14th (Bad.) Infantry Regiment (Reichswehr)

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The 14th (Baden) Infantry Regiment was a southern German regiment of the Reichswehr .

14th (Bad.) Infantry Regiment

The Imperial War Flag of the Weimar Republic with the Iron Cross, 1921–1933.
active 1921 to 1934
Country German Empire
Armed forces Reichswehr
Armed forces army
Branch of service infantry
Type Infantry Regiment
structure See outline
Insinuation 5th division
Location See garrisons
Commanders See list of commanders


In the Peace Treaty of Versailles , a demilitarized zone was established in a 50 km wide area along the right bank of the Rhine . As a result, most of Baden was in this zone. Baden troops were therefore only stationed in Constance , Donaueschingen and Villingen , as well as in Württemberg and, from 1921, in Meiningen ( Thuringia ).


The regiment was formed on January 1, 1921 from the Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 113 of the transitional army . On May 19, 1922, Reich President Ebert decided to add country team names to the associations, and the regiment was given the addition of "Badisches". In the early 1920s, the battalions in Constance and Meiningen exchanged their names.

As part of the reorganization of the Reichswehr regiments, the 1st Battalion came to the newly formed Meiningen Infantry Regiment on October 1, 1934 (from October 15, 1935, Rifle Regiment 2 ). Also on October 1, 1934, in the course of the expansion of the Reichswehr, the regiment was renamed the Constance Infantry Regiment and on October 15, 1935 the 14th Infantry Regiment .


  • Constance staff, (I. Battalion ) III. battalion
  • Tübingen II Battalion
  • Meiningen (3rd Battalion) 1st Battalion
  • Donaueschingen 13th, 14th and 15th company supplementary / training battalion
  • Villingen, 16th company, supplementary / training battalion


No. Surname Beginning of the appointment End of appointment
1. Colonel Adolf Steinwachs October 1, 1920 March 31, 1923
2. Colonel Hermann von Brandenstein April 1, 1923 March 31, 1925
3. Colonel Albert von Rotberg April 1, 1925 January 31, 1927
4th Colonel Richard Waenker von Dankenschweil February 1, 1927 October 31, 1928
5. Colonel Alfred Boehm-Tettelbach November 1, 1928 January 31, 1930
6th Colonel Johannes Blaskowitz December 1, 1930 January 31, 1933
7th Colonel Kurt Sieglin February 1, 1933 March 31, 1934


Association membership

The regiment was subordinate to Infantry Leader V of the 5th Division in Stuttgart .


The regiment consisted of the regimental staff with a news relay

1st battalion with battalion staff and news squadron, 1st to 3rd (rifle) company with 3 platoons of 3 groups each and 4th ( MG ) company,
2nd battalion with battalion staff and news squadron, 5th to 7th (rifle) company and 8th (MG) company,
III. Battalion with battalion staff and news unit, 9th to 11th (rifle) company and 12th (machine gun) company,
13th (mortar) company,
Supplementary battalion, from 1921 training battalion with 15th and 16 (recruit) companies and 17th company ( NCO training ).

Armament and equipment

Main armament

Heavy machine-gun in a four-horse train

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

In the machine gun companies, the 1st platoon consisted of three groups with 3 MG 08 heavy machine guns on a carriage, drawn in four horses, the 2nd to 4th platoon consisted of three groups with 3 MG 08 heavy machine guns on a carriage, drawn in two horses.

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


Takeover of tradition

In 1921 the regiment took over the tradition of the old regiments of the Baden Army :



Individual evidence

  1. Article 43 Peace Treaty of Versailles
  2. ^ History of the main barracks - Meiningen City Archives
  3. Decree of the Chief of Army Command Colonel General Hans von Seeckt of August 24, 1921


  1. The divisions and regiments were given aliases to camouflage the enlargement