The Galizisches SS Freiwilligen Regiment 8 (Polizei) was formed in January 1944 from the men of Galizische SS Freiwilligen Regiment 6 (Polizei) and Galizische SS Freiwilligen Regiment 7 (Polizei) not suitable for Waffen-SS service.


Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Wilhelm Schwertschlager

Sources used

Phil Nix & George Jerome - The Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich 1933-1945
Hugh Page Taylor & Roger James Bender - Uniforms, organization and history of the Waffen-SS, vol 4
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945

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