The Freikorps Diebitsch (also Freikorps von Diebitsch) was formed in April 1919 and saw action in Lithuania. It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 38 in June.


Oberstleutnant von Diebitsch

Formed in the area of

Kurland and Litauen

Manpower strength


Order of battle

Freiwilligen Battalion 51
Freiwilligen Battalion 52
Freiwilligen Jäger-Battalion Schneider
Freiwilligen Artillerie Abteilung 39
Freiwilligen Eskadron Jäger zu Pferde 8
Freiwilligen Eskadron 14

Notable members

SS-Oberführer Dr. Wilhelm Fuchs
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Sources used

Verkuilen Ager - Awards of the German Freikorps 1919-1935
Lothar Hartung - Deutsche Freikorps 1918-1921
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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