SS Division Reinhard Heydrich

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SS Division Reinhard Heydrich

Post by Phil V » 02 Jun 2002 07:03

I am searching for any information on SS Division Reinhard Heydrich.

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Post by Marcus » 02 Jun 2002 08:56

No such division existed.

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Post by Ovidius » 02 Jun 2002 09:01

No SS Division beared Renhard Heydrich's name.

However, the SS-Gebirgsjager Regiment 11 from the 6. SS Mountain Division "Nord" had been named as such.

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Post by Phil V » 02 Jun 2002 10:12

I may have been misinformed or had my wires crossed.

Can anyone answer these questions please?

Was there not a Division (or similar) named in Heydrich's honour after his assasination?

Who wore the Reinhard Heydrich cuff title?

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Post by Martin Månsson » 02 Jun 2002 10:30

Hi,

No Division was named "Reinhard Heydrich", as Ovidius wrote, the SS-Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 11 was named "Reinhard Heydrich" and soldiers of this unit wore a cufftitle with his name. As far as I'm aware this was the only unit to carry his name.

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Post by Phil V » 02 Jun 2002 11:11

Thank you for clarification.

Makes my information sensible now.

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Post by Andy H » 02 Jun 2002 13:33

urther to Martin's post, the 11th SS Gebirgs-Jager-Regiment "Reinhard Heydrich" was previously formed from 6th SS Totenkopf-Standarte and SS Infantry Regiment 6, and was giben the honary name upon Heydrich's death on June 4th 1942, by order of Hitler, though I'm not sure why Hitler choose that particular regiment as I'm not aware of any particular affinity between the two!

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