The SS-Polizei Regiment 8 was formed in July 1942. It fought the partisans in southern Russia and was destroyed in January 1943.

A new SS-Polizei Regiment 8 was formed in November 1944 in Böhmen-Mähren. It fought in Hungary and later in Germany before merging with SS-Polizei-Jäger-Regiment 50 and forming the 1. SS-Polizei Jäger Brigade.

Commanders

Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Schaber
Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Hoppe (15 July 1944 - 20 Oct 1944)

Order of battle

I/SS-Polizei Regiment 8
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 8
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 8

Order of battle (second formation)

I/SS-Polizei Regiment 8
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 8
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 8
IV/SS-Polizei Regiment 8 (formed in April 1945)

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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