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Let's Build: 1. Infanterie Division

Post by Marcus » 14 Mar 2005 17:57

In an effort to improve and expand the unit histories on the site, we will be launching a new series of "Let's Build" threads (for an example of a history compiled based on these threads see the 102. Infanterie-Division).
The object is to pool our collective knowledge and reconstruct these units. No contribution is too small, no fact too obscure, equipment, armament, manpower strength, high award holders, biographical information, photographs, reference material or combat reports, everything is welcome, just remember to mention the source of your information.

This thread is dedicated to information on 1. Infanterie Division.



btw. as always, if you are interested in helping out with the site, for example by compiling material from the Let's Build threads for articles on the site, please send me a pm or email, thanks.

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Post by Miha Grcar » 17 Mar 2005 21:09

Here is some stuff that I found on the web (Feldgrau, Axis, Die Deutche Wehrmacht, Lexikond der Wehrmacht..)

Commanders
General der Infanterie Joachim von Kortzfleisch (1 Sep 1939 - 1 Mar 1940)
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel (1 Mar 1940 - 12 July 1941)
Generalleutnant Dr Friedrich Altrichter (12 July 1941 - 4 Sep 1941)
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel (4 Sep 1941 - 16 Jan 1942)
General der Infanterie Martin Grase (16 Jan 1942 - 30 June 1943)
General der Infanterie Ernst-Anton von Krosigk (1 July 1943 - 10 May 1944)
Generalmajor Hans-Joachim Baurmeister (10 May 1944 - 8 June 1944)
General der Infanterie Ernst-Anton von Krosigk (8 June 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
Generalleutnant Hans Schittnig (1 Oct 1944 - 27 Feb 1945)
Generalleutnant Henning von Thadden (27 Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945)


Area of operations
Poland (Sep 1939 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - June 1941)
Eastern front, northern sector (June 1941 - Oct 1943)
Eastern front, southern sector (Oct 1943 - Apr 1944)
Eastern front, central sector (May 1944 - Jan 1945)
East Prussia (May 1945 - May 1945)

Nicknames
Friedrich der Große
Ostpreußen

Order of battle (Sep 1939)
Infanterie Regiment 1
3x Battalion
Infanterie Regiment 22
3x Battalion
Infanterie Regiment 43
3x Battalion
Artilerie Regiment 1
1. Abteilung
2. Abteilung
3. Abteilung
4. Abteilung
Feldersatz Battalion 1
Reconnaissance Battalion 1
Pazerjäger Abteilung 1
Pioneer Battalion 1
Signals Battalion 1
Supply troops


Order of battle (May 1941)
Infantry Regiment 1
3x Battalion
Infantry Regiment 22
3x Battalion
Infantry Regiment 43
3x Battalion
Artillery Regiment 1
1. Battalion
2. Battalion
3. Battalion
4. Battalion
Feldersatz Battalion 1
Reconnaissance Battalion 1
Panzerjäger Battalion 1
Pioneer Battalion 1
Signals Battalion 1
Supply Troops

Order of battle (Sep 1943)
Grenadier Regiment 1
1. Battalion
2. Battalion
Infantry Gun Company
Panzerjäger Company
Fusilier Regiment 22
1. Battalion
2. Battalion
Infantry Gun Company
Panzerjäger Company
Grenadier Regiment 43
1. Battalion
2. Battalion
Infantry Gun Company
Panzerjäger Company
Reconnaissance Battalion 1
3x Schwadron
Panzerjäger Battalion 1
4x Kompanie
Artillery Regiment 1
1. Battalion
2. Battalion
3. Battalion
4. Battalion
Pioneer Battalion 1
Signals Battalion 1
1. Kompanie
2. Kompanie
Supply Troops

