The Panzer-Brigade 106 Feldherrnhalle was formed on 28 July 1944 at Mielau around a core from Panzergrenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle. It fought on the Western front and ended the war in the Ruhr.

Commanders

Oberst Dr. Franz Bäke (13 July 1944 - 12 Jan 1945)
Major Bernhard von Schkopp (12 Jan 1945 - 24 Jan 1945)
Oberstleutnant Heinrich Drewes (24 Jan 1945 - 29 Mar 1945)
Hauptmann Richard Pohl (29 Mar 1945 - 11 Apr 1945)
Oberleutnant Ernst Matten (19 Apr 1945 - ? Apr 1945)

Honor title

The Feldherrnhalle units received the honor title because of the initially high number of volunteers from the SturmAbteilung (SA).

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1)
- Bartel, Ewald, 25.11.1944 (4585), Oberleutnant, Btl.Fhr. Pz.Gren.Btl. 106 “FHH”
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (3)
- Büchting, Hans-Ulrich, 13.01.1945, Oberleutnant, Pz.Gren.Btl. 106
- Mielow, Karl-Heinz, 13.01.1945, Leutnant d.R., Pz.Gren.Btl. 106 “FHH”
- Simon, Harald, 13.01.1945, Hauptmann d.R., Pz.Brig. “FHH"
Holders of the German Cross in Silver (1)
- Leske, Friedrich, 12.02.1945, Oberfeldwebel, Vers.Kp./Pz.Gren.Btl. 106 “FHH”
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (5)
- Bartelborth, Wilhelm, 00.00.1945, Leutnant d.R., 2./Pz.Abt. Pz.Brig. “FHH”
- Herrmann, Arno, 07.11.1944, Stabsfeldwebel, 1./Pz.Abt. 106 “FHH”
- Jänicke, Richard, 07.11.1944, Oberfeldwebel, 3./Pz.Abt. 106 “FHH”
- Pfaff, Wilhelm, 07.01.1945, Leutnant, Pz.Gren.Btl. 106 “FHH”
- Scheske, Ulrich, 25.02.1945, Oberleutnant d.R., Pz.Pi.Kp./Pz.Brig. “FHH"
Holders of the Knight's Cross (4)
- Bartel, Ewald 31.12.1944 Hauptmann d.R. Kdr Pz.Gren.Btl "FHH" (106)
- Fink, Josef 09.12.1944 Gefreiter Gruppenführer im Pz.Gren.Btl 2106
- Heesen te, Paul 13.01.1945 Hauptmann Kdr Pz.Abt 2106
- Moser, Oskar 04.10.1944 Stabsfeldwebel Zugführer i. d. 2./Pz.Abt 2106

Order of battle

Staff
Panzer-Abteilung 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 1/Panzer Abteilung 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 2/Panzer Abteilung 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 3/Panzer Abteilung 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 4/Panzer Abteilung 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- V/Panzer Abteilung 2106 Feldherrnhalle
Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 1/Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 2/Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 3/Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 4/Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 5/Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 6/Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 7/Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- 8/Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2106 Feldherrnhalle
- V/Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2106 Feldherrnhalle
Panzer Pionier Kompanie 2106 Feldherrnhalle
Versorgungs Kompanie 2106 Feldherrnhalle
Werkstatt Kompanie 2106 Feldherrnhalle

Insignia

The "Feldherrnhalle" cuff title was authorized for this unit to illustrate the connections with the SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle.
cuff-heer-feldherrnhalle
Photo © N & T Global Trading

The Feldherrnhalle Kampfrune was authorized for use on the shoulder boards June 1943.
shoulderbadge-feldherrnhalle
Photo © Relics of the Reich

Sources used

François de Lannoy & Josef Charita - Panzertruppen: German armored troops 1935-1945
Alfonso Escuadra Sanchez - Feldherrnhalle: Forgotten Elite
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

Friedrich Bruns - Die Panzerbrigade 106/FHH

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