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It took part in the Ardennes offensive as a part of Panzer-Brigade 150 wearing American uniforms and using American equipment. After the failure in the Ardennes the men received a brief leave before being sent to fight the Red Army on the Oder. In April 1945 it was sent to Austria to fight in the Alpine Redoubt and it ended the war in Linz.
At least two volunteers from Ireland fought in SS-Jagdverband Mitte, SS-Uscha James Brady (aka de Lacy) and SS-Mann Frank Stringer (aka Le Page).
CommandersSS-Sturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny
SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl Fucker
Order of battle3 x Rifle company
Heavy weapons company
4 x Legionnaire company (foreign volunteers)
Sources usedKurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945
Antonio J. Munoz - Forgotten Legions: Obscure Combat Formations of the Waffen-SS
Adrian Weale - Renegades: Hitler's Englishmen
Reference material on this unitAntonio J. Munoz - Forgotten Legions: Obscure Combat Formations of the Waffen-SS
Terence O’Reilly - Hitler's Irishmen
Hans Post - One man in his time