The Polizei-Freiwilligen-Regiment 1 Kroatien was formed in November 1943 as Polizei-Freiwilligen-Regiment Kroatien and was given the number 1 in 1944. It included a few German officers and NCOs but was mainly made up of Croatian volksdeutsche.

This unit took part in anti-partisan operations in Croatia.


Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Erwin Plenio (20 Nov 1943 - ?)

Order of battle

I. Bataillon
II. Bataillon
III. Bataillon

6. Polizei-Panzer-Kompanie

Sources used

Phil Nix & George Jerome - The Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich 1933-1945
Werner Regenberg - Armored Vehicles and Units of the German Order Police
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945

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