Spanische-Freiwilligen-Kompanie der SS 101
- Published: 27 December 2010 27 December 2010
- Last Updated: 25 May 2013 25 May 2013
The Spanische-Freiwilligen-Kompanie der SS 101 was formed in Klagenfurt, Austria, September 1944 when a company of Spanish volunteers (former soldiers of 250. Infanterie-Division (División Azul)) was transferred from the Heer into the Waffen-SS.
It was sent to Pomerania in February 1945 and then attached to 28 SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier Division Wallonien. The remaining soldiers of the company took part in the battle of Berlin, attached to 11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier Division Nordland, fighting very hard in the defense of Möritz Platz by the Air Force and Propaganda ministries.
Some sources suggest that this unit was not part of the Waffen-SS but instead a part of the Heer as Freiwilligen-Kompanie (Spanische) 101.
Order of battle
4 x Rifle platoon
Wayne H. Bowen - The Ghost Battalion: Spaniards in the Waffen-SS, 1944-1945
Antonio J. Munoz - Forgotten Legions: Obscure Combat Formations of the Waffen-SS
Reference material on this unit
Miguel Ezquerra - Berlin a vida o muerte
M. Gil Martínez - The Spanish in the SS and Wehrmacht, 1944-1945: The Ezquerra Unit in the Battle of Berlin
Jean-Pierre Sourd - True Believers: Spanish Volunteers in the Waffen-SS 1944-1945