Let's build:Axis forces in the crimea – June / July 1942

Discussions on High Command, strategy and the Armed Forces (Wehrmacht) in general.
User avatar
Trommelfeuer
Member
Posts: 403
Joined: 31 Mar 2003 15:40
Location: Hamburg, Germany

Let's build:Axis forces in the crimea – June / July 1942

Post by Trommelfeuer » 08 Jan 2004 00:13

Please help in completing this list ! I want to help to recreate Operation Störfang as authentic as possible for Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin.

If you notice any mistakes, please tell me!

Axis forces in the crimea – June / July 1942


11.Armee-Oberkommando - General der Infanterie Erich von Manstein

Ch. d. St.: Schulz Friedrich, Obst. i. G.
Ia: Busse Theodor, Obst. i. G.
OQu: Hauck Friedrich, Obst. i. G.


Korück 533
Armee-Nachschubführer 587
Armee-Nachrichten-Regiment 558

LIV. Armeekorps (54.) - General der Kavallerie Erik Hansen

Ch. d. St.: Speth Hans, Obst. i. G.

Korpstruppen:

HArko (306) - Gen. Lt. Johannes Zukertort
Arko (138)
Korps-Nachrichten-Abteilung 454
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 454

unterstellte Divisionen:

22. Infanteriedivision -Generalmajor Ludwig Wolff

Infanterie-Regiment 16 Oberst Dietrich von Choltitz
( On 13 June 1942, Infantry Regiment 16 commanded by Oberst Dietrich von Choltitz opened the first major breach when it captured Fort Stalin. )

Infanterie-Regiment 47 - Oberstleutnant Buhse
Infanterie-Regiment 65 - Oberst Schitting
( Am 7. Juni 1942 beginnt der zweite Angriff auf Sewastopol. Über den Bahnhof Mekensiewy-Gory gelang dem Regiment in schweren, verlustreichen Kämpfen der Durchbruch zum Nordufer der Ssewernaja, das vom I. Bataillon des Regiments am 18. Juni 1942 als erste Einheit der Division erreicht wurde. Die II. Abteilung des Artillerie-Regiment 22 unter Major von Salviati war dem Regiment in diesem schweren Einsatz ein treuer Kamerad. In der Nacht zum 29. Juni 1942 wurde die Ssewernaja-Bucht überschritten. Am 1. Juli 1942 fiel die Festung Sewastopol. Am 2. Juli 1942 wurde das Regiment bereits aus Sewastopol herausgelöst. )

Artillerie-Regiment 22 - Generalleutnant Johann de Boer; Major von Salviati ( II./AR 22 )
I./Artillerie-Regiment 85
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 122
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 22
Flak-Bataillon (mot.) 22
Pionier-Bataillon 22
Pionier-Battallion 22
Nachrichten-Abteiliung 22
Sanitäts-Abteilung 22
Feldersatz-Bataillon 22

24. Infanteriedivision - Generalleutnant Hans von Tettnau

Infanterie-Regiment 31 - Oberst Versock
( Im Laufe der Kämpfe war das Regiment u.a. an der Einnahme der folgenden Festungswerke beteiligt: Panzer-Batterie "GPU", Bartenjawka, Nordfort, Vorstadt / Nordgelände der Swernaja-Bucht, Fort "Malakoff". Ende Juni war der Kampf um die Festung Sewastopol und die Halbinsel Krim beendet. )

Infanterie-Regiment 32 - Major Apelt.
( Im Laufe der Kämpfe war das Regiment u.a. an der Einnahme der folgenden Festungswerke beteiligt: altes Fort, Mekensiewy Gory und Inkermann". )

Infanterie-Regiment 102
( Im Laufe der Kämpfe war das Regiment u.a. an der Einnahme der folgenden Festungswerke beteiligt: Panzer-Batterie "Molotow", Panzer-Batterie "Tscheka", Bartenjewka, Nordfront und Vorstadt / Nordgelände der Swernaja-Bucht. )

