Landesschützenzüge d.Lw

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One Leutnant or Oberleutnant and around 40 to 42 men.

Number of these units

Their numbers reached a peak in the second half of 1943 and first half of 1944, at this time there were some 740 of them in existence.


They were mostly used to guard airfields and the fuel and munitions dumps nearby, and the typical Fliegerhorstkommandantur located in Russia, the Balkans, Finland, Norway and to a lesser extent in the occupied West had between 1 and 3 Landesschützenzüge d.Lw. assigned to it.


Posting by Larry deZeng IV to a thread on the Axis History Forum Mar 2005.