The 6. SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade Langemarck was formed 22 October 1943 when SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade Langemarck was redesignated.
It was upgraded to 27. SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division Langemarck (flämische Nr. 1) on 19 October 1944 by the addition of manpower from the Belgian collaborators from Vlaamsche Wacht and other organizations who had retreated from Belgium along with the German forces.

Commander

SS-Sturmbannführer Konrad Schellong (22 Oct 1943 - 19 Oct 1944)

Manpower strength

31 Dec 1943 1.470
30 June 1944 1.731
20 Sep 1944 2.554

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Knight's Cross (2)
- Schellong, Conrad 28.02.1945 SS-Obersturmbannführer Kdr 6. SS-Frw-Sturm-Brigade „Langemarck“
- Schrijnen, Remi (Richard) 21.09.1944 SS-Sturmmann Richtschütze i. d. 3./6. SS-Freiw-Sturm-Brigade „Langemarck“

Order of battle (15 June 1944)

Stabskompanie
I. Bataillon/6. SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade “Langemarck” (SS-Hauptsturmführer Wilhelm Rehmann) [Saw action at the Narwa-front as Kampfgruppe Rehmann]
- 1. Kompanie
- 2. Kompanie
- 3. Kompanie
- 4. schwere Kompanie
- 5. Panzerjäger-Kompanie
II. Bataillon/6. SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade “Langemarck” (SS-Hauptsturmführer Johannes Oehms)
- 6. Kompanie
- 7. Kompanie
- 8. Kompanie
- 9. schwere Kompanie
- 10. Panzerjäger-Kompanie
11. Infanteriegeschütz-Kompanie
12. Sturmgeschütz-Batterie
13. leichte Flugabwehr-Kompanie
14. schwere Flugabwehr-Batterie

Stamp of 6. SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade Langemarck
wss-brig-langemarck-stamp
(Courtesy of Wikimedia)

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - Hitler's Renegades: Foreign nationals in the service of the Third Reich
Dr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945

Reference material on this unit

Allen Brandt - The Last Knight of Flanders
Richard Landwehr - Lions Of Flanders
Aline Sax - Voor Vlaanderen volk en Führer
Jonathan Trigg - Hitler's Flemish Lions
A. Van Arendonck - Vlamingen aan het Oostfront
Pieter Jan Verstraete - August Claes: Symbool van de Oostfrontgemeenschap
Jan Vincx - Vlaanderen in Uniform 1940-1945

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