hi Sirs! welcome aboard. Sorry for the late answer but the group is still alive and well. We just transitioned to Facebook, hence the dearth of posts here. Please find us at: www.facebook.com/groups/159321064204447/ we would be glad to welcome you.
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