Knight's Cross Holders


Karl-Heinz Brunsiek 5 Apr 1945
Waldemar Demand 17 Mar 1945
Werner Graebner 30 Sep 1944
Martin Grase 18 Oct 1941
Gustav Gromeik 19 Jun 1942
Hans Halten 4 Jun 1944
Heinrich Held 12 Dec 1944
Heinrich Hennig 9 Jun 1944
Ulrich Iffland 3 Dec 1943
Fritz Jacobeit 11 Mar 1945
Franz Juschkat 17 Feb 1943
Friedrich Keussler 23 Feb 1944
Philipp Kleffel 17 Feb 1942
Robert Klima 10 Aug 1943
Ernst-Anton Krosigk 12 Feb 1944
Walter Kuhn 23 Aug 1943
Walter Lange 10 Feb 1943
Otto Lasch 17 Jul 1941
Karl Leimbach 17 Mar 1945
Hans Lindenau 17 Mar 1945
Alfred Matern 4 Sep 1943
Bruno Moysies 6 Mar 1944
Albert Müller 4 Oct 1944
Norbert Ottawa 7 Sep 1943
Hans-Georg Romeike 3 Sep 19430
Wilhelm Sabottki 20 Mar 1944
Heinrich Schaten 9 May 1945
Franz Scheidies 5 Aug 1940
Otto Schlesinger 21 Apr 1944
Helmut Schnaarschuh 4 Oct 1944
Wolfgang Sichert von Sichartshofen 4 May 1944
Herbert Singer 5 May 1945
Fritz Stillger 14 Jun 1943
Franz Thiel 11 May 1945
Artur Tiefensee 3 Aug 1944
Theodor Tollsdorff 4 Dec 1941
Karl Trautmann 17 Mar 1945
Gottfried Uhling 26 Nov 1944
Horst Weissenberg 23 Mar 1945
Otto Witt 21 Sep 1944
Karl Wohlgemuth 30 Sep 1944

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1. Infanterie Division

Post by donwhite » 05 May 2005 01:47

If I'm reading Tessin correctly, Each Infantary Regiment rebuilt a new 3rd battalion in 1944?


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Post by Sbf.Koch » 05 May 2005 17:28

From different websites (FeldGrau, ritterkreuztrager.de):

Originally formed as the beginning of Germany's first wave of rearmament, the division was first given the title of Wehrgauleitung Königsberg, soon after having this changed to Artillerieführer I. These names were an effort to cover the expansion of infantry divisions from seven to twenty-one. The division's infantry regiments were built up from the 1.(Preussisches)Infanterie-Regiment of the 1.Division of the Reichswehr. The division's Prussian heritage is represented by the Hohenzollern coat of arms that serves as the divisional insignia. Upon the official revelation of the Wehrmacht, the unit recieved its title of 1.Infanterie-Division.

The division took part in the Polish Campaign with a major role, and the French Campaign with a more minor role. It entered Russia with Army Group North, and remained in the region of Leningrad until October 1943, when it was transferred to Army Group Centre (which was renamed Army Group North on 25 January 1945). The division fought to the end, finishing in East Prussia in 1945.

Organization:

Unit Emblems:

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1. Infanterie Division organization:

  • Infanterie-Regiment 1
    Infanterie-Regiment 22
    Infanterie-Regiment 43
    Machinegewehr-Bataillon 31
    Artillerie-Regiment 1
    I./Artillerie-Regiment 37
    Panzer-Abwehr-Abteilung 1
    Aufklarüng-Abteilung 1
    Pionier-Bataillone 1
    Nachrichten-Abteilung 1
    Sanitäts-Abteilung 1
The division's 1st RitterKreuz-recepient: GeneralMajor der Infanterie Franz Scheidies [8-5-1940]
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The division's last Ritterkreuz-recepient: Heinrich Schaten [5-9-1945]

  • Division's 1st action: Gkdo. z.b.V. Korps, 3. Armee, Armee-Gruppe Nord, East Prussia, Poland, September 1939

    Division's last action: XXVI. Korps, Ostpreussen, Pillau, April 1945

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Post by von Adler » 06 May 2005 15:17

The division took part in the invasion of Poland, where it, coming from the north, attacked Polish forces from the Modlin Army (primarily the 8th and 20th infantry divisions and the Mazowiecka cavalry brigade) that had entrenched themselves around the Mlawa fortified positions. The Poles held on well in the wooded landscape and it was not until the German troops (including the 1. Infantrie-division) managed to drive a wedge between the Mazowiecka cavalry brigade and the 20th infantry division and threaten to outflank them both that the Poles, in good order, retreated southwards.

As the Panzerverband Kempf, the only mobile part of the 3. Armee that was attacking Mlawa, had been rebuffed with high casualties and the 1. Kavalleri-brigade were busy fighting the Podlaska cavalry brigade of the Narew Group, the Poles were able to retreat without being cut off, closely followed by the Germans. The 8th infantry division actually managed to retreat all the way to Warsaw - several of the German divisions that fought at Mlawa would be part of the final assault on Wasaw, but not the 1. Infantrie-division.

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Post by Miha Grcar » 07 May 2005 19:03

The “Woodrig” Korps, which included the 1. Infanterie-Division and 12. Infanterie-Division, pushed east of Warsaw where it advenced on western bank or river Bug. It encircled some polish forces which surrounded around the 14.9.1939 (which unit that was that I don't know). Any possible help here? After the surrender of the small pocket it advanced further south-east. After the campaign was over the Korps held the line on the Bug.

One more question, although it was an infantry division I was also told that it had motorised infantry regiments in 1944 - can this be proven?

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Post by Gothard » 22 May 2005 14:41

donwhite wrote:If I'm reading Tessin correctly, Each Infantary Regiment rebuilt a new 3rd battalion in 1944?


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Sept 1939 - Sept 1940
they had 3 Regts of 3 battalions. ( Sept 1940 the 3rd battalion of each regt was taken away to form 121 Inf div. )
Sept 1940 they created 3 new Battalions.

Sept 1940 - May 1942
they had 3 Regts of 3 battalions. ( May 1942 the 3rd batl of each regt was disbanded. )

May 1942 - Aug 1944
they had 3 Regts of 2 battalions. ( Aug 1944 they were ordered to form 3 new battalions )

Aug 1944 till end
they had 3 Regts of 3 battalions.

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Post by Miha Grcar » 07 Jun 2005 11:29

The following info comes from Tessin, provided by our great Commissar D.

Mobilised in August 1939 from:
Inf. Rgt. 1 with I., II., III. Battalion
Inf. Rgt. 22 with I., II., III. Battalion
Inf. Rgt. 43 with I., II., III. Battalion
Art. Rgt. 1 with I., II., III. Battalions
Art. Rgt. 37 with I. Battalion
Divisional supply units 1

In January 1940 the I. Ersatz Battalion became the III. / 336. Inf. Rgt. / 161. Infantry Division. In February 1940 the division saw more changes: Staff of I. / Inf. Rgt. 1 and II. / Inf. Rgt. 43 were given to the Inf. Rgt. 504 / Inf. Div. 291. Other units deteched from the division were:
- singnals platoon of the Inf. Rgt. 1,
- 13. Kp. / Inf. Rgt. 22,
- 1. Platoon and the Bicycle Squadron / Recce Batt. 1
- Staff and signals platoon / 2. Batterie / II. Batt. / Art. Rgt. 1

The supply units were also reorganised. On 21 September 1940 the I. / Inf. Rgt. 1, III. / Inf. Rgt. 22, III. / Inf. Rgt. 43 went to the 121. Infanterie Division. The units were rebuilt.

In May 1942 the III./ Inf. Rgt.1, III./ Inf. Rgt. 22 II./ Inf. Rgt. 43 which left the divisions with six battalions. On 12 November 1942 the Inf. Rgt. 22 was renamed to Fusilier Regiment 22.

The 4. Artillery Battalion had 3 batteries of 3x 150mm sFH & 2 LMGs while the other Battalions had 3 batteries of 4x 105mm lFH & 2 LMGs.

Order of battle (3 May 1941)
1. Infanterie Divison
-Divisional Staff
-Mapping detachment 1 (mot)

Infanterie Regiment 1
-Regimental Staff
-Regimental Band
-Signals Platoon
-Pioneer Platoon
-Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon
-3x Infantry Battalion
--3x Infantry Company
--1x Machine gun Company
-1x Infantry gun Company
-1x Panzerjager Company (mot)

Infanterie Regiment 22
-Regimental Staff
-Regimental Band
-Signals Platoon
-Pioneer Platoon
-Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon
-3x Infantry Battalion
--3x Infantry Company
--1x Machine gun Company
-1x Infantry gun Company
-1x Panzerjager Company (mot)

Infanterie Regiment 43
-Regimental Staff
-Regimental Band
-Signals Platoon
-Pioneer Platoon
-Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon
-3x Infantry Battalion
--3x Infantry Company
--1x Machine gun Company
-1x Infantry gun Company
-1x Panzerjager Company (mot)

Reconnaissance Battalion 1
-Signals Platoon (mot)
-Mounted Reconnaissance Squadron
-Bicycle Squadron
-Heavy Reconnaissance Company (mot)
-Armoured car Section
-Infantry gun Section
-Panzerjager Section

Panzerjager Battalion 1
-3x Panzerjager Company (mot)

