The Waffen-Gebirgs-Brigade der SS (tatarische Nr. 1) was formed when the Waffen-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment der SS (tatarische) was redesignated.
The forming of this unit was delayed due to lack of equipment and the lack of interest from its commander.
It was disbanded December 1944 and its men were transferred to the Osttürkischen Waffen-Verband der SS as SS-Waffengruppe Krim.


SS-Standartenführer Fortenbacher

Manpower strength

Dec 1944 3.518

Sources used

Dr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
James Lucas - Hitler's Mountain Troops: Fighting at the extremes
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945
Antonio J. Munoz - The East came West: Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist Volunteers in the German Armed Forces 1941-1945

Reference material on this unit

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