Thanks Art.Art wrote: ↑02 Oct 2021 11:52Report on social composition of the 244 Rifle Division as of 24.4.42:
Commanders - 791 total, incl.:
Manual workers - 249
Collective farmers - 83
Employees (clerks, office workers) - 408
others - 51
Political officers - 150 total, incl.:
Workers - 37
Collective farmers - 14
Employees - 86
Others - 13
Junior commanders (NCOs) - 2265 total, incl.:
workers - 1027
collective farmers - 642
employees - 575
others - 12
Privates - 7901 total, incl.:
Workers - 1027
Collective farmers - 2785
Employees - 1023
Others - 57
"White collar" nature of the officer corps is obvious.
You appear to have repeated the NCO worker tally for the private's worker tally (4,036), assuming I'm reading the table correctly from the context you've provided. So even among privates, this division was mostly workers/employees.
Workers - again assuming that's manual workers - were only 15-20% of Soviet population (depending on definition AFAICS) but 48% of division personnel.
Collective farmers - 55% of the broader working population - were only 32% of division personnel.
If the division was representative of RKKA in April 1942 then it suggests (far from proves) that RKKA's peasant proportion would have increased later, as there simply weren't enough workers/employees to maintain a 68% non-peasant personnel distribution as losses piled up.