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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:32 pm 
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Hi

Just wondering if anyone has any information on this Division. I've looked on the net and the books I have but there seems very limited information.

I understand they were formed in March 1945, initially from the SS Junkerschule and they fought on the Western Front, finally surrendering in May 1945.

I'm also led to believe that the Cuff titles that some traders stock are purely "fantasy" items.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Location: TAMPERE FINLAND
It had one Very famous member in its ranks who has been seen wearing SS uniform after the war
Order of battle (Apr 1945)
SS-Grenadier-Regiment 95 (in some sources listed as SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 95)
3x Bataillon
SS-Grenadier-Regiment 96 (in some sources listed as SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 96)
4x Bataillon
SS-Artillerie-Regiment 38
1. Abteilung
2. Abteilung
5. Batterie
6. Batterie
SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 38
2x Panzerjäger-Kompanie
1x Flak-Kompanie
SS-Pionier-Abteilung 38
SS-Flak-Abteilung 38
SS-Nachrichten-Abteilung 38
SS-Ausbildungs und Ersatz Abteilung 38
SS-Polizei-Bataillon Siegling
SS-Wirtschafts-Bataillon 38

SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 38 received the majority of its men from the ‘Prinz Eugen’ division and officers from Nord both of these divisions were SS Gibrigs of note is the winged helmet symbol of the division was never used according to the first unit commander

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:36 am 
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The division was formed on 27 March 1945 from personnel and students of the SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz. It was first intended that the unit should be named SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz, but was renamed to SS-Division Junkerschule and finally to 38. SS-Grenadier-Division Nibelungen by the commander of the cadet school Richard Schulze-Kossens.
Although it was called a division it never had more than a brigade's strength (roughly around 6000 men)


Originally known under the name “Junkerschule” (“Officer School”) due to fact that the staff members and cadets of the Junkerschule Tölz formed the cadre for the division, it was eventually named “Nibelungen”. The Nibelungen were, in German mythology, a lineage of dwarves, whose treasures – the Nibelungenhort – were guarded by the dwarf Alberich. When Siegfried overcame him, the name passed on to him and his men and later the Burgunders. The Nibelungen saga was written around 1198 – 1204 by an unknown Austrian poet. Richard Wagner – one of Hitler’s favorite composers – adapted the material with his Ring der Nibelungen opera cycle.


SS-Obersturmbannführer Richard Schulze-Kossens (6 Apr 1945 - 9 Apr 1945)
SS-Gruppenführer Heinz Lammerding (? Apr 1945 - ? Apr 1945)
SS-Obergruppenführer Karl Ritter von Oberkamp (? Apr 1945 - ? Apr 1945)
SS-Standartenführer Martin Stange (12 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Chief of Operations (Ia)
SS-Sturmbannführer Heinrich Wulf (6 Apr 1945 – 8 May 1945)

Quartermaster (Ib)
SS-Sturmbannführer Ernst Fritscher (6 April 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Chief Intelligence Officer (Ic)
SS-Untersturmführer Hermann Buhl (6 Apr 1945 – 8 May 1945)

Area of operations
Southern Germany (Mar 1945 - May 1945)

Subordination
1. Armee (7 Apr 1945)
XIII. SS-Armeekorps (24 Apr 1945 – 8 May 1945)


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