Galizisches SS Freiwilligen Regiment 5 (Polizei)
- Published: 10 January 2012 10 January 2012
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The Galizisches SS Freiwilligen Regiment 5 (Polizei) was formed in July 1943 from I/Polizei-Schützen-Regiment 32. It saw action in anti-partisan operations near Lublin-Hrubieszow and Cholm.
It was disbanded in July 1944 and the men were transferred to the 14. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS.
Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Franz Lechthaler (? July 1943 - ? July 1944)
Order of battle
I. Bataillon (Zabern)
II. Bataillon (Saaralben)
III. Bataillon (Trier)
Phil Nix & George Jerome - The Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich 1933-1945
Hugh Page Taylor & Roger James Bender - Uniforms, organization and history of the Waffen-SS, vol 4
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945
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