The SS-Polizei-Regiment Schlanders was formed in October 1944 in Italy when 1.200 - 1.500 men of the Süd-Tiroler Ordnungsdienst were drafted into this unit. It was mainly used for guard duty and surrendered to the Allies at Bolzano.


SS-Sturmbannführer und Major der Schutzpolizei Georg Hahn

Holders of other notable badges & decorations

Holders of the Anti-Partisan Badge in Bronze (8)
- Oblt.d.R. Walter Bortchen B. 30.12.44 1904 - früher Pol.Freiw.Ers.Btl. "Italien"
- Oblt.d.Schupo Walter Dellmann B. 02.01.45 1908 - früher Pol.Freiw.Ers.Btl. "Italien"
- Ltn.d.Schupo d.R. August Diezemann B. 02.01.45 1909 - früher Pol.Freiw.Ers.Btl. "Italien"
- Hwm.d.Schupo Wilhelm Groos B. 10.01.45 1913 - früher Pol.Freiw.Ers.Btl. "Italien"
- Ltn.d.Schupo August Wilhelm Oestreich B. 08.01.45 1916 - früher Pol.Freiw.Ers.Btl. "Italien"
- Hwm.d.Schupo Felix Spur B.? 1901 - früher Pol.Freiw.Ers.Btl. "Italien"
- Hptm.d.Schupo Hellmuth Thym B. 28.12.44 1916 - früher Pol.Freiw.Ers.Btl. "Italien"
- Zugw.d.Schupo Ernst Zarden B. 15.03.45 1913 - früher Pol.Freiw.Ers.Btl. "Italien"

Order of battle

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

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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