Organization of Infanterieregiment (mot) – 1941
This booklet cover the “Infanterieregiment (mot)” K.St.N.s of 1.2.41. None of the K.St.N.’s issued on 1st February 1941 have been found. I believe that these K.St.N’s were not used a great deal. The German Motorized Infanterie Divisions used the K.St.N.’s in use at the end of 1940 (with the changes noted in the issues of Allgemeine Heeres-mitteilungen) during the early stages of the Russian Campaign.
Many of the units within the Infanterie Regiment (mot) were after the French Campaign. Most of these new early 1941 K.St.N.’s did not greatly change the regiment organization from the late 1940 organization that was being used at the time of their issue.
The following major changes were made from late 1940 K.St.N.’s: The Regiment Stab (103c) was changed, with only the Group Führer left in this K.St.N. , with the other sections within this HQ unit (Gefechstroß, Waffenmeisterei, Verpflegungstroß, and Gepacktroß)transferred to the newly created Regiment Stab Kompanie (K.St.N. 129). This Kompanie now included the units that were attached to the early war Regiment (K.St.N. 1121 , 261c, 1067, 146, 1124, 1199, and 204. Using existing K.St.N. ‘s existing strength reports and other good data sources I have been able to recreate excellent estimates of these early war K.St.N. ‘s.
- 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.
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