5th (Prussian) Infantry Regiment (Reichswehr) - 5. (Preußisches) Infanterie-Regiment (Reichswehr)

5th (Prussian) Infantry Regiment

The Imperial War Flag of the Weimar Republic with the Iron Cross, 1921–1933
active 1921 to 1934
State German Empire
Armed forces Reichswehr
Armed forces Imperial Army
Branch of service Infantry
Type Infanterie-Regiment
structure See organization
Location See garrisons
management
Commanders See commanders

The 5th (Prussian) Infantry Regiment was a regiment of the Reichswehr .

story

The regiment was formed on January 1, 1921 from the Reichswehr Infantry Regiments 3, 6 and 115 and the Reichswehr Rifle Regiment 4 of the transitional army . On May 29, 1922, the regiment was given the country team name "Prussian" in addition to its name. [1]

In the course of the expansion of the Reichswehr, the regiment was divided into the first wave in 1934 and the Stettin Infantry Regiment and the Rostock Infantry Regiment were formed.

The garrison

Commanders

No. Name Beginning of the appointment End of appointment
1. Colonel Hans Tieschowitz von Tieschowa January 1, 1921 December 31, 1922
2. Colonel Leopold Heisterman von Ziehlberg January 1, 1923 30. April 1925
3. Colonel Kuhlwein von Rathenow May 1, 1925 1928
4. Oberst/Generalmajor Curt Liebmann March 1, 1928 February 28, 1930
5. Colonel Noack March 1, 1930 January 31, 1931
6. Colonel Curt von Eine February 1, 1931 30. September 1932
7. Colonel Max von Viebahn October 1, 1932 30. September 1934
8. Colonel Friedrich-Wilhelm von Chappuis October 1, 1934 March 1, 1938

Organisation

Association membership

The regiment was subordinate to Infantry Leader II of the 2nd Division in Schwerin .

structure

The regiment consisted of the regimental staff with a news relay

1st battalion with staff and news relay, emerged from the Reichswehr Infantry Regiment 3,
2nd battalion with staff and news relay, emerged from the Reichswehr Infantry Regiment 115,
III. Battalion with staff and news relay, emerged from the Reichswehr Rifle Regiment 4 and the Reichswehr Infantry Regiment 3,
Supplementary battalion, from March 23, 1921 a training battalion, emerged from the Reichswehr Infantry Regiment 6.

Each field battalion was divided into three companies of three officers and 161 NCOs and men (3/161) as well as a machine gun company (4/126). In total, a battalion consisted of 18 officers and officials (including medical officers) and 658 men.

Armament and equipment

Main armament

The shooters were equipped with the K98a carbine . Each platoon had a light machine gun 08/15 .

In the machine gun companies, the 1st platoon consisted of three groups with three MG 08 heavy machine guns on a carriage, drawn in four horses, the 2nd to 4th platoon consisted of three groups with three MG 08 heavy machine guns on a carriage, drawn in two horses.

The heaviest weapons in the regiment were the mine throwers in the 13th Company. The 1st train was equipped with two medium-sized launchers 17 cm, drawn in four horses, the 2nd and 3rd train with three light launchers 7.6 cm, driven in two horses.

Others

Takeover of tradition

The regiment took over the tradition of the old regiments in 1921 [2] .

literature

  • Georg Tessin : German associations and troops 1918-1939, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1974, ISBN 3-7648-1000-9 , pp. 187ff
  • Edgar Graf von Matuschka: Organization of the Reichsheeres in a manual on German military history 1648–1939 , published by the Military History Research Office , Freiburg (Breisgau), Part VI: Reichswehr and Republic (1918–1933) , Bernard & Graefe Verlag für Wehrwesen, Frankfurt am Main 1970 , Pp. 320-322.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Georg Tessin : German Associations and Troops 1918–1939 , Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1974, ISBN 3-7648-1000-9 , p. 188
  2. Decree of the Chief of the Army Command, General of the Infantry Hans von Seeckt, of August 24, 1921