Organization of the Kradschützenbataillon – 1941
This booklet will cover the “Kradschützenbataillon” K.St.N’s of 1.2.41. Only one of these February 1941 K.St.N.’s has been found. I do not believe that these K.St.N’s were used a great deal, because most of these new K.St.N.’s did not greatly change the early war organizations that were being used at the time (In early 1941, the German units used early war K.St.N.’s, with changes that were listed in the issues of Allgemeine Heeresmitteil-ungen). I suspect that these new K.St.N.’s were only used when units needed to reorganize after the Russian Campaign had begun.
A great deal of information on these K.St.N.’s can be found in the German records. Using existing K.St.N.’s 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.
You can download a free copy of the booklet below.