The Freiwillige Wachabteilung Bahrenfeld was formed 12 March 1939 in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld. It was used to form Reichswehr-Jäger-Batailon Groß-Hamburg June 1919.


Major a.D.Fromm (12 Mar 1919 - ? June 1919)

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando IX. Armeekorps Alton/Lübeck (Provinz Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg, Hanseatic Cities)

Notable members

SS-Oberführer Johannes Bernhardt
SS-Brigadeführer Dr Walter Bierkamp
SS-Gruppenführer Dr Heinrich Lankenau
SS-Gruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Sources used

Lothar Hartung - Deutsche Freikorps 1918-1921
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

Do you have any corrections or additions to the material presented on the site?
Please help us improve the site by sending them to us.