The Freikorps Gabke was formed on 7 February 1919 and saw action in the Ruhr in April 1920. It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 7 in June 1919.


Generalmajor Gabcke

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando VII. Armeekorps Münster (Provinz Westfalen, Lippe)

Manpower strength


Notable members

SS-Oberführer Constantin Heldmann
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Sources used

Lothar Hartung - Deutsche Freikorps 1918-1921
Nigel Jones - The birth of the Nazis: How the Freikorps blazed a trail for Hitler
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Mark C. Yerger - Waffen-SS Commanders: The army, corps and divisional leaders of a legend (2 vol)

Reference material on this unit

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