Reichswehr-Brigade 21 München of the Vorläufige Reichswehr was formed in June 1919 from the Freikorps unit Freikorps von Epp.

It merged with Reichswehr-Brigade 22 in October 1919 into Reichswehr-Brigade 21 of the Übergangsheer.

It was used to form 7. Division in October 1920.


Generalleutnant Franz Ritter von Epp (14 May 1919 - 30 Sep 1920)



Order of battle (Vorläufige Reichswehr)

1. bayer. Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 41
2. bayer. Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 42
Bayer. Reichswehr-Jäger-Btl 21
Bayer. Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 21
1. bayer. leichtes Artillerie-Regiment 21
1. bayer. schwere Artillerie-Abteilung 21

Order of battle (Oct 1919, Übergangsheer)

Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 41
Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 42
Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 21
leichtes Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 21
Reichswehr-Pionier-Btl 21

Order of battle (May 1920, Übergangsheer)

Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 41
Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 42
Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 21

Notable members

Carl-Maria Demelhuber (Served in Artillerie-Regiment 21, later corps-commander in the Waffen-SS)
Alfred Jodl (Generaloberst, sentenced to death as a major war criminal at the Nuremberg war crime trials in 1946)
August Schmidhuber (Served in Infanterie-Regiment 42, later division-commander in the Waffen-SS)
Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma (Commander of the ground contingent of the German Legion Condor during the Spanish Civil War)

Sources used

Andris J. Kursietis - Between Kaiser and Führer: The history of the German Army 1919-1933
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Mark C. Yerger - Waffen-SS Commanders: The army, corps and divisional leaders of a legend (2 vol)

Reference material on this unit

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