The SS-Polizei Regiment 6 was formed in July 1942. It was used in anti-partisan operations on the Eastern front and two of its battalions were destroyed in January 1943. The surviving battalion was attached to 213. Sicherungs-Division in April 1943.

A new SS-Polizei Regiment 6 was raised in October 1944 in Hungary. It was fighting with Panzergrenadier-Division Brandenburg on the Hungarian-Croatian border in November 1944 before being caught in the Budapest pocket. The surviving elements surrendered to the Red Army in February 1945.

Commanders

SS-Standartenführer und Oberst der Schutzpolizei Dr Günther Merk (15 Sep 1942 - 5 Jan 1943)
Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Martin Valtin (6 June 1943 - ? Mar 1943)
Oberstleutnant der Polizei Soosten (? Mar 1943 - ? Apr 1943)
Oberstleutnant der Polizei Maiwald (? Apr 1943 - ?)

Order of battle

I/SS-Polizei Regiment 6
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 6
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 6

Order of battle (second formation)

I/SS-Polizei Regiment 6
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 6
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 6
IV/SS-Polizei Regiment 6

Sources used

Phil Nix & George Jerome - The Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich 1933-1945
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945

Reference material on this unit

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