The Detachement Probstmayr was formed on 5 April 1919 in Donauwörth. It saw action in Munich as well as in other parts of Bavaria.
It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 23.


Major Probstmayr

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando II. bayerisches Armeekorps (Freistaat Bayern)

Order of battle

I. Freiwilligen Bataillon
II. Freiwilligen Bataillon
III. Freiwilligen Bataillon
2 x Batt. Freiw.Feldart.Rgt. 11
Freiwilligen Detachement Hierl (also Freikorps Hierl and Gruppe Hierl)

Notable members

General der Flieger Karl Bodenschatz
Generalmajor Hanns Freiherr von Crailsheim (Luftwaffe)
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Daser (in Detachement Schaaf/Gruppe Hierl)
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Fahrmbacher (in Detachement Hierl)
Generalmajor Hubertus-Maria Ritter von Heigl
Reichsarbeitsführer & Charakter als Generalmajor Konstantin Hierl (in Detachement Hierl)
General der Gebirgstruppe Ferdinand Jodl (in Detachement Schaaf/Freikorps Hierl)
General der Artillerie Emil Leeb (in Detachement Hierl)
Generalleutnant Kurt Menzel (Luftwaffe) (in Detachement Hierl)
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)


This unit used a white and blue armband.

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Charles Woolley - German Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment 1918-1923

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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