SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 5 Dietrich Eckhart
- Published: 30 December 2010 30 December 2010
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
It was transferred to Linz, where parts of it was used to form SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 13, and later to Stettin. It was redesignated SS-Infanterie-Regiment 5 Feb 1941 and attached to 2. SS-Infanterie Brigade.
CommandersSS-Oberführer Leo von Jena (? Nov 1939 – 1 Dec 1939)
SS-Brigadeführer Breithaupt (1 Dec 1939 – ? 1940)
SS-Standartenführer Hans Scheider (? 1940 – ? Feb 1941)
Manpower strengthJuly 1940 1.878
Order of battleStab
Notable membersErich Buchmann (Recipient of the Prussian Golden Military Merit Cross in the First World War)
Sources usedDr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945
Andrew Mollo - Uniforms of the SS: Collected Edition
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