Artillerie Regiment 1
-Signals Platoon
-Weather Detachment
-4x Battalion
--Signlas Platoon
--Calibration Detachment
--3x Battery

Feldersatz Battalion 1

Pioneer Battalion 1
-Battalion Staff
-Battalion Band
-3x Pioneer Company
-Light Pioneer Supply Column

Signals Battalion 1
-Telephone Company (mot)
-Radio Company (mot)
-Signals Supply Column (mot)

Divisional Supply Units 1
-Light Supply Columns (mot)
--1. Column
--2. Column
--3. Column
-Supply Columns (horse drawn)
--4. Column
--5. Column
--6. Column
-Light Supply Columns
-7. Column
-8. Column
-9. Column
-Bakery Company (mot) 1
-Butcher Company (mot) 1
-Divisional Administration
-Medical Units
--Medical Company (mot)
--Medical Company
--Ambulance Company
-Veterinary Troop
-Field Police Detachment (mot) 1
-Field Post Office (mot) 1

The 4. Artillery Battalion had 3 batteries of 3x 150mm sFH & 2 LMGs while the other Battalions had 3 batteries of 4x 105mm lFH & 2 LMGs.

The OOB for late 1943 will follow...

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Post by CHRISCHA » 16 Jun 2005 20:49

From 'The German Order of Battle' book from 1944.

Repitition of the above, and less detail, but of intrest.

Commander:-Genlt. Martin GRASE (53)
Composition:- Gren. Regts. 1, 22, 43; Art. Regt. 1; Pi. Btl. 1; Pz. Jag. Abt. 1; Aufkl. Abt. 1; Nachr. Abt. 1.
Auxillery unit number:- 1.
Home station:- Insterburg (Wkr. 1).
Active division. Personnel partly East Prussian, partly from the Rhineland. Fought well in Poland, less actively engaged in France. Engaged on the Northern Russian front since June, 1941. It appears to have gained particular distinction during fighting south of Lake Ladoga in summer, 1943.

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Post by Miha Grcar » 29 Jun 2005 10:56

Here's the rest...finnally.

In 1942-1943 the division was assigned with 7th and 8th Sound Raging Troops. The Panzerjager battalion contained Stug and a 20mm Flak company. All of the Pioneer companies were horse-drawn and the Feldersatz battalion had 3 companies.

1. Infanterie Divison (September 1943)
-Divisional Staff
-Mapping detachment 1 (mot)

Grenadier Regiment 1
-Regimental Staff
-Regimental Band
-Regimental Staff Company
--Signals Platoon
--Pioneer Platoon
--Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon
-2x Grenadier Battalion
--3x Grenadier Company
--1x Machine gun Company
-1x Infantry gun Company
-1x Panzerjager Company (mot)

Grenadier Regiment 43
-Regimental Staff
-Regimental Band
-Regimental Staff Company
--Signals Platoon
--Pioneer Platoon
--Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon
-2x Grenadier Battalion
--3x Grenadier Company
--1x Machine gun Company
-1x Infantry gun Company
-1x Panzerjager Company (mot)

Fusilier Regiment 22
-Regimental Staff
-Regimental Band
-Regimental Staff Company
--Signals Platoon
--Pioneer Platoon
--Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon
-2x Grenadier Battalion
--3x Grenadier Company
--1x Machine gun Company
-1x Infantry gun Company
-1x Panzerjager Company (mot)

Reconnaissance Battalion 1
-2x Bicycle Squadron
-1x Reconnaissance Squadron (mot)

Panzerjager Battaillon 1
-2x Panzerjager Company (mot)
-1x Sturmgeschutz Battery
-1x Self Propelled Flak Company
Artillerie Regiment 1
-Regimental Staff
-Regimental Band
-Regimental Battery
-4x Battalion
--Battalion Staff
--Battalion Battery
--3x Battery

Pioneer Battalion 1
-Battalion Staff
-3x Pioneer Company
-Light Pioneer Supply Column

Signals Battalion 1
-Telephone Company (mot)
-Radio Company (mot)
-Signals Supply Column (mot)

Divisional Supply Units 1
-Supply Troops Staff
-90-ton Transportation Company
-Light Supply Columns
--6x Supply Column
-Supply Company 1
-Maintenance Company 1
-Bakery Company (mot) 1
-Butcher Company (mot) 1
-Divisional Administration
-Medical Units
--Medical Company (mot)
--Medical Company
--Ambulance Company
-Veterinary Troop 1
-Administration Platoon (mot) 1
-Field Police Detachment (mot) 1
-Field Post Office (mot) 1

The 4. Artillery Battalion had 3 batteries of 3x 150mm sFH & 2 LMGs while the other Battalions had 3 batteries of 4x 105mm lFH & 2 LMGs.

