The 3. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen Brigade was formed when Estnische SS-Freiwilligen Brigade was redesignated in October 1943.
It was upgraded to a division by absorbing the other Estonian formations in the German military and some Estonian police formations, and was redesignated 20. Estnische SS-Freiwilligen-Division in 23 January 1944.

Commander

SS-Obersturmbannführer Franz Augsberger (22 Oct 1943 - 23 Jan 1944)

Manpower strength

31 Dec 1943 5.009 (178/864/4.057) (Officers/NCO/Enlisted)

Order of battle

SS-Freiwilligen Regiment 42 (renamed 45 Nov 1943)
- I Bataillon
-- 1. Kompanie
-- 2. Kompanie
-- 3. Kompanie
-- 4. (schwere)Kompanie
- II Bataillon
-- 5. Kompanie
-- 6. Kompanie
-- 7. Kompanie
-- 8. (schwere)Kompanie
- 13. (IG)Kompanie
- 14.(anti-tank)Kompanie
43. SS-Freiwilligen Regiment (renamed 46 Nov 1943)
- I Bataillon
-- 1. Kompanie
-- 2. Kompanie
-- 3. Kompanie
-- 4. (schwere)Kompanie
- II Bataillon
-- 5. Kompanie
-- 6. Kompanie
-- 7. Kompanie
-- 8. (schwere)Kompanie
- 13. (IG)Kompanie
- 14. (anti-tank)Kompanie
- 15. Pionere-Kompanie
SS-Flak Abteilung 53
- 1. Batterie (20mm)
- 2. Batterie (37 mm)
- 3. Batterie (88 mm)
SS-Panzerjäger Abteilung 53
SS-Nachrichten Kompanie 53
SS-Feldersatz Bataillon 53
SS-Ausbildungs-und Ersatz Regiment 33
SS-Artillerie Abteilung 53
- Stabsbatterie
- 1. Batterie
- 2. Batterie
- 3. Batterie

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - Hitler's Renegades: Foreign nationals in the service of the Third Reich
David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, vol 4
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945
Rolf Michaelis - Estländare i tysk tjänst 1941-1945: en översikt

Reference material on this unit

August Jurs - Estonian freedomfighters in World War Two
Mart Laar - Eesti Leegion: sönas ja pildis / The Estonian legion in words and pictures
Richard Landwehr - Estonian Vikings
Rolf Michaelis - Esten in der Waffen-SS: Die 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr. 1)

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