1. Panzervernichtungsbrigade Hitlerjugend
- Published: 07 January 2012 07 January 2012
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
A replacement unit called Panzervernichtungs-Ersatzbrigade Hitlerjugend under HJ-Oberbannführer Ohlendorf belonged to the unit.
This was one of several anti-tank units formed from Hitlerjugend boys during the end of the war but the extreme situation meant that it was usually ad-hoc units that existed under several different names making it very hard to keep track of them. The unit names that show up include Panzer-Nahkampfungbrigade HJ, HJ Regiment Frankfurt/Oder (at least these two are probably the same unit), 1. Panzer-Nahkampfungbrigade , 2. Panzer-Nahkampfungbrigade, 1. Panzerjagdbrigade, Panzer-Jagd Division West and Freikorps Adolf Hitler.
CommandersReichsjugendführer Artur Axmann (on paper only)
Order of battle4 x Bataillone
Sources usedHans Holzträger - In a Raging Inferno : Combat Units of the Hitler Youth 1944-45
Reference material on this unit- None known at this time -
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