...let's continue, in last document not specified former numbers of Shtat of Administration, administration company, medical sanitary platoon and military post station. Number of Shtat med.san.plt not changed - No.012/152, 15 men, prior to the above changes download/file.php?id=445712&t=1
and after - 16 men. As regards to Administration and administration company, helped above handbook on brigades of Engr. troops, in which on 18th page provides information according to last, former Shtat of Administration No.012/113 - 60 men and former Shtat of administration company No.012/65 - 120 men. I have no information yet about Shtat's number of military post station. I compiled the author's schemes, from different pages to one sheet, while refining Organizational chart relating to topic of interest, graphically highlighted it: To translate and write on top of original, I decided not to do, everything is here.
Now about strength on Shtat, I looked at following type of reporting documents of brigade on this subject - "Journal of combat actions'', from moment of formation of brigade and to end of war. As a result, I got such a document: In yellow I highlighted the positions, the data from which I reconstructed by comparison and analogy. Question mark I think does not require an explanation. I give links in chronological order with page numbers in the documents:
1.)"Journal of combat actions of 16th sep.EngrBdeSpetsnaz from June 24 to December 31, 1942", on 120 pages: https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=150401967
combat composition of June on 2nd page;
2.)"Journal of combat actions of 1st sep.GrdEngrBdeSpetsnaz from January 1 to December 31, 1943", on 227 pages: https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=150401968
combat composition of January 1 on 1st and 2nd pages, of April 1 on 50th page, of August 1 on 150th page, of October 1 on 173rd page;
3.)"Journal of combat actions of 1st sep.GrdEngrBdeSpetsnaz from January 1 to December 31, 1944", on 171 pages: https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=131800529
combat composition of January 1 on 1st page, of April 1 on 37th page;
4.)"Journal of combat actions of 1st sep.GrdMotEngrBde RGK from January 1 to June 26, 1945", on 113 pages: https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=131664928
combat composition of January 1 on 4th and 5th pages.
Note the two demonstrative moment: firstly, refection of work of Soviet Military System on optimization of manpower resource; secondly, refection of "brainstorm" those who were responsible for development of Shtat: data on January 1, 1943 - increase in quantity of motor transport, due to formation of Automotive - tractors company (Shtat No.012/156 - 260 men), and further reorganization this unit in Admin.Co; "Yes-No-Yes-No" as regards to ambulance cars, namely, where to keep its - in battalions? or in separate med.san.plt? Yes, I omit information more specifically that, as to matters within battalions themselves...
Long ago was such an interesting discussion - viewtopic.php?f=79&t=222698&hilit=Engineers+Sappers
I can't pass it by!
What have I got? Look closely, in above Shtat No.012/212 the private-Red Army man named "sapper"("sapper-scout"). Grd.engineer-kapitan Fishkin, who led the above Journals of combat actions of brigade, named privates-fighters-Red Army men only and only "miner"/"минёр"("минёры"/"miners" in the plural) throughout war. In records show facts of awarding distinguished fighters by badges of ''Excellent Miner'', only these badges. Badges of ''Excellent Sapper'' not mentioned. These are the badges: In the description to first badge it is said, that under the circle there is mine superimposed on background of explosion. I do not know history of development of badge's design, but when I first saw it, I immediately remembered this: taken from here https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Знаки_на_ ... _1812_года
(Author of this image - Ivan Babanin) In my opinion, undoubtedly Soviet definition "минёр" this is elite military engineer. To my deep regret, this Russian Imperial/Soviet military term is thing of past.
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