Volkssturm Unit Naming

German auxiliary organizations 1919-1945.
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protewas5x
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Volkssturm Unit Naming

Post by protewas5x » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:05 am

Dear Feldgrau family

I'm a new member from Indonesia. just join but I already follow the forum talks for about a year.
Reenactment activities are currently rising down here. And even some people start make gourp theme, one of my personal friend are trying PanzerLehr.

And by the way I'm interested in Militia, Homeguard, informal Auxiliaries sort of units in general on all sides. Currently I'm on interest with Volkssturm. I already knew basics info of them and I'm searching for administration info sort of thing now.

I just read :
- https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/Germany/HB/HB-2.html
- https://www.feldgrau.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=34638
- https://forum.axishistory.com//viewtopic.php?t=192705

I myself plan and try to make my own group/unit about Volkssturm, I need help about how to read Volkssturm naming. like Volkssturm-Bataillon 2/88 what does the "2" and "88" stands for ?

I heard that Volkssturm in Squad and Company size had some combat leader from either regulars or paramilitary such SA, NSKK, etc. is it true ?

And also are there any Volkssturm that have some sort of parton name like in regulars (wehrmacht and SS) ?
ex. Panzer Grenadier Division Großdeutschland or 1st SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".

That's all for my question and wish me luck on this project

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