The Polizei-Reiter-Abteilung III was formed in 1941 and was stationed in the Generalgouvernement (the parts of Poland that were occupied by Germany but not annexed by the it). The battalion was used in anti-partisan operations in the Generalgouvernement and Ukraine. It was disbanded in October 1944.

In 1943 "SS" was added to the name and it was known as the SS-Polizei-Reiter-Abteilung III.


Major Wilhelm Hofmann

Order of battle

1. Schwadron
2. Schwadron
3. Schwadron

Sources used

Research by Roland Pfeiffer
Stefan Klemp - "Nicht ermittelt" Polizeibataillone und die Nachkriegsjustiz

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