The Freikorps Schwarze Jäger was formed by members of the II. and III. Marine Infanterie Regiment in Wilhelmshaven in March 1919.
It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 9 in June 1919.


Oberstleutnant Paul Schneider

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando IX. Armeekorps Alton/Lübeck (Provinz Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg, Hanseatic Cities)

Honor titles

The name "Schwarze Jäger" comes from the dark blue uniforms worn by the Seebataillone.

Notable members

- None known at this time -
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Soldiers of Freikorps Schwarze Jäger

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Charles Woolley - German Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment 1918-1923

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -