The 1. Sturmbrigade Italienische Freiwilligen Legion (also known as the 1. Italienische Freiwilligen-Sturm-Brigade Milizia Armata or Prima Brigata d'Assalto della Legione SS Italiana) was formed from Italienische SS-Freiwilligen Legion June 1944.
It was used in anti-partisan operations near the French border and was redesignated Waffen-Grenadier-Brigade der SS (italienische Nr. 1) on 7 September 1944.


SS-Obergruppenführer Karl Wolff (? June 1944 - ? 1944)
SS-Brigadeführer Peter Hansen (? 1944 - 7 Sep 1944)

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - Hitler's Renegades: Foreign nationals in the service of the Third Reich
Richard Landwehr - Italian Volunteers of the Waffen-SS
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945
Frank Thayer & Marco Pennisi - The insignia & organization of the Italian volunteers to the Waffen-SS (in The Military Advisor, Vol 7 No 4)

Reference material on this unit

Sergio Corbatti & Marco Nava - Sentire - Pensare - Volere: Storia della Legione SS italiana
Richard Landwehr - Italian Volunteers of the Waffen-SS