Polnisches Schutzmannschaftsbataillon 202

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Polnisches Schutzmannschaftsbataillon 202

Post by michalst » Sun May 28, 2006 1:49 am

Seeking information about polnisches schuma bataillon 202.

This is what I already know:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=100429
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polnisches ... sbataillon

,so please don't post these links.

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Re: Polnisches Schutzmannschaftsbataillon 202

Post by Lorenz » Sun May 28, 2006 7:20 am

michalst wrote:Seeking information about polnisches schuma bataillon 202.
This is what I already know:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=100429
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polnisches ... sbataillon
,so please don't post these links.
Here are all of the essentials that seem to be known about this Schuma unit. I do not think there is any more information in the German archives, but there probably is in the archives in Poland.

poln. Schutzmannschafts-Btl. 202


Formed 27 March 1942 at the Debica training area/105 km east of Kraków in southeast Poland from Polish volunteers recruited in the Kraków district. The volunteers are believed to have come from the ranks of the 14,000 regular Polish police then serving in the Generalgouvernement under the control of the German Ordnungspolizei. These men were Polish and largely from Galicia, and not Volksdeutsch or Ukrainian. Had a Stab and 1. – 3. Kp.

History
Jul 42: Debica with some 360 men - noted as being “in training”. Transferred to Lvov toward the end of 1942 and then to Belorussia at the beginning of 1943.
1 Feb 43: described by Muñoz as “purely Polish” - under HSSPF Russland-Mitte, but attached to 286. Sicherungs-Div./Befehlshaber Heeresgebiet Mitte.
31 Mar 43: participated in Operations “Lenz Süd” and “Lenz Nord”, which called for a thorough combing of the Borisov – Sloboda – Smolevichi region to destroy an estimated force of 3,000 partisans equipped with 14 to 16 tanks, 4 to 8 field guns and 102 machine guns. The results of the operation, which concluded on 13 April, are not known. Also taking part were three battalions from SS-Pol.Rgt. 13 and 23, the Dirlewanger battalion, (ukr.) Schuma-Btl. 57, Pol.Pz.Kp. 4 and 12, an SD company and a Landesschützen-Kp.
Apr 43: billeted in Borisov/72 km NE of Minsk and administratively under SS und Polizeiführer Mogilew.
28 Apr 43: Borisov attached to Sicherungs-Rgt. 44 for anti-partisan operations.
May 43 – Feb 44: location unknown. There is circumstantial evidence that the battalion was moved from Belorussia into the border districts of eastern Poland in mid-1943. It is not connected to any known anti-partisan operations between May 1943 and February 1944 and may have been used primarily for guard duties.
Mar 44: incurred heavy losses while fighting as a component of SS-Kampfgruppe Prützmann in the Rovno area in western Ukraine.
19 Apr 44: in Lvov reforming, refitting and training new recruits following losses during March.
6 Jun 44: disbanded. It is said that approximately 150 of its personnel were then sent West and fought in France and then Germany.

FpN: 48172

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Hptm. Tshnade (Tschnade?) ( ? - ? )

[Sources: Neufeldt, Hans-Joachim, Jürgen Huck and Georg Tessin. Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1939 – 1945. Schriften des Bundesarchivs Nr. 3, 1957; Kannapin, Norbert – Feldpostübersicht; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-311 roll 218/339; roll 220/1323); Muñoz, Antonio and Dr. Oleg V. Romanko – Hitler’s White Russians (Bayside: Europa Books, 2003), pp.190, 296, 339, 382; Muñoz, Antonio – “German Police and Auxiliary Forces in Poland, 1939-1945, Part III”, in Axis Europa magazine, Jan-Mar 1996, pp.19-24.]

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Post by michalst » Sun May 28, 2006 9:22 am

Thanks for the info!

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Re: Polnisches Schutzmannschaftsbataillon 202

Post by Pirx » Mon May 29, 2006 3:25 am

Lorenz wrote: Formed 27 March 1942 at the Debica training area/105 km east of Kraków in southeast Poland from Polish volunteers recruited in the Kraków district. The volunteers are believed to have come from the ranks of the 14,000 regular Polish police then serving in the Generalgouvernement under the control of the German Ordnungspolizei. ... --Lorenz
not 14 000 but 1400

batalion 202 had 360 policeman.

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Post by Pirx » Mon May 29, 2006 3:26 am

Oh yeas. "Blue Police" had about 17 -18 000 man

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Post by michalst » Mon May 29, 2006 3:28 am

Pirx: What are your sources claiming that 202 batalion had 360 policemen?

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Re: Polnisches Schutzmannschaftsbataillon 202

Post by Pirx » Mon May 29, 2006 11:39 am

michalst wrote:http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polnisches ... sbataillon

,so please don't post these links.
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Post by michalst » Mon May 29, 2006 12:43 pm

ok, I thought you had some other sources.

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