The SS-Fronthilfe Deutsche Reichspost was formed in the fall of 1941 as Fernkraftpost Wilna-Smolensk on the order of Reichspostminister Karl-Wilhelm and was a security organization for the postal services made available to the Wehrmacht. In May 1942 it was renamed Fronthilfe Deutsche Reichspost Kraftfahrstaffel Ost.
In the fall of 1942 it was transferred to the Waffen-SS and redesignated Fronthilfe Deutsche Reichspost SS-Kraftfahrstaffel, it was redesignated for the last time in 1943 when it recieved the title SS-Fronthilfe Deutsche Reichspost (in some sources it is listed as 1. Regiment SS-Postschutz).

Commanders

SS-Obersturmbannführer Gotthilf Männer

Order of battle (1941- May 1942)

Stab
5 x Transport Kompanie
Sicherungs-Kompanie
Werkstatt-Kompanie

Order of battle (Waffen-SS period)

Stab
I. Abteilung (first with 6. Armee until the destruction in Stalingrad, later 19. Armee) [SS-Stubaf. Werner Rohder]]
II. Abteilung (formed in March 1943, first with 15. Armee, later 6. Armee) [SS-Stubaf. Friedrich Hesse]
III. Abteilung (formed in the fall of 1943, Heeresgruppe Süd) [SS-Stubaf. Fritz Geil]
IV. Abteilung (formed in the fall of 1943, first with Chef der Bandenkampfverbände, later with 10. SS-Panzer-Division Frundsberg and I. SS-Panzerkorps Leibstandarte) [SS-Stubaf. Richard Köhn]
V. Abteilung (formed in the fall of 1944, Heeresgruppe Mitte)
Ersatz-Abteilung
Kraftfahrpark
3 x Sicherungs-Kompanie

Sources used

Dr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945

Reference material on this unit

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