SS Unit Formations And Organization

German SS and Waffen-SS 1923-1945.
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SS Unit Formations And Organization

Post by jward43936 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:03 pm

Does anybody know how the SS organized their units? Like, I know for the Heer they had Gruppe, Schutzenrhie Schutzenkette, and Zug, Kompanie, Abteilung, etc. But didn't the SS have a different version of all that and with different numbers? If anybody has information please comment it I can't find anything.

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Re: SS Unit Formations And Organization

Post by John W. Howard » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:18 am

Hello:
The organization was the same; just different terminology. Up until 1940 the Waffen SS used the following terminology for their sub-division level units:
Rotte-section
Schar-squad
Trupp-platoon
Sturm-company
Sturmbann-Battalion
Standarte-regiment
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Post by Massimiliano Afiero » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:08 am

How many men counted one Rotte and one Schar?

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Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:47 am

One SS Rotte = between 4 and 8 men
One SS Schar = Between 5 and 15 men
Normally one SS Schar = 3 SS Rotte.
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Post by Massimiliano Afiero » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:30 am

When was this organization officially abandoned and was adopted the one in use in the Wehrmacht?

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Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:28 pm

Apoliges please!!!!
For the SS Rotte you must read between 4 and 5 men, not 8.
I think, but I am not sure that the organization of those units begun in 1923 and was in use till the fall of the III°Reich.
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Re: SS Unit Formations And Organization

Post by Massimiliano Afiero » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:10 pm

I did not say well in the previous interview. I mean, when the terms 'Schar, Sturm, Standarte' were replaced in the SS units, by the usual military terms platoon, company, regiment, and so on.

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