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18.12.2014 As promised, the enhanced Japanese Initial Operations, December 1941–July 1942 pages have been uploaded.
There are still a few holes. (Well, more than a few …) Some of these will be filled, some as I take the time, and others as more data becomes available. Ongoing project.
Many thanks to Al Alsleben, Martin Favorite, Minoru Kawamoto, and Tadashi Yoda, as well as to the people at Combined Fleet.
01.11.2014 The Vichy Army in France order of battle for 15.04.1941 has been uploaded.
With thanks to Lee Sharp.
The beginnings of the Vichy Air Force in France order of battle for 15.04.1941 has also been added.
29.10.2014 Just to keep you fed:
   The Estonian Army order of battle for 03.09.1939 has been corrected and augmented.
   The Latvian Army order of battle for 03.09.1939 has been added.
   The Lithuanian Army order of battle for 03.09.1939 has been added.
Many thanks to Marek Suplat, who provided much of this information, and Susan Cross, for organizational and air force input.
22.08.2014 Update — because I have had several anxious enquiries …
The site is alive and kicking. And so am I. Thank you kindly for asking.
Although nothing has been reported here, I have been busy updating and enhancing many pages.
What has also been occupying a lot of my time is a continuation of the Japanese Initial Operations, this time dealing with the period between January and June 1942.
A major task. To be uploaded soon, I hope.
29.07.2013 The Allied Order of Battle for Operation Neptune on 06.06.1944 has been amended, specifically
    The First U.S. Army order of battle for 06.06.1944 has been heavily revised.
    The Third U.S. Army order of battle for 06.06.1944 has been added.
       Many thanks to Richard C. Anderson, Jr. for his support.
    The Ninth U.S. Air Force's Troop Carrier Command for 06.06.1944 has been revised.
       In this case, the thanks once again go to Mark Boland.
11.06.2013 More modern stuff, but as many of you share my love of orders of battle:
   BAOR Order of Battle July 1989 [downloadable PDF files] by Louis Vieuxbill
   Die Bundeswehr 1989 [downloadable PDF files] (in German) by O.W. Dragoner
   Die Streitkräfte der U.S.A. in Europa 1989 [downloadable PDF files] (in German; the designations are in English) by O.W. Dragoner
04.06.2013 A listing of Hungarian commands, formations, and units has been uploaded.
Basically, this is the third part of my "The Royal Hungarian Army, 1920 - 1945" book,
Somewhat corrected and amended. I will probably be adding further data over the coming months (years ?).
Enjoy.
18.02.2013 The Italian Army order of battle for 10.06.1940 has been corrected and augmented.
Much of the material was gleaned — with thanks — from Il Regio Esercito al 10 giugno 1940 by "Comandante Ramius" (In Italian)
09.01.2013 The RAF Middle East order of battle for 23.10.1942 has been augmented by many support units.
Thanks again to the lovely book "RAF Flying Training and Support Units" by Ray Sturtivant (RIP) and John Hamlin.
19.12.2012 The Australian, Indian, New Zealand, and South African orders of battle for early September 1939 have been amended or augmented.
See the British, Colonial, and Dominion Armies page.
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally done. With thanks to David A. Ryan, Graham Watson, Robert Michel.
19.12.2012 More British Authorized Organizations for the BEF of 1940 uploaded.
With many thanks for the help by the highly knowledgeable Alan Philson.
14.07.2012 The Imperial Japanese Navy order of battle dated 8./7.12.1941 updated and augmented.
Thanks to the fine efforts of Gilbert Casse, Peter Cundall , Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp, Allyn D. Nevitt, and A.P. "Tony" Tully at the Nihon Kaigun site.
01.07.2012 Updated the 10.05.1940 Belgian Army order of battle
Using information gathered from Walter Van Opstal's website De Achttiendaagse Veldtocht ("The Eight Day Campaign") (In Dutch)
01.07.2012 Added March 1940 Belgian Army planned mobilized organizations
Mainly based on Organisation de l'armée belge 1939 – 1940 "sur pied de guerre" and the works of Eric Simon,
and thanks to assistance by Dave Hollos from Oxford, England.
13.03.2012 Added the September 1939 Swedish Army administrative organization with mobilized units indicated, and the September 1939 organizations.
Thanks to Ola Riisager from Göteborg, Sweden.
01.01.2012 07.12.1941    US Army and USAAF heavily revised and updated. The revisions and updates are thanks to,
                      once again, Mark Boland;
                      Steven E. Clay's US Army Order of Battle, 1919–1941;
                      John Stanton for his work on the Harbor Defenses at Fort Wiki website;
                      and last but not least, The Coast Defense Study Group.
                      Enjoy.
13.10.2011 01.09.1939    German Army. Service units revised and augmented. Luftwaffe units attached to the Army revised.
01.09.1939    Polish Armed Forces. Some rearrangement of commands and assignments. Thanks to Wojciech Zalewski and Radoslaw Nozykowski.
25.09.2011 I know this is not World War II, but it is so good I include it here for those who like OOB of any period:
Netherlands Armed Forces Order of Battle 1985 by Hans Boersma
25.07.2011 Updated the errata for Tessin's magnus opus "Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939–1945".
Working on Volume 15, Part I. Kriegsstärkenachweisungen now, in which I will be including a list of KStN issued by the Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe.
24.07.2011 Added the 31.08.1939 Slovakian Army administrative organization and the 04.09.1939 Slovakian Field Army operational orders of battle.
10.07.2011 Well, another half year gone by. Time flys. These are the main areas affected:
   01.09.1939    Polish Armed Forces. Ground forces revised and ammended. Thanks to Wojciech Zalewski.
   03.09.1939    British Commonwealth Air Forces. Material added.
   03.09.1939    British Commonwealth Navies. Material added.
   10.05.1940    British Military Organizations. Material added. Thanks to the works of Alan Philson.
   22.06.1944    British Military Organizations. Material added. Thanks to assistance by Gary Kennedy and Mike Taylor.
   22.06.1944    German Armed Forces. The order of battle has been expanded. Still lots to do.
                          Thanks to Jos Vogel for artillery data, and Richard Anderson for his order of battle manuscript.
   Plus the usual lesser updates, amendments, and additions too many to indicate in detail. Please check the dates at the top of the pages.
17.12.2010 Have been busy with the site, and once again have forgotten to update this section. My abject apologies.
   30.11.1939    Finnish Defense Forces. The Army has been revised. Thanks to Juha Mäkinen.
   10.06.1940    Italy's Royal Air Force. Revised, commanders and operational aircraft added. More to come. Thanks to Davide Pastore.
   10.06.1940    Italy's Royal Navy. Cleaned up the naval commands. Coast defense organization added.
   05.04.1941    German Army. Commanders added.
   22.06.1941    German Army. Commanders added. Service units revised and augmented. Luftwaffe units attached to the Army revised.
   22.06.1941    Soviet Armed Forces. Work done on the military organizations.
   22.06.1941    Rumanian Army. Some work done on the organizations.
   29.06.1941    Finnish Air Defense Command. Revised. Thanks to the work of Jari Aromaa on his now-defunct site, Finnish Defense Forces in World War II.
   01.07.1941    Slovakian Armed Forces. Section started. More work to be done.
   01.11.1941    German Army Organizations. More company-sized organizations added.
   28.06.1942    German Army. Commanders added. Service units revised and augmented. Luftwaffe units attached to the Army revised.
   06.06.1944    2nd British Army. Now includes the VIIIth and XIIth Corps. An ongoing project. Lots still to do for both the Allies and the Axis forces.
   Plus the usual updates, tweaks, and twitches. Please check the dates at the top of the pages.
12.04.2010 The 6 June 1944 order of battle for the USAAF Eighth Air Force for the invasion of Normandy of (Operation Neptune) has been uploaded.
Many thanks, once again, to Mark Boland for important data.
More to follow.
29.01.2010 Outline of the Soviet order of battle for the Battle for Berlin, dated 3 April 1945.
This is another on-going project and is not finished.
More to follow. Contributions welcome.
29.01.2010 Manuscript for volume 3/V ( 22 June 1941, Military Government, Security, and Provost Marshal Forces; Prisoner-of-War Administration)
of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press, and will be available soon.
20.11.2009 Start of the order of battle for the planned invasion at England, dated 7 September 1940 (Operation Sea Lion / Unternehmen Seelöwe).
This is another on-going project and is not finished.
More to follow. Contributions welcome.
18.11.2009 I want to apologize to people who have sent me email over the last months. Owing to circumstances beyond my control, I have been and still am unable to answer the vast majority of them owing to a complete lack of time. If you have sent me an email and have not received a reply, please try again. I do read all email, but cannot guarantee that I shall reply.
26.03.2009 Have finally included the 8 April 1940 Royal Danish Navy order of battle.
Thanks to Benjamin Graff for providing all this information.
The 8 April 1940 Royal Danish Army Air Force page has also been amended, thanks to Ole Nikolajsen's website.
13.03.2009 Couldn't resist posting on this date (and there's two more this year !)
The Royal Albanian Army of 7 April 1939 . (See also the Italian Invasion force of that same date.)
Susan Cross sent me an email with this data, and, frankly, as so little apparently is known about this country's army, that rather doing the usual organigram, I have included the entire email as an article, so that the additional information is preserved.
Thank you, Susan. Nice work.
01.02.2009 Have been busy with the site, but have forgotten to update this section. Sorry.
New, updates, tweaks and twitches:
   01.09.1939  Estonian Armed Forces
   08.12.1941  Royal New Zealand Navy
   08.12.1941  Royal Australian Navy
   08.12.1941  Royal New Zealand Air Force
   01.11.1943  German company organizations
And the ongoing Normandy project, (more to come ... )
   06.06.1944  Royal Air Force
   06.06.1944  US Ninth Air Force
   06.06.1944  German Forces
In the works:
   Lithuanian Armed Forces
   Latvian Armed Forces
05.10.2008 The order of battle for the US Marine Corps on 7 December 1941 has been revised and redone.
02.10.2008 Start of the order of battle for the invasion at Normandy, 6 June 1944 (Operation Neptune), for the Allies and the Germans.
This is a major, on-going, project, and is not finished.
Many thanks to Richard Anderson for important data.
More to follow.
01.10.2008 Complete update for the 9 August 1945 Soviet Far East Command order of battle.
Still bits and pieces missing, but a lot further along.
Thanks to further research by Marek Suplat.
01.10.2008 You will no doubt have noticed that I have started making the images 1000 pixels wide, and allowing new text bits to find their own width.
28.09.2008 Today, 'World War II Armed Forces - Orders of Battle' has been online for 10 years.
Many thanks to all the contributors who have made this site possible. Bless you.
18.07.2008 The Armed Forces Commander South East (12th Army) has been amended for the 22 June 1941 (Fall Barbarossa) German Army order of battle. Note that it's for 20 July 1941, but this has the advantage that all the units slated for the East Front have departed the theater. Many thanks to Bill Russ.
20.06.2008 Manuscript for volume 3/III of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press, and will be printed soon.
30.09.2007 The air units have been added to the order of battle for the 30 November 1939 (Winter War) Soviet Armed Forces.
Thanks to information researched and provided by Marek Suplat.
17.09.2007 The 30 November 1939 (Winter War) order of battle for the Finnish Defense Forces has been uploaded.
Thanks to continuing research by Marek Suplat.
06.09.2007 The Maritime Arm of the Italian Air Force has been added to the 10 June 1940 Italian Navy order of battle.
05.09.2007 The Army of Norway have been added to the 28 June 1942 (Fall Blau) German Army order of battle.
Thanks to continued research by Bill Russ.
01.09.2007 The mobilized order of battle of the Czechoslovakian Army for 27 September 1938, which would have resisted a possible German attack (Fall Grün) has been uploaded.
28.08.2007 The Army order of battle for the 30 November 1939 (Winter War) Soviet Armed Forces has been uploaded.
Thanks to continuing research by Marek Suplat.
24.08.2007 The Deutsches Afrikakorps (German Africa Corps) has been added to the 22 June 1941 German Army order of battle.
02.08.2007 Manuscript for volume 1/III (Revised Edition) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press, and will be printed this month.
16.06.2007 The aviation and air defense units have been completely updated for the 22 June 1941 Soviet Army order of battle.
Thanks to intensive research by Craig Crofoot.
24.01.2007 Manuscript for volume 1/I-2 (new) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press, and will be printed soon.
03.12.2006 The entire 10 May 1940 order of battle for the British Expeditionary Force has been completly revised.
With thanks to Alan Philson and his three (so far) excellent books on this subject.
16.10.2006 Manuscript for Volume 3 of   The United States Armed Forces Order of Battle – 7 December 1941 (US Navy: US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard ) has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press.
19.09.2006 The 7th Army of Army Group D have been added to the 28 June 1942 (Fall Blau) German Army order of battle.
Thanks to continued research by Bill Russ.
11.09.2006 The administrative order of battle of 1 September 1939 for the Portuguese Armed Forces has been added.
Special thanks to Susan Cross for her painstaking research.
21.05.2006 The Border Guards (La Guardia alla Frontiera) have been added to the 10 June 1940 Italian Armed Forces order of battle.
10.05.2006 The peace time order of battle of 15 August 1940 for the Greek Armed Forces has been added.
Thanks to Nikolaos Stamatopoulos for his detailed information.
30.04.2006 The Royal Navy has had the Admiralty, staffs, as well as other bits and pieces added to the 3 September 1939 order of battle.
Thanks to extensive researched by Robert Michel.
29.04.2006 The British Army now includes the War office, many staffs including those controlled by the Colonial Office, as well as other bits and pieces added to the 3 September 1939 order of battle.
Thanks to extensive researched by Robert Michel.
28.04.2006 Large parts of the British controlled armed forces in India have been added to the 3 September 1939 order of battle.
Thanks to extensive researched by David A. Ryan and Robert Michel.
08.04.2006 Manuscript for volume 1/I-1 (new) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press, and will be printed this month.
