The SS-Funkschutz-Bataillon (also SS-Funkschutz-Abteilung) was formed as the SS-Funkschutz-Kompanie and upgraded to battalion size in December 1942. It controlled the protection units at the regional radio broadcasting stations (Reichssender) of the Großdeutscher Rundfunk, these units were transferred into the Waffen-SS in March 1941.

Commander

SS-Hauptsturmführer der Reserve Gustav Fricke (Apr 1941 - 30 Nov 1942)
SS-Hauptsturmführer Leopold Swoboda (1 Dec 1942 - ? 1944)
SS-Sturmbannführer Franz Voss (1 July 1944 - ?)

Order of battle

SS-Funkwache at Reichssender München
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Stuttgart
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Frankfurt/Main
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Köln
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Hamburg
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Königsberg
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Berlin
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Leipzig
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Breslau
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Saarbrücken
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Wien
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Prag/Böhmen
SS-Funkwache at Reichssender Danzig

Sources used

Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945
Klaus D. Patzwall, Das SS-Funkschutz-Bataillon der Waffen-SS (in Militaria-Heft 4/1996)

Reference material on this unit

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