The Brigade z.b.V. 5 was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 39 in June 1919.

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando V. Armeekorps Posen (Provinz Posen, Reg.Bez. Posen, Schlesien, Reg.Bez. Liegnitz)

Manpower strength

5.365

Order of battle

Ersatz-Inf.Rgt. z.b.V. 1
Ersatz-Inf.Rgt. z.b.V. 2
I./Res.Feldart.Rgt. 9
- Grenzschutz-Kan.Bttr. 1
- Haub.Bttr. 7
Freikorps Dohna (also Freikorps Möwe)

Notable members

Generalmajor Hans Boehmer (Luftwaffe) (Freikorps Dohna)
General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt (Freikorps Dohna)
Generalleutnant Heinrich XXXVII Prinz Reuss (j.L.) (Luftwaffe) (Freikorps Dohna)
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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