The Festung Kolberg (present dat Kołobrzeg) fought against the Soviet and Polish forces in March 1945 and by the time it was forced to surrender to the Polish First Army under Stanislav Poplavsky on 18 March it had managed to evacuate a large part of the refugees and soldiers.


Oberst Fritz Fullriede

Order of battle

Abschnitt West
- 2 x Volkssturm-Bat.
Abschnitt Mitte
- Alarmeinheiten der Marine (Torpedoschule 3 Kolberg)
Abschnitt Ost
- Feldausbildungs-Regiment der 3 Panzer-Armee

Memorial to the "Wedding to the sea" ceremony held by Polish forces when they reached the coast at Kolberg
(Courtesy of Grzegorz W. Tężycki)

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time-