I always thought that the SS-Jagdverbände merely used SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Ausb.u.Ers.Btl. 35 as a 'cover'. It is interesting that the SS-Führungs-Hauptamt order of 1.12.1944 changes the nomenclature from SS-Grenadier-Ausbildungs und Ersatz-Bataillon 35 to SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Ausb.u.Ers.Btl. 35 with effect from 15.11.1944. The latter designation was used as early as October 1944 in paybooks issued to members of SS-Fallschirmjäger-Btl 600 and the SS-Jagdverbände.
Most entries are handwritten but this paybook contains the stamp of the depot, which is interesting because the officer in question never went near Könitz, as far as I know. He accompanied the Training Company of SS-FJ-Btl 500 from Kraljevo to Papa and then to Iglau before the company was posted to Neustrelitz as 1./SS-Fallschirmjäger-Btl 600. He was transferred to 4 Coy and then to HQ Coy (Stab) as OC. The presence of this unit stamp in his paybook would appear to support the contention that it was merely a cover, an administrative device, rather than an actual special forces training depot.
A classic handwritten entry in a paybook to a soldier who joined SS-FJ-Btl 600/SS-Jagdverbände in November 1944.
In this paybook, carried by a man who served with SS-FJ-Btl 500 and SS-FJ-Btl 600 from the beginning to the end - October 1943 to May 1945 - we see another classic handwritten entry. Of interest to Simon is the entry further up the page, Stamm/SS-Pz. Jg. Ausb. u. Ers. Abt. 1
. Here we see the use of the term Abteilung
. To be honest, I have never seen a reference to SS-Grenadier-Ausbildungs und Ersatz-Abteilung 35
but that is not to say that it did not exist.
Two more SS-FJ-Btl 600/SS-Jagdverbände-related documents to a man who served in KG Solar on the Oderfront. Again, the classic entry plus a Kennkarte issued by the Heer after the end of the war, when the man was fortunate to be 'reclaimed' by the Wehrmacht and demobilised. Note that the Heer officer who issued the demob paper omitted the sigrunen from the various unit designations.