Artillerie-Regiment 24
I./Artillerie-Regiment 60
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 24
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 24
Pionier-Bataillon 24
Infanterie-Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 24
Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschubführer 24
Feldersatz-Bataillon 24
Nachrichten-Abteiliung 24
Sanitäts-Abteilung 24

50. Infanteriedivision - Generalmajor Friedrich Schmidt

Infanterie-Regiment 122
Infanterie-Regiment 123
Artillerie-Regiment 150
Pionier-Bataillon 71
Nachrichten-Abteilung 71
Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 150
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 150
Divisions-Einheiten 150

( additional source: Feldgrau )

Infanterie-Regiment 121 - Oberst von Geyso

132. Infanteriedivision - Generalmajor Fritz Lindemann

Infanterie-Regiment 436 - Oberst von Eichstedt
Infanterie-Regiment 437 - Oberst Kindsmüller; Major Schmidt (III./IR 437)
Infanterie-Regiment 438 - Oberst Altmann
Artillerie-Regiment 132
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 132
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 132
Pionier-Batallion 132
Nachrichten-Abteilung 132
Sanitäts-Abteilung 132
Feldersatz-Bataillon 132
Inf.Div.Nachschubführer 132

( additional sources: Lexikon der Wehrmacht and Die deutsche Wehrmacht )

Infanterie-Regiment 213

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 190
9 Apr '42: assigned to XXX Corps, 11st Army, Army Group South
Apr-May '42: 6 long-barrelled StuGs received and participated in the attack on Kertch
6 Jun '42: LIV Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South
7-30 Jun '42: conquest of Sevastopol
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 22nd Inf. Div., LIV Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South (6 StuGs with L/43 guns]
)

1/2 of Panzer-Abteilung 300

46. Pioniere-Abt. (mot.)
744. Pioniere-Abt. (besp.)
905. Sturmboot-Kdo.
22. Heeres-Flak-Abt.

[ 1/3 of 73. Infanterie-Division ]

[ 2/3 of 46. Infanterie-Division ]


additional artillery units

Art.Rgt. zbV Stab 787, 781, 49
4./II./Art.Rgt. 54; 5., 6./II./Art.Rgt. 818 (10cm K)
5., 6./II./Art.Rgt. 54; 7., 8./III./Art.Rgt. 111; 1., 2./I./Art.Rgt. 77 (Personel 3. Bttr. zur Auffrischung s.Abt. 624); Art.Abt. 737 (sFH mot.)
1., 2./I./; 3., 4./II./s.Art.Rgt. 814 (24cm Haubitzen (t))
2 Btr. s.Art.Abt. 833; 4./II./ALR 2; s.Art.Abt. 857; 2 Bttr. s.Art.Abt. 624 (21cm Mrs)
s.Art.Abt. 641, 815, 2 Bttr. s.Art.Abt. 624 (30.5cm Mrs)
1., 2./s.Art.Abt. 727 (15cm K) (less one gun assigned to XXX Korps)
s.Art.Bttr. 917 (19.4cm K (f))
Stab s.Art.Abt. 833 ( Karl-Geräte Thor & Odin )
s.Art.Bttr. 459 (42cm H (t))
s.Art.Bttr. 458 ( 42cm Gamma-Gerät „Dicke Berta“ )
s.Art.Abt. 672 ( 80cm K(E) "Dora" )
Art.Bttr. (E) 688
About half a dozen Abt. of coast defense artillery
s.Werfer-Rgt. 1 with 3 Abt. of 28/32cm Nebelwerfers
Kommandeur der Nebeltruppe 1 with NbW.Abt. 4 (10.5cm NbW 40), II./Werfer-Lehr-Rgt. 1, and III./NbW.Rgt. 54 (both 15cm NbW 41)
Last edited by Trommelfeuer on 15 Jan 2004 16:06, edited 24 times in total.

