The Freikorps Hindenburg was formed on 13 February 1919 in Kolberg. It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 10 in June 1919.

This was one of several Freikorps units named after Paul von Hindenburg, hero of Battle of Tannenberg in 1914.


Hauptmann Otto

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando II. Armeekorps Stettin (Provinz Pommern & Provinz Posen)

Manpower strength


Order of battle

I. Sturmbataillon
II. Garde-Gren.Btl.
Kav.Rgt. 1
Kav.Rgt. 2
Kav.Rgt. 3

Notable members

Generalleutnant Hellmut von der Chevallerie
Generalleutnant Friedrich Foertsch
General der Infanterie Hermann Foertsch
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)


Oak-leaves with an H on the collar and an H within a wreath on the sleeve.

Sources used

Nigel Jones - The birth of the Nazis: How the Freikorps blazed a trail for Hitler
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -