The SS-Polizei Regiment 15 was formed July 1942 from Polizei-Regiment Nord and was destroyed in Stalingrad.

A new SS-Polizei Regiment 15 was raised in March 1943 and sent to Norway. It was sent to Italy in the autumn of 1943 and a panzer company made up of captured Italian equipment was added in August 1944.

Known war crimes

Soldiers from this unit were involved in the killing of civilians in Borysowka September 1942. (1)

Reserve-Polizei-Kompanie Nürnberg that was attached to Polizei-Bataillon 310 (III/Polizei-Regiment 15) burned the Ukrainian village of Kortelisy to the ground 23 September 1942 killing 2.875 civilans. (1)

It took part in the killing of civilians in Zablocie, Chmieliszce and Oltusz-Lesnia during September and October 1942. (1)

Commanders

Oberst des Schutzpolizei Kursk (? July 1942 - ? Mar 1943)
Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Buch (? 1943 - ? 1944)

Holders of other notable badges & decorations

Holders of the Anti-Partisan Badge in Bronze (2)
- Delüge, Egon, 01.09.1944, Hauptmann, III./SS-Pol.Rgt. 15
- Haas, Augustin, 10.04.1945, Zugwachtmeister d. Schupo, 3./SS-Pol.-Rgt. 15

Order of battle

I/SS-Polizei Regiment 15
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 15
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 15
1. Artillerie Batterie
2. Artillerie Batterie
3. Artillerie Batterie

Order of battle (second formation)

I/SS-Polizei Regiment 15
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 15
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 15
SS-Polizei Panzer Kompanie 15

Attached:
3. Polizei-Panzer-Kompanie

Footnotes

1. "Die deutsche Ordnungspolizei und der Holocaust im Baltikum und in Weissrussland, 1941-1944" by Wolfgang Curilla

Sources used

Wolfgang Curilla - Die deutsche Ordnungspolizei und der Holocaust im Baltikum und in Weissrussland, 1941-1944
Phil Nix & George Jerome - The Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich 1933-1945
Werner Regenberg - Armored Vehicles and Units of the German Order Police
C.F. Rüter & D.W. de Mildt - Justiz und NS-Verbrechen (Nazi crimes on trial)
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945

Reference material on this unit

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