User avatar
Trommelfeuer
Member
Posts: 403
Joined: 31 Mar 2003 15:40
Location: Hamburg, Germany

XXX. Armeekorps

Post by Trommelfeuer » 09 Jan 2004 11:11

XXX. Armeekorps (30.) - General der Artillerie Maximilian Fretter-Pico

Ch. d. St.: Botsch Walter, Obst. i. G.

Korpstruppen:

HArko z.b.V. - Gen. Lt. Robert Martinek
Arko (110) - Obst. Christian Usinger
Korps-Nachrichten-Abteilung 430
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 435

unterstellte Divisionen:

72. Infanteriedivision - Generalleutnant Philipp Mueller-Gebhard

Infanterie-Regiment 105 - Obst. Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller ( ..maybe.. )
Infanterie-Regiment 124
Infanterie-Regiment 266
Artillerie-Regiment 172
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 72
Nachrichten-Abteilung 72
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 72
Sanitäts-Bataillon 72
Radfahr-Abteilung 72
Versorgungsdienste 72

( additional source: Feldgrau )

170. Infanterie-Division - Generalmajor Erwin Sander

Infanterie-Regiment 391
Infanterie-Regiment 399
Infanterie-Regiment 401
Artillerie-Regiment 240
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 240
Feldersatz-Bataillon 240
Nachrichten-Abteilung 240
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 240
Pionier-Bataillon 240
Inf.Div.Nachschubführer 240

28. leichte Division - Generalleutnant Johann Sinnhuber

Jäger-Regiment 49
Jäger-Regiment 83
I./Artillerie-Regiment 28
Feldersatz-Bataillon 28
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 28
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 28
Pionier-Bataillon 28
Nachrichten-Abteilung 28
Inf.Div.Nachschubführer 28

( additional source: Axis history )

Infanterie-Regiment 213

1/2 of Panzer-Abteilung 300

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 249
10 Jan 42 formed in WK III with three batteries
19 Feb 42 2./ Batterie sent to the Crimea. Kurowski very unclear as to the presence of the rest of the battalion.
23 May 42 remainder of battalion had arrived prior to this date; 11th Army, Army Group South
6 Jun 42 XXX Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 11th Army, Army Group South


Stab 690. Pioniere-Regt.
70. Pioniere-Abt. (mot.)
741. Pioniere-Abt. (mot.)
902. Sturmboot-Kdo.
610. Heeres-Flak-Abt.

[ parts of 213. Sicherungs-Division ]

[ 2/3 of 46. Infanterie-Division ]

additional artillery units

4./Art.Abt. 818 (10cm K)
2./II./Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment 2; 154. Art.Abt. (sFH mot.)
5./II./ALR 2; Art.Btr. 624 (21cm Mrs.)
Art.Btr. 624 (30.5cm Mrs.)
6./II./ALR 2; 2./Art.Abt. 767 (1 gun) (15cm K)
3./H.Küsten-Art.Abt. 147; Beute-Bttr. (10.5cm K)
772. H.Küsten-Art.Abt. (15cm or 17cm K)
I./NbW-Rgt. 70 (15cm)
II./NbW-Rgt. 70 (28/32cm)
Last edited by Trommelfeuer on 15 Jan 2004 23:35, edited 17 times in total.

User avatar
Trommelfeuer
Member
Posts: 403
Joined: 31 Mar 2003 15:40
Location: Hamburg, Germany

XXXXII. Armee-Korps

Post by Trommelfeuer » 09 Jan 2004 11:12

XXXXII. Armee-Korps (42.) - General der Infanterie Franz Mattenklott ( guard duties in the Kerch Peninsula )

Ch. d. St.: Blümke Friedrich, Obst. i. G.

