Yesterday I was in TsAMO and have read in one of archival documents about that units of the Russian 8-th Cavalry Corps have grasped 5/1/43 in CHERNYSHKOVSKIJ documents of an army HQ of battle group STAHEL and an army HQ 687 IR 336 ID.
I managed to find translation into Russian of one of documents of an army HQ of battle group STAHEL.
From this document it is visible, that on December, 29, 1942 for strengthening the battle group STAHEL there has arrived a modular regiment of 62-nd infantry division.
This document. (Source: TsAMO, f. 331, op. 5041, d. 1, l. 213)
THE APPENDIX 1
Translation from German
64 ID [Here probably a typing error, should be 62 ID - Yuri].
1 operations section .............................. CP division 29/12/42
TO THE MAIN COMMAND XVII AK
The division informs
1. That the regiment formed from broken units and divisions in structure of three battalions on 3 companies in everyone, is sent today in 12-00 on motor vehicles and by the evening should arrive to region VOZNESENOVSKY [Between CHERNYSHKOVSKY and MOROZOVSKY – Yuri].
2. Command of a regiment: major KINAST with the regiment an army HQ of 190-th grenadierial regiment (to settle a private order of the main command).
3. The organization:
I/179 grenadierial regiment
Command: senior lieutenant SEIFERT [or ZEIFERT - Yuri]
1,2 and 3 companies in structure of 5 officers, 78 corporals, 373 soldiers.
Arms: 605 carbines, 178 pistols, 73 automatic devices, 14 manual machine guns, 8 heavy machine guns, 6 heavy mortars, one heavy infantry gun.
II/183 grenadierial regiment
Command: senior lieutenant NAPUSHIL.
4,5 and 6 companies in structure of 3 officers, 26 corporals, 174 soldiers.
Arms: 313 carbines, 216 pistols, 12 automatic devices, 12 manual machine guns, 3 heavy machine guns, 1 easy mortar, one heavy gun.
III/190 grenadierial regiment
Command: captain EKKERT [or ECKERT - Yuri]
7, 8 and 9 companies in structure of 5 officers, 33 corporals, 211 soldiers.
Arms: 380 carbines, 236 pistols, 40 automatic devices, 16 manual machine guns, 4 heavy machine guns, 8 easy mortars, two heavy mortars, 2 ATG 37 mm, two easy infantry guns.
For formation of subdivisions of a regiment it is planned:
1 officer, 19 corporals, 91 soldiers. An aggregate number of a regiment: 16 officers, 133 corporals, 849 soldiers. The regiment has received one radio station which today will be delivered to the location of a regiment for connection with the main command.
Battle transports which will not consist in named above number, the regiment conducts with itself. The battle equipment and an ammunition are given out now.
For command of a division
The first main staff-officer
/The signature not legible /
Has translated from German the military translator
The quartermaster 3 ranks /Revenko/
Truly: the CHIEF of the OPERATIONS SECTION of the ARMY HEADQUARTERS 8CC
GUARDS THE LIEUTENANT COLONEL /NADASHKEVICH/
My remark to the document: the Total sum of corporals does not coincide with number specified in the document:
In the document it is specified 133.
From the document it is visible, in region VOZNESENOVSKY it has been directed in total 16 + 156 + 849 = 1021 officers, corporals and the soldier.
On the other hand, the number of the individual weapon in this summary to a regiment is much more than number of people:
- Carbines: 605 + 313 + 380 = 1299 pieces
- Pistols: 178 + 216 + 236 = 630 pieces
- Automatic devices: 73 + 12 + 40 = 125 pieces
- Manual machine guns: 14 + 12 + 16 = 42 pieces
- Heavy machine guns: 8 + 3 + 4 = 15 pieces
All small arms: 1299 + 630 + 125 + 42 + 15 = 2110 pieces.
It on much greater, than, 1021 person specified in the document.
Can be taken into account in the document only Germans, whereas other nations (Poles, Czechs, Frenchmen, Dutchs, Belgians and other not-Germans) were not taken into account in number of units
For example - it is precisely established, that on December, 25 appeared on bottom the Chir the 6 Pazer Division has received here updating of 200 Germans and 600 Poles. Has received Poles on updating a the motorcycle battalion of the 22 Pazer Division.
On December, 29 has been captured the group in 30 soldiers and one lieutenant in which were Czechs.
And further one more interesting detail
Comparing the data from this trophy document and the data on a site Lexikon der-Wehrmacht
it is possible to see, that this site contains mistakes.