The Freikorps unit 5. Infanterie-Division was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 27 in June 1919.

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando III. Armeekorps Berlin (Provinz Brandenburg)

Manpower strength


Order of battle

9. Freiw.Brigade
- Freiw.Gren.Rgt. 8
- Freiw.Rgt. Unruhstadt
10. Freiw.Brigade
- Freiw.Gren.Rgt. 12
- Freiw.Inf.Rgt. 48
Freiw.Ulan.Rgt. 3
Freiw.Feldart.Rgt. 18
Freiw.Feldart.Rgt. 54
Freiwilligen Jäger-Bataillon von Kirchheim (Generalleutnant Heinrich Kirchheim)
Freiw.Offz.Abt Schlichtingsheim
Freiw.Schützen-Btl. Buchholtz

Notable members

General der Panzertruppe Hermann Balck (in Freiwilligen Jäger-Bataillon von Kirchheim)
Generalmajor Fritz Fullriede (in Freiwilligen Jäger-Bataillon von Kirchheim)
Generalleutnant Heinrich Kirchheim (in Freiwilligen Jäger-Bataillon von Kirchheim)
General der Gebirgstruppe Hans Kreysing (in Freiwilligen Jäger-Bataillon von Kirchheim)
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)


Members of Jäger-Bataillon von Kirchheim wore a pair of white metal Edelweiss flower badges, with long stem and leaves, on the collar.

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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