Korpstruppen:

Arko 107 Obst. Wolfgang von Kluge (..maybe..)
Korps-Nachrichten-Abteilung 442
Korps-Nachschubtruppen 442
Sturm-Regiment XXXXII. SK
Korps-MG-Bataillon 442

unterstellte Divisionen:

1/3 of 46. Infanteriedivision

Infanterie-Regiment 97
Infanterie-Regiment 72
Infanterie-Regiment 42
Artillerie-Regiment 114
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 46
Panzerjager-Abteilung 52
Pionere-Abteilung 88
Nachrichten-Abteilung 76
Last edited by Trommelfeuer on 09 Jan 2004 23:44, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Trommelfeuer
Member
Posts: 403
Joined: 31 Mar 2003 15:40
Location: Hamburg, Germany

Romanian Mountain Corps

Post by Trommelfeuer » 09 Jan 2004 11:13

Romanian Mountain Corps - Lt. general Gheorghe Avramescu

1st Mountain Division Gen. brigada Constantin Vasiliu-Rascanu

Compania 37 Transmisiuni ( 37th Signal Company )
Compania 37 Politie ( 37th Police Company )
Escadron 1 Vanatori Calari
Compania 37 AC (1941-44), Bateria 137 AC
Compania 37 A.A.
Batalion 2 Pioneri Munte

Grup 1 V.M.
Batalion 2 V.M.
Batalion 3 V.M.
Batalion 23 V.M. (from 1940)

Grup 2 V.M.
Batalion 1 V.M.
Batalion 4 V.M.
Batalion 24 V.M. (from 1940)

Grup 1 Artilerie Munte:
Divizion 1 Obuziere Munte (1941)
Divizion 2 Tunuri Munte (1941-44)

Grup 37 Servicii

(2-7.6.42: artillery preparations for the final assault of SEVASTOPOL (the "Störfang" Operation).
7-16.6.42: Div.1 Mte. took part to the final assault of the German 11th Army and seized on 16-17.6.42 Hof. Marindaki, the hills of Nordnase, Zuckerhut and Füsteig Höhe.
18-27.6.42: continues its action at Bastion II, Fediukinî, Denkmalsbrücke, Nov. Shuli and Altes Fort (it seized 22/23.6.42 the bridge over Cernaia).
27.6.42: regrouped in the area S-W Cernaia valley - N-W Nijn. Ciorgun, assigned to the German XXX Corps.
29.6.42: it seized the Nov. Shuli village and defeated the Soviets at Altes Fort (Sapun Gora heights). Then regrouped and assigned again to Corpul Munte.
30.6-2.7.42: Div.1 Mte. moved to Balaklava with action against the encircled Soviet units.
3.7.42: regrouped in the area of Balaklava-Satteldorf, with a battalion W of Balaklava (SE of SEVASTOPOL).
)

18th Infantry Division - Gen. brigada Radu Baldescu

4th Mountain Division ( attached to 54. Armee-Korps ) General de divizie (Major General) Gheorghe Manoiliu

[ 7th Romanian Corps ( attached to 42. Armee-Korps ) ]

10th Infantry Division

19th Infantry Division

8th Cavalry Brigade

7th Heavy Artillery Regiment ( attached to 30. Armee-Korps )
52nd Motorized Artillery Battalion
54th Motorized Artillery Battalion
57th Motorized Artillery Battalion
divisional artillery regiments

( ...this one still needs a lot of research...)

User avatar
Trommelfeuer
Member
Posts: 403
Joined: 31 Mar 2003 15:40
Location: Hamburg, Germany

Fliegerkorps VIII

Post by Trommelfeuer » 09 Jan 2004 11:14

Fliegerkorps VIII

Kom. Gen.: Richthofen Dr.-Ing. Freiherr von Wolfram, Gen. Obst.
Ch. d. St.: Uebe Klaus, Obstlt. i. G.


