The 4. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Brigade Nederland was formed in October 1943 when SS-Freiwilligen Legion Niederlande was upgraded to a brigade.
It was redesignated SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Brigade Nederland on 1 August 1944.

Commanders

SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner (3 Oct 1943 - 1 Aug 1944)

Manpower strength

30 June 1944 6.713

Holders of high awards

See 23. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nederland (niederlandische Nr. 1)

Order of battle

48. Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment General Seyffard
49. Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment de Ruyter
SS-Artillerie-Regiment 54
SS-Nachrichten-Abteilung 54
SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 54
SS-Pionier-Bataillon 54

StuG of the Nederland brigade in early 1944
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(Courtesy of Hjalmar)

Recruitment poster "Netherlanders: For Your Honour and Conscience! Against Bolshevism. The Waffen-SS is calling for you!"
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(Courtesy of Imperial War Museums)

Sources used

Dr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945

Reference material on this unit

Perry Pierik - From Leningrad to Berlin: Dutch Volunteers in the German Waffen-SS
Jan Vincx & Viktor Schotanius - Nederlandse vrijwilligers in Europese krijgsdienst 1940-1945 Vol 3: Vrijw. Pantsergrenadier Brigade Nederland

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