The SS-Wach-Bataillon Obersalzberg (sometimes listed as SS-Kommando Obersalzberg) was stationed at Hitler's mountain home. It was redesignated SS-Gebirgsjäger Batallion 3 Obersalzberg in November 1944 and saw some action near the end of the war.


SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Schwaiger
SS-Sturmbannführer Bernhard Frank

Manpower strength

20 Sep 1944      1.530

Order of battle

SS-Flak-Abteilung B (SS-Hstuf. Hallmann)
- Stabs-Batterie (SS-Ostuf. Schmitz)
- 1. Batterie 8,8cm (SS-Ostuf. Matthies)
- 2. Batterie 8,8cm (SS-Ostuf.Schüller)
- 3. Batterie 8,8cm (SS-Ustuf.Heumann)
- 4. Batterie 3,7cm and 2 cm (SS-Hstuf. Kurz)
SS-Nebel-Abteilung Obersalzberg
SS-Wach-Kompanie 9

Sources used

Dr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
Arthur Mitchell - Hitler's Mountain: The Fuhrer, the Obersalzberg And the American Occupation of Berchtesgaden

Reference material on this unit

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