K.St.N. of the gepanzert Schützenregiment
This booklet will cover the “Gepanzert Regiment K.St.N” of 1939 – 1941. As of now, none of the Gepanzert K.St.N.’s issued in December 1939 have been found. With the changes noted in the issues of Allgemeine Heeresmitteilungen, these K.St.N.’s were used by German Panzer Divisions until mid-1941.
Of all the German Army Organizations I have researched, the gepanzert units are the hardest to find exact information about. Because so few of these units were used early in the war, not many data sources can be found. Using existing K.St.N.’s strength reports and other data sources, I have recreated (close estimate) of these early war K.St.N.’s.
After the French campaign the German Army started to reorganize the Panzer Divisions. Schützenregiment 1 was reorganized and was to be completely equipped (only time during the early war period) with all armored (gepanzert) units. I do not believe that this organization was completed, for a new regiment (S.R.113) was added in early 1941 and one bBattalion of both S.R 1 and S.R. 113 were assigned a gepanzert battalion.
- Larry G. Schaeffer
Larry Schaeffer has put together a great collection of eBooks looking at the German Unit Organization for the early war period (1939-41). Though many of the K.St.N are not available as original documents Larry, through years of research, has been able to recreate theoretical versions of these K.St.N. This is a great resource for anyone with interest in early war unit organization. The eBook has copies of these K.St.N along with the rational for their composition. You can provide feedback directly to Larry using his email address contained in the booklet.
You can download a free copy of the booklet below.