It is generally admitted that the name "Waffen-SS" was systematically used from March 1940. I found this document, dated from December 1938 which clearly sets the different units within this organization. t=0]0507.jpg[/attachment]
So I suppose the typist made an error because the SS-Verfügungsdivision, the SS-Totenkopf-Division and the SS-Polizei-Division did not exist in 1938 ! I guess this document should have been created in December 1939. As John P. Moore wrote it in a previous post, errors are frequently met among the numerous files. In these conditions, a careful analysis of each document has to be systematically undertaken.