Stab, I. and II./ Kampfgeschwader 51 „Edelweiß“
Stab, II., III., and IV./ Kampfgeschwader 76
Kampfgeschwader 100
three groups of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
III./ Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"
Stab, II. and III./ Jagdgeschwader 77"Herz-As"
Heeresaufklärungstaffeln, 3.(H)/11 and 3.(H)/13

- a total of six hundred aircraft.
( In addition, the units of Fliegerführer Süd - notably II./KG 26 - would continue to be dispatched against the Soviet seaborne supply route to Sevastopol. )

( source: Black cross red star Volume 2, chapter 20: The Sevastopolski Fighters )

I./Flak-Regiment 64 (gem. mot.)
I./Flak-Regiment 64 (gem. mot.)
(1941/42 in Kerch and Sevastopol)

Stab/Flak-Regiment 18 (mot.)
Stab/Flak-Regiment 18 (mot.) – Oberst Friedrich-Franz Rittner
( June ‘42 at Sevastopol )

Greetings, Sven

P.S. A special thanks to Andreas, Stauffenberg II and Sturmvogel for corrections and additional informations!

P.P.S. I made a post for each Korps to have more space to add details... ;)
Last edited by Trommelfeuer on 13 Jan 2004 13:31, edited 5 times in total.

User avatar
Stauffenberg II
Member
Posts: 2891
Joined: 03 Jan 2003 17:43
Location: Austria

Post by Stauffenberg II » 09 Jan 2004 11:52

Maybe the most important people of the operation apart from Manstein:

HArko 306 - Johannes Zukertort (with Arko 138) at the LIV. Korps
HArko zbV - Robert Martinek (with Arko 110 - not 430) at the XXX. Korps
Last edited by Stauffenberg II on 09 Jan 2004 15:01, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Trommelfeuer
Member
Posts: 403
Joined: 31 Mar 2003 15:40
Location: Hamburg, Germany

:-)

Post by Trommelfeuer » 09 Jan 2004 13:18

Thank you very much Stauffenberg II !

I've updated the list, is it correct in this way ?

Greetings, Sven

User avatar
Stauffenberg II
Member
Posts: 2891
Joined: 03 Jan 2003 17:43
Location: Austria

Post by Stauffenberg II » 09 Jan 2004 14:07

The HArko problems arised when HArko zbV was subordinated to AOK 11, because they already had a HArko (306). Master Martinek, the former Austrian Artillery School Cdr. and Artillery Inspector (from 1937), most probably the best artillery officer ever, was told to lead the whole artillery and sent to the Crimea but the corresponding instructions were never sent to AOK 11. So the HArkos agreed that Nr. 306 went to LIV. Armeekorps and HArko zbV to XXX. Armeekorps.

Ranks: Zukertort, Gen. Lt.; Martinek, Gen. Lt.
Last edited by Stauffenberg II on 09 Jan 2004 15:00, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Trommelfeuer
Member
Posts: 403
Joined: 31 Mar 2003 15:40
Location: Hamburg, Germany

Danke vielmals!

Post by Trommelfeuer » 09 Jan 2004 14:34

Thanks a lot again! (...I misunderstood your first message...)

Anyone out there who can add some more information for this topic?
The romanian forces are quite confusing to me....

Greetings, Sven

User avatar
Stauffenberg II
Member
Posts: 2891
Joined: 03 Jan 2003 17:43
Location: Austria

Post by Stauffenberg II » 09 Jan 2004 14:59

SORRRRRY! :D

A minor error occured. I mixed up the XXX. and the LIV. Armeekorps regarding the Arkos.

XXX.
HArko zbV (Martinek)
Arko 110 (Usinger)

LIV.
HArko 306 (Zukertort)
Arko 138


Source: Berdach, Rudolf/Dethleffsen, Erich: Robert Martinek, p. 49 f., im Selbstverlag erschienen

That´s why the Arko No. didn´t correspond.

Here is a bonus to rehabilitate:

AOK 11:
Kdr.: Lewinski von, gen. Manstein von Erich, GdI
Ch. d. St.: Schulz Friedrich, Obst. i. G.
Ia: Busse Theodor, Obst. i. G.
OQu: Hauck Friedrich, Obst. i. G.

