The SS-Festungs-Grenadier-Regiment Besslein was an ad-hoc unit raised in February 1945 for the defense of Breslau.
It proved to be a fine unit in the savage fighting in Breslau but surrendered with the rest of the troops in Festung Breslau in the closing days of the war.

Commander

SS-Obersturmbannführer Georg-Robert Besslein

Order of battle

1. Battalion (SS-Hauptsturmführer Greger)
- HQ Company
- 1st Company
- 2nd Company
- 3rd Company
- 4th Company
- Inf.Gun Company (150mm)
2. Battalion (SS-Hauptsturmführer Zielske)
- HQ Company
- 5th Company
- 6th Company
- 7th Company
- 8th Company
- Inf.Gun Company (75mm)
3. Battalion (Hauptman Sommer)
- 3rd Battalion
- HQ Company
- 9th Company
- 10th Company
- 11th Company
- 12th Company
- Inf.Gun Company (75mm)
4. Battalion (SS-Obersturmbannführer Scharpwinkel)
- 4th Battalion
- HQ Company
- 13th Company
- 14th Company
- 15th Company
- Mortar Comapny (120mm)
Lehr Company
Lehr Company
Signals Platoon
Regimental HQ Company
Regimental Artillery
- 1st Battery (88mm Flak)
- 2nd Battery (88mm Flak)
- 3rd Battery (75mm guns)
- 4th Battery (75mm guns)
- 5th Battery (75mm guns)

Sources used

Dr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945
Antonio J. Munoz - Forgotten Legions: Obscure Combat Formations of the Waffen-SS

Reference material on this unit

Antonio J. Munoz - Forgotten Legions: Obscure Combat Formations of the Waffen-SS
Hendrick Verton - In the Fire of the Eastern Front: The Experiences Of A Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteer On The Eastern Front 1941-45

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