On 8 November 1944 the Panzerjager was directed to contain a Heavy Panzerjager Company (motZ), a Sturmgeschutz Detachment and a (motZ) Flak with 20mm Flak Guns. The grenadier regiments were ordered to form 3 battalions each. The Reconnaissance Battalion was rebuilt using Lehr Reconnaissance Battalion.

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1.Division : 01.03.1939

Post by JPK » 12 Jul 2005 10:30

Friedenheeres am 3.1.1939

1.Division: Interburg

Divisionkommandeur:...........Gen.Maj. von Kortzfleisch
Ia........................................Maj.i.G. Steffer
IIa...................................... Rittm. Schmidtmann
III.......................................Kr.Ger.Rat Eisenblätter
Divisionarzt..........................Oberst-A. Dr. Forster
Divisionveterinär..................Oberst-Vet. Dr Bongler
Divisionintendant..................Int.Rat Stumpf

Infanterieregiment 1 Königsberg.....Oberst Weiss
I..........................................."......."........Obstlt. Chill
II.........................................."......."........Maj. von Proeck
III........................................."......."........Obstlt. Noack
Rgt.Vet.................................."........"...... St.Vet. Trenkler

Infanterieregiment 22 Gumbinnen...Oberst Schreder
I..........................................."......."........Maj. Domizlaff
II.........................................."......."........Maj. Knobelspiess
III.......................................Goldap.........Obstlt. Scheidies
E.........................................Gumbinnen...Obstlt. Hahne
Rgt.Vet.................................."........"...... St.Vet. Dr. Nickel

Infanterieregiment 43 Insterburg.....Oberst von Kropff
I..........................................."......."........Maj. Huethe
II.........................................."......."........Obstlt. Melzer
III........................................Tilsit............Obstlt Fixon
Rgt.Vet.................................Insterburg... St.Vet. Dr.Pollner

Maschinengewehrbataillon 31Königsberg..Obstlt Hauschulz
Panzerabwehrabbteilung 1 Goldap...........Obstlt. von Frankengerg u. Proschlitz
Pionierbataillon 1 Königsberg..................Obstlt. Meyer
Nachrichtenabteilung 1 Insterburg...........Obstlt. Stenzel
Sanitätsabteilung 1........"........"..............Ob.St.A. Dr Forster

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Post by Miha Grcar » 16 Jul 2005 18:24

At a feeble try attempt to provide new stuff, here are the subordinations of the division throughout the war. The following info is from Lexikon der Wehrmach and Feldgrau. The info on both sites are indentical...

Korps / Army / Army Group / Duration

Gen.Kdo. zbV., 3. Armee, Nord -- (September 1939)
?? -- (November 1939)
z.f.Vfg., 6. Armee, B -- (December 1939)
z.Vfg., 6. Armee, B -- (January 1940)
z.Vfg., 6. Armee, B -- (May 1940)
I Korps, 4. Armee, B -- (June 1940)
I Korps, 7. Armee, B -- (July 1940 - August 1940)
I Korps, 18. Armee, B -- (September 1940 - April 1941)
I Korps, 18. Armee, C -- (May May 1941)
I Korps, 18. Armee, Nord -- (June 1941)
XXVI Korps, 18. Armee, Nord -- (July 1941)
XXXXI Korps, Panzergruppe 4, Nord -- (August 1941)
XXXVIII Korps, 18. Armee, Nord -- (September 1941 - October 1941)
z.Vfg., 18. Armee, Nord -- (November 1941)
XXVIII Korps, 18. Armee, Nord -- (December 1941 - April 1942)
XXVI Korps, 18. Armee, Nord -- (May 1942)
I Korps, 18. Armee, Nord -- (June 1942 - December 1942)
XXVI Korps, 18. Armee, Nord -- (January 1943)
LIV Korps, 18. Armee, Nord -- (February 1943 - March 1943)
XXVI Korps, 18. Armee, Nord -- (April 1943 - August 1943)
XXVIII Korps, 18. Armee, Nord -- (September 1943 - December 1943)
z.Vfg, 1.Pz.Armee, Süd -- (January 1944)
XXXXVI Korps, 1. Pz.Armee, Süd -- (February 1944 - March 1944)
III Korps, 1. Pz. Armee, Nordukraine -- (April 1944)
XXXVI Korps, 1. Pz. Armee, Nordukraine -- (May 1944 - June 1944)
LIX Korps, 1. Pz.Armee, Nordukraine -- (July 1944)
XXVI Korps, 3. Pz.Armee, Mitte -- (August 1944)
XXVI Korps, 4. Armee, Mitte -- (September 1944 - October 1944)
XXVI Korps, 3. Pz.Armee, Mitte -- (November 1944 - December 1945)
XXVI Korps, 3. Pz.Armee, Mitte -- (January 1945)
XXXXI Korps, 4. Armee, Nord -- (February 1945)
z.Vfg., Heeresgruppe Nord -- (March 1945)
XXVI Korps -- (April 1945)