XXX. Armeekorps:
Ch. d. St.: Botsch Walter, Obst. i. G.

XXXXII. Armeekorps
Ch. d. St.: Blümke Friedrich, Obst. i. G.

LIV. Armeekorps:
Ch. d. St.: Speth Hans, Obst. i. G.

46. ID:
Haccius Ernst, Gen. Maj.

Some rank corrections (all ranks as per as "Störfang"):
Sander Erwin, Gen. Maj.
Sinnhuber Johann, Gen. Lt.
Wolff Ludwig, Gen. Maj.
Tettau von Hans, Gen. Lt.

(Arko 107 was maybe commanded by Obst. Wolfgang von Kluge. I have no clue who commanded Arko 138. IR 105 was maybe commanded by Obst. Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller.)

Sorry again for the inconvenience.

Best regards,
Stauffenberg II

User avatar
Stauffenberg II
Member
Posts: 2891
Joined: 03 Jan 2003 17:43
Location: Austria

Post by Stauffenberg II » 09 Jan 2004 15:06

VIII. Fliegerkorps
Kom. Gen.: Richthofen Dr.-Ing. Freiherr von Wolfram, Gen. Obst.
Ch. d. St.: Uebe Klaus, Obstlt. i. G.

User avatar
Trommelfeuer
Member
Posts: 403
Joined: 31 Mar 2003 15:40
Location: Hamburg, Germany

:-)

Post by Trommelfeuer » 09 Jan 2004 15:06

Wow! Great info! Thanks again!

( I'll update the list later, I have to go to work this afternoon. )

Greetings, Sven

User avatar
Stauffenberg II
Member
Posts: 2891
Joined: 03 Jan 2003 17:43
Location: Austria

Post by Stauffenberg II » 09 Jan 2004 15:24

Further rank corrections (as per as "Störfang"):
Schmidt Friedrich, Gen. Maj.

So Sven, mehr hab ich nicht! Gruß

User avatar
Trommelfeuer
Member
Posts: 403
Joined: 31 Mar 2003 15:40
Location: Hamburg, Germany

:-) :-) :-)

Post by Trommelfeuer » 09 Jan 2004 23:15

Herzlichen Dank für die Infos und deine Mühe! Ich wünsch' dir was! :)

These informations are really very welcome!

Gruß, Sven

User avatar
Trommelfeuer
Member
Posts: 403
Joined: 31 Mar 2003 15:40
Location: Hamburg, Germany

...

Post by Trommelfeuer » 12 Jan 2004 22:48

Bump! 'cause I've made some more updates...

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 190
9 Apr '42: assigned to XXX Corps, 11st Army, Army Group South
Apr-May '42: 6 long-barrelled StuGs received and participated in the attack on Kertch
6 Jun '42: LIV Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South
7-30 Jun '42: conquest of Sevastopol
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 22nd Inf. Div., LIV Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South (6 StuGs with L/43 guns]
)

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 249
10 Jan 42 formed in WK III with three batteries
19 Feb 42 2./ Batterie sent to the Crimea. Kurowski very unclear as to the presence of the rest of the battalion.
23 May 42 remainder of battalion had arrived prior to this date; 11th Army, Army Group South
6 Jun 42 XXX Corps, 11th Army, Army Group South
[Niehorster: Jul 42, 11th Army, Army Group South


I./Flak-Regiment 64 (gem. mot.)
I./Flak-Regiment 64 (gem. mot.)
(1941/42 in Kerch and Sevastopol)

Stab/Flak-Regiment 18 (mot.)
Stab/Flak-Regiment 18 (mot.) – Oberst Friedrich-Franz Rittner
( June ‘42 at Sevastopol )

Greetings, Sven

Return to “German Strategy & General German Military Discussion”