Loïc L. wrote:
transferred in Savoie and Grenoble till autumn 1944
How many companies had this Regiment ? and how many Companies for a Battalion in this Regiment ?
I see it in garrison in Limoges in 1944, it was envolved in anti-partisans operations against the Maquis in Limousin, and Auvergne (Mont Mouchet).
The 28th june 1944 2 Companies are in Limoges, 2 in Tulle
Surrounded by the Maquisards the 2nd and 3rd Battalion didn't want to surrender and runned away from Limoges 19th august 1944, it isn't very clear if the General Gleiniger chief of the German troops of the area was killed by men of the SS Polizei Regiment 19 because he accepted the capitulation or commited suicide.
Formed on or about 9 July 1942 in Bled (Veldes)/Oberkrain (Upper Carniola) in present-day Slovenia using Polizei-Btle. 72, 171, 181 plus personnel for the Regimentsstab. The Regiment’s home garrison was in Wien (Vienna) and for I. Btl. in Linz/Austria.
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Jun 44: transferred to Grenoble in France to reinforce security operations against French partisans.
Jul 44: II./SS-Pol.Rgt. 19 in Limoges - during anti-partisan actions in Limousin, the battalion was encircled by the French Partisans in Limoges. the local German garrison commander, General Gleiniger, attempted to surrender Limoges, but it was not accepted by the 19th SS Police Regiment so the II. Btl. assassinated Gleiniger and escaped towards Guéret and Creuse leaving his body in a rubbish pile in the local cemetery.
Sep 44: in Langres/65 km N of Dijon.
15 Oct 44: 9. Kp. as well as other elements of the Regiment was in the Bruyères area/49 km WNW of Colmar in Alsace in combat with the U.S. 442d Regimental Combat Team. Only a shadow of its former self, the Regiment was attached to the 16. Volksgrenadier-Division and was made up of one half Polizei and one half survivors of destroyed units.
Dec 44: released from its attachment to the 16. Volksgrenadier-Division, the Regiment began returning to Slovenia during the second half of December.
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There were 3 or 4 companies to each battalion - more normally 3 - and the regiment had 3 battalions. The information concerning its activities in France come from several different internet threads, one or more of which you participated in yourself. It appears to be the sum total of what is known about the regiment in France. Fortunately, there is a great deal more information about its activities in Slovenia.