I hope I will be able to contribute better stuff soon... :oops:

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Post by Tom Nutter » 28 Jul 2005 03:27

Snapshots from the French campaign

Divisional casualties May 23-May 27 1940
KIA 234
WIA 830
MIA 87

Officer casualties same period
KIA
Lt. Graf zu Dohna Stab 1.Div
Oblt. Prinz Wilhelm v.Pr. IR 1 (died of wounds, Feldlazarett Nivelle)
Lt. Schmidt IR 22
Lt. Oellmann IR 22
Lt. Karusseit IR 43
Lt. Warkentin IR 43
Lt. Imhoff IR 43
Lt. Bouchee Pi.Batl.1
Lt. Reining Pz.Jag.Abt.1
Lt. Sydow Pz.Jag.Abt.1
Ob.Arzt Dr.Kuehn San.Kp.2/1

WIA
Major Schulte-Heuthaus IR 1
Major Wisetzki IR 1
Hptm. Kemsat IR 1
Hptm. Jordan IR 1
Oblt. Goldenbaum IR 1
Oblt. Pallat IR 1
Lt. Heinemann IR 1
Lt. Beel IR 1
Lt. Zerwer IR 1
Lt. Reschke IR 1
Lt. Weiss IR 1
Oblt. Tolsdorf IR 22
Lt. Kerbstat IR 22
Lt. Geilenberg IR 22
Lt. Lenz IR 22
Major v.Basse IR 43
Hptm. de la Motte IR 43
Oblt. Alm IR 43
Oblt. v. Ruthendorf IR 43
Oblt. Kinder IR 43
Ob. Mus.Mstr. Michalowski IR 43
Lt. Domnick IR 43
Lt. Schroeder IR 43
Lt. Weller IR 43
Lt. Schmidtke IR 43
Lt. Canders IR 43

Casualties IR 43, 15-16 May 1940
KIA Offz. 12 Uffz. 36 Mannsch. 146
WIA Offz. 19 Uffz. 85 Mannsch. 527
MIA Mannsch. 9

Weapons IR 43 16 May 1940
Seitengewehr 98 33
Karabiner 98k 255
Pistole 08 172
l.M.G. 34 38
Masch.Pist. 363
Panz.Buechse 53
l. Gr.W. 36 4
l. I. G. 18 1

Vehicles IR 43 16 May 1940
Wagons 11
Motorcycles 29
Armored cars 3
Light trucks 35
Medium trucks 1
Heavy trucks 1

Personnel IR 43 16 May 1940
Offz. 39 (including 1 Mus.Mstr., 1 San.Offz., 7 Vet.Offz.)
Uffz. 74
Mannsch 775

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Post by Tom Nutter » 28 Jul 2005 04:25

I neglected to add an interesting point of comparison. Bearing in mind that the French campaign is sometimes thought to have been an easy one for the German army, IR 43 suffered a total of 834 casualties on 15-16 May 1940 (see previous post). By comparison, in the Battle of the Huertgen Forest, and specifically between 2 -10 November 1944, 112 Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division (US army) suffered a total of 875 casualties (46 officers, 829 other ranks) in the fighting around Schmidt, as a result of which 112th Infantry Regiment was incapable of further operations.

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1 ID 15 - 16 may 1940

Post by tigre » 29 Jul 2005 18:38

Hi Tom , nice to meet you.

Do you have any report about the fights on 15 and 16 may 1940, wich was the 1 ID task and where was the engagement? Thanks in advance and regards. Tigre.

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