Published: 26 December 2010 26 December 2010
Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
The Waffen-Schi Bataillon der SS 26 was formed in December 1944 to be made a part of 26. Waffen-Grenadier Division der SS Hungaria
. The men were volunteers from the mountain troops of the Hungarian army.
It was attached to IV. SS-Panzerkorps
in January 1945, probably as part of 1. Ungarisches SS-Sturmjäger Regiment
, to attempt to relieve Budapest. It took part in the retreat through western Hungary and into Austria before the remaining 150 men surrendered to the Americans.
Antonio J. Munoz - Teutonic Magyars: Hungarian volunteers in the Waffen-SS (in The Hungarian Army and its military leadership in World War II by Andris J. Kursietis)
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