The Brigade Olita was formed 23 March 1919 from Schutztruppe Bug. It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 38 in June.


Oberstleutnant Fritjof Freiherr von Hammerstein-Gesmold

Formed in the area of

Kurland and Litauen

Order of battle

Freiwilligen Regiment Koppenfels
Freiwilligen Regiment Hammerstein
Freiwilligen Artillerie Abteilung
Freiwilligen Kavallerie Abteilung
Freiwilligen Eskadron 3 / Drag. 10

Notable members

Charakter als Generalleutnant Fritjof Freiherr von Hammerstein-Gesmold
Generalleutnant Kurt Weckmann
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -