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Artillerie Divisionen

Post by Rasputin17 » 24 Apr 2002 08:19

Hi everybody,

Does anyone in the forum have information (OoB, history, commanders, equipement) about the german Artillerie Divisionen which were formed on the Eastern front ?

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Post by Snorre » 24 Apr 2002 13:19

Hi Martin,

Try GF Nafziger's "Panzers and Artillery in World War II".

If you have questions regarding spesific units, I'll try to help you.

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Post by Andy H » 24 Apr 2002 20:53

Previous to the former posts which give you good links concerning German Artillery Divisions, the 18th Artillery Division was main German artillery division of WW2, formed in September 1943 from the remains of the disbanded 18th Panzer Division. The division was eventually disbanded itself in August 1944.

The other German Artillery divisions were 309th-312th inc formed from Higher Arko's in November 1943. The divisions were disbanded in July 1944.

Later in the war several Volks Artillery Korps were formed and 12 Artillery Brigades were formed after August 1944.

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Re: Artillerie Divisionen

Post by Rasputin17 » 24 Apr 2002 20:57

Thanks to both of you

I already know the sources above. My main interest is on the OoB and how these Divisions were employed in battle.

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18. Artillery Division

Post by Snorre » 24 Apr 2002 22:20

When formed (Sep 1943):

88 Art.Reg
288 Art.Reg
388 Art.Reg
741 StuG Battr. (added later)
88 Schützen Batl. (added later)
18 Fire Control Battr. (added later)
88 Division Signals Batl.
88 Supply Troop
Adm.troops, Medical and others

16 November 1943:

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88 Art.Reg
288 Art.Reg
388 Art.Reg
741 StuG Battr.
280 Flak Batl.
4 Observation Batl.
18 (mot) Fire Control Battr.
88 Division Signals Batl.
88 Feldersatz Batl.
88 Supply Troop
Adm.troops, Medical and others

Disbanded 27 August 1944.

Source: Nafziger

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Re: Artillerie Divisionen

Post by Rasputin17 » 25 Apr 2002 11:04

Thanks for the help

This unit is the 18. Artillerie Division, right ?

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Post by Snorre » 25 Apr 2002 13:43

Yes, it is for the 18. (it got hitten in the subject line).

OoB for the 88 Art.Reg 16 Nov 43:

1 (mot) Reg Staff Battery
1. Battalion
- 1 (mot) Staff Battery
- 2 (motZ) Batteries (105mm Wespe SdKfz 124)
- 1 Self-Propelled Battery (150mm Hummel SdKfz 165)
2. Battalion
- 1 (mot) Staff Battery
- 3 (motZ) Batteries (105mm leFH)
3. (RSO) Battalion
- 1 (mot) Staff Battery
- 2 (motZ) Batteries (105mm leFH)
- 1 (motZ) Battery (100mm gun)
4. (RSO) Battalion
- 1 (mot) Staff Battery
- 3 (motZ) Batteries (105mm leFH)

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Re: Artillerie Divisionen

Post by Rasputin17 » 25 Apr 2002 16:37

Thanks Snorre

What's the name of the book from which you got the info ?

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Post by Snorre » 25 Apr 2002 22:22

Hi Rasputin,

The book is called "The German Order of Battle: Panzers and Artillery in World War II" by George F. Nafziger. There are three books in this series:

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They are available via eg. AMAZON and costs about £30-35.

Marcus has a link to Amazon: http://www.skalman.nu/bookstore-us-ww2.htm

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