The SS-Grenadier-Regiment 1 Landstorm Nederland was formed in March 1943 as the Landwacht Nederland, a home guard unit in the Netherlands under the control of the main local Nazi party Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging (NSB). In October the NSB lost control of the now renamed Landstorm Nederland and it was transferred into the Waffen-SS.
In September 1944 it was thrown into action at Arnhem. It was upgraded to SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Brigade Landstorm Nederland in November 1944.


SS-Oberführer Viktor Knapp (1 Mar 1943 - 10 Mar 1944)
SS-Obersturmbannführer Albert Doerheit (1 Apr 1944 - 27 May 1944)
SS-Standartenführer Martin Kohlroser (27 May 1944 - 2 Nov 1944)

Manpower strength

31 Dec 1943 1.938
30 June 1944 3.167

Order of battle

I./1. Rgt. Landstorm Nederland
II./1. Rgt. Landstorm Nederland
III./1. Rgt. Landstorm Nederland

Sources used

Carlos Caballero Jurado - Resistance Warfare 1940-45
Dr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
David Littlejohn - Foreign legions of the Third Reich, vol 2
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945

Reference material on this unit

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