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Author Topic: TO&E Belgian 1st & 2nd wave Inf Div May 1940  (Read 4397 times)
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« on: 7 March 2010, 20:39:33 »
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1st Wave Divisions
1st Division
2nd Division
3rd Division
4th Division
5th Division
6th Division

2nd Wave Divisions
7th Division
8th Division
9th Division
10th Division
11th Division
12th Division

Divisional Staff
Staff (16/59)1
Artillery Command (5/17)
1 Bicycle Company
Infantry Brigade:
3 Infantry Regiments, each with: (88/3,300)
1 Radio Platoon
2 Bicycle Companies
3 Infantry Battalions, each with:
3 Infantry Companies (12 LMGs)
1 Machine Gun Company (12 HMGs)
1 Heavy Weapons Battalion,
1 Machine Gun Company (12 HMGs)
1 Infantry Support Gun Company (8 light guns)
1 (mot) Anti-tank Copmany (8 50mm guns)
Artillery Regiment: (105/2,690)
1 Signal Platoon
1st & 2nd Battalions, each with:
3 Btrys (4-75mm guns ea)
3rd & 4th Battalions, each with:
3 Btrys (4-75mm guns ea)
5th Battalion
3 Btrys (4-105mm howitzers ea)

Division Troops: (39/1,465)
Anti-Tank Battalion
1 (mot) Platoon (12 self propelled 50mm guns)
1 (mot) Platoon (12 mot 50mm guns)
Signals Battalion
1 (mot) Signals Company
1 (mot) Radio Company
1 Numbers are officers and men.
Pioneer Battalion
2 Pioneer Companies

Service Troops:
Supply Colum & Train (48/1,660)
1 (mot) Flak Platoon (16-20mmguns)
1 (mot) Munition Column
3 Horse Drawn Baggage Columns
5 (mot) Supply Columns
1 (mot) Supply Company
1 (mot) Maintenance Company
Medical Battalion (53/670)
2 (mot) Heavy Ambulances
5 (mot) Medical Companies
2 (mot) Field Hospitals
1 (mot) Light Ambulances

Total Weapons:
324 LMGs, 144 SMGs, 36-48 at guns, 24 Infantry guns, 48 field cannons, 12 light field howitzers.

Notes:
1.) The bicycle reconnaissance squadron of the infantry division were formed into a reconnaissance battalion that consisted of a staff, two cavalry platoons and four bicycle platoons.
2.) It is uncertain if the infantry had a second AT company.
3.) The signals battalion carried the divisional number.

Records of Headquarters, German Army High Command, national Archives Microcopy No. T-78, Roll 444, American Historical Association Committee for the Study of War Documents, Washington, DC., 1960
Copyright GFN 1992.
Thanks to Steve overton and HSG
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