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Ukr. Schutzm. Arb.Batl. 285

Article about: Hi guys, The following EKM belongs to Ukrainian Schutzmann Arbeit Batallion 285. Schutzmannschaft was the german Auxiliary Police filled with collaborationist of the baltic states during the

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    Hi guys,

    The following EKM belongs to Ukrainian Schutzmann Arbeit Batallion 285.

    Ukr. Schutzm. Arb.Batl. 285

    Schutzmannschaft was the german Auxiliary Police filled with collaborationist of the baltic states during the war. This tag was owned by a Latvian.

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    That is a Ukrainian battalion, not Latvian.

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    Here you go:

    Schuma-Arb.Btle. 284 and 285 were both formed in April 1942 and were reported as having been disbanded or destroyed in October 1944. Both were reportedly composed of Ukrainian personnel but neither are so marked with the (ukr.) suffix.
    [Source: U.S. Manpower Study, a joint 1946 U.S.-Canadian study of German military manpower resources employed during the war.]

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    I thought this is Latvian as the unit was part of the Latvian Schuma
    Schutzmannschaft - Wikipedia

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    Quote by Eike41 View Post
    Here you go:

    Schuma-Arb.Btle. 284 and 285 were both formed in April 1942 and were reported as having been disbanded or destroyed in October 1944. Both were reportedly composed of Ukrainian personnel but neither are so marked with the (ukr.) suffix.
    [Source: U.S. Manpower Study, a joint 1946 U.S.-Canadian study of German military manpower resources employed during the war.]
    Ukrainian Schutzmannschaft Bataillon resources were collectively dispersed amongst the newly formed Polizei Sch├╝tzen Regiments 35, 36 and 37.

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