Pol.-Ausbildungs-Batl. Deggingen / Pol.Batl.251 Norway 1940 - 1941

      Pol.-Ausbildungs-Batl. Deggingen / Pol.Batl.251 Norway 1940 - 1941

      Hallo

      I have put online a photograph album showing Pol.-Ausbildungs-Batl. Deggingen & Pol.Batl.251 1940 - 1941.

      militaria-archive.com/AlbumsIII/Pol.-Batl.251/index.html

      Pol.-Ausbildungs-Batl. Deggingen was formed in spring 1940 at Gendarmerieschule Deggingen, likely as an Anwarter-Bataillon (Training Battalion) consisting of 4 companies.
      These images show 3. Zug, 4 .KP, Pol.-Ausbildungs-Batl. Deggingen on training throughout 1940.
      Around October 1940 Pol.-Ausbildungs-Batl. Deggingen became Polizei-Bataillon 251 and deployed to Norway in March/April 1941.
      Norwegian locations include Kongsvinger (where Pol.Btl.251 replaced Pol.Btl.2), Venås, Halden and there are postcards from Andalsnes Trollstigrestauranten & Romsdalshorn.
      The Pol.Btl.251 images include licence Plate POL-0154.
      End of July 1942 Polizei-Regiment 'Nord-Norwegen' consisting of Pol.Btl.251,255,256 formed SS-Polizei-Regiment 26.
      Pol.Btl.251 Kdr. Major (Hans Richter), Major Carl Rehandtz.

      If anyone can confirm locations or personnel or other information I would be interested to hear.

      Kongsvinger Norway



      'Pol.-Ausbildungs-Batl. Deggingen, 3 Zug, 4.Kp. 1940.'





      Pol.-Ausbildungs-Batl. Deggingen, 3 Zug, 4.Kp. 1940. Zugführer.



      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941





      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941 - if anyone can ID these posters please let me know.



      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941 - unknown location





      POL-0154



      These next 2 Locations are possibly in Halden & potentialy related to Polizei Bataillon 9 / 'Erster Nachrichten-Lehrgang Halden'





      Not sure what this name is;

      Von Deinem Freunde Martin _____.



      Sources:
      Massimo Arico: Ordnungspolizei Vol1. Encyclopedia of the German Police Battations September 1939/July 1942
      Rolf Michaelis: Combat Operations of the German Ordnungspolizei -1939-1945
      Tessin: Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945
      Antonio Munoz: 'Hitler's Green Army Vol 1'
      Stefan Klemp: Nicht Ermittelt
      RolandP 'II.Pol-Bataillone 7 - 13'

      Thanks for checking

      Gruße,
      Gerard

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      Hallo alle,

      Here is some updated location, caption information from Tore Eggan (krigsbilder.net):

      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941. Halden in Østfold, (Immanuels Church in the background).

      (Modern Location - commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Immanuels_kirke_Halden.jpg )



      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941. Halden.



      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941. Halden, (Fredriksten fortress in the background).



      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941. Halden.



      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941. Bad in Halden.



      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941. Venås hytta in Halden.

      (Modern Location - g.api.no/obscura/API/dynamic/r…g_3308440a.jpg?chk=051DB2 )



      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941. Halden harbour, (Fredriksten fortress in the background).



      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941. Halden harbour in the background, picture taken from Fredriksten fortress (facing West).



      Polizei-Bataillon 251 1940 - 1941. Halden - on the way up to Venås cabin.



      I think the handwriting identifying Ausbildungs-Bataillon Deggingen and the original location of 'Kongsvinger' confirm this is (at that point at least) Polizei-Ausbildung.Batl.Deggingen and Polizei Bataillon 251.

      The number of additional 'Halden' locations seems unusual when looking at Pol.Btl. 251 in the works of Klemp, Munoz or Arico/Michaelis., none of which mention Halden in relation to Pol.Btl.251.

      Most references mention Halden as being occuppied by :

      May 1940 Halden, Polizei Bataillon 9 (Ordnungspolizei, Vol.1., Arico, p.93)
      Summer-Autumn 1940, Halden, Polizei Bataillon 105 (Ordnungspolizei, Vol.1., Arico p.303)
      Spring 1941, Halden, Polizei Bataillon 255 (Ordnungspolizei, Vol.1., Arico p.383)

      February 1941-July 1942, Halden, Polizei Bataillon 253 (later Polizei-Regiment Sudnorwegen/Pol.Rgt.27 misprint in Arico as II.pol.rgt.28) (Ordnungspolizei, Vol.1., Arico p.377)

      July 3rd 1942, Halden 3.KP, Pol.Btl.253 (Klemp, Nicht Ermittelt p.365)

      July 1942, Halden, (July 31st Pol.Rgt.Sudnorwegen becomes) II./SS-Polizei-Regiment 27 (Combat Operations of the German Ordnungspolizei - 1939-1945, Michaelis p.87)

      March 1943, Halden, II.SS-Pol.Rgt.27 (Klemp, Nicht Ermittelt p.530)

      There is also mention of Pol.Btl.252 in Halden :

      Policeman wrote:

      ....Ende September 1942 befanden sich der Stab und die 1. und 2. Kompanie des I./Pol. 28 (früher Pol.Btl. 252) noch in Bergen. Die 3. Kompanie lag in Evjemoen. In Halden waren interessanterweise die Verwaltungsbeamten des Bataillons untergebracht.....



      If anyone else knows of sources placing Pol.Btl.251 in Halden I would be interested to hear.

      I think the possibilities are that
      A)
      a company of Pol.Btl.251 were placed in Halden throughout 1941,
      OR
      B)
      the man from this album might have been assigned from Pol.Btl.251 to Pol.Btl.253 or Pol.Btl.255

      Gruße,
      Gerard

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      mil-archive wrote:



      I think the possibilities are that
      A)
      a company of Pol.Btl.251 were placed in Halden throughout 1941,
      OR
      B)
      the man from this album might have been assigned from Pol.Btl.251 to Pol.Btl.253 or Pol.Btl.255

      Gruße,
      Gerard


      Hallo Alle,

      It seems that 48 Wachtmeisters from Pol.Btl.251 were transferred to Pol.Btl.253 in June 1941 which could explain this man's movements :


      Der BdO. in Oslo hat nachstehend aufgeführte Wachtmeister d.Sch.
      (SB). der 2. Res.Pol.Komp. mit Wirkung vom 25.6.1941 vom Batl.251 zum Batl.253 (Feldp.Nr.44 077 A) abgeordnet:


      Source:
      Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg EL 51/1 II c Bü 41, Bild 29 / Permalink: landesarchiv-bw.de/plink/?f=2-5292207-29

      Gruße,
      Gerard
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