30.01.2006 The Naval order of battle for the 30 November 1939 (Winter War) Soviet Armed Forces have been uploaded.
Thanks to information researched and provided by Marek Suplat.
18.12.2005 The Army of Norway have been added to the 22 June 1941 German Army order of battle.
Thanks to continued research by Bill Russ.
24.09.2005 Manuscript for Volume 2 of   The United States Armed Forces Order of Battle – 7 December 1941 (US Army: US Army Air Force Combat Command and Chief of Air Corps ) has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press.
18.08.2005 The 22 June 1941 German Army order of battle has been inching forward.
The first two armies of Heeresgruppe D have been done. More to come.
Thanks to Bill Russ for his ongoing research - albeit his being newly married. Congratulations and best wishes, Russ.
18.08.2005 Several divisional organizations of  December 1941 US Army have been added
18.08.2005 Manuscript for Volume 1 of   The United States Armed Forces Order of Battle – 7 December 1941 (US Army: US Army Corps Areas, Continental Commands, and Overseas Commands) has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press. Volume 2 follows shortly.
29.06.2005 Order of battle of the 8 December 1941 Royal Thai Armed Forces for those areas invaded by the Japanese has been added.
Many thanks to Vip Klykoom who provided the information.
24.04.2005 Uploaded a big file of Imperial Japanese Navy commanders. This is an ongoing project, so check back for updates.
Many thanks to Jeff Donahoo and Al Alsleben for providing data.
16.04.2005 Manuscript for volume 5/III (new) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press.
23.03.2005 Manuscript for volume 5/II (new) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press.
19.03.2005 Uploaded Bernard Vanden Bloock's article Belgian Fortifications, May 1940,
Bernard will be adding new bits and pieces in the future.
07.03.2005 The organizations and the order of battle of the 10 May 1940 Belgian Army has been totally revised.
Thanks to Renaud Delhaye for the majority of this data.
07.02.2005 Manuscript for volume 4/I (Revised Edition) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press, and will be printed this month.
10.01.2005 The order of battle of the 8 August 1942 8th Italian Army on the East Front has been completely revised and expanded.
Many thanks to Enrico Tagliazucchi for his contributions.
03.01.2005 Manuscript for volume 3/II (Revised Edition) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press, and will be printed this month.
26.12.2004 The start of the 1 July 1941 Independent State of Craotia order of battle has been uploaded.
Thanks to Michael Lenz; more to follow.
05.12.2004 Manuscript for volume 3/I (Revised Edition) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press, and will be printed this month.
26.11.2004 The Railroad Engineers have been added to the 1 September 1939 German Army order of battle.
Thanks once again to intense research by Bill Russ.
15.11.2004 The order of battle showing the major ships and aircraft units of the 3 September 1939 French Navy has been uploaded.
This is the work of Mark E. Horan, Don Kindell, and Lucien Morareau. I merely transcribed their information.
06.11.2004 The 1st Field Army of the 1943 Royal Thai Army order of battle has been uploaded.
Thanks to Vip Klykoom.
05.11.2004 Manuscript for volume 2/II (2nd Revised Edition) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press, and will be printed this month.
06.10.2004 Manuscript for volume 5/I (new) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') has been sent to the publishers, The Military Press, and will be printed this month.
21.09.2004 Some more gaps filled for the 28 June 1942 German Army East Front Offensive (Fall Blau).
Lots of reverse engineering using Tessin and the Kriegsgliederung des Feldheeres of 15.06.42.
Still missing several armies, the Rumanians, the Italians, and other bits and pieces.
01.09.2004 Rear area units for the 22 June 1941 German Army East Front Offensive (Fall Barbarossa) have been enhanced.
14.08.2004 Further details of the 28 June 1942 German Army East Front Offensive (Fall Blau) has been uploaded.
Still has gaps, but we're getting there. Thanks once more to Bill Russ.
14.08.2004 The 6 April 1941 Royal Yugoslav Riverine and Lake Forces have been heavily revised.
Thanks to information provided by Michael Lenz.
29.07.2004 Manuscripts for volumes 1/III (new) and 2/I (completely revised) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') have been sent to the publishers, The Military Press. Vol. 1/III will be printed this month, Vol. 2/I early August.
20.07.2004 The beginnings of the 28 June 1942 German Army East Front Offensive (Fall Blau) has been uploaded.
As you can see, there are still some holes. Thanks once again to Bill Russ who provided the original documents.
03.05.2004 The latest volume (4/II) of my German World War II Organizational Series (aka 'The Grey Series') is being published by The Military Press. They are also publishing the 3rd, heavily revised edition of Vol. 1/I. More in the pipeline.
01.05.2004 Well, I'm back. Sorry for the gap. My internet provider disappeared while I was away.
AND my e-mail address file, which was stored there, is gone also.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.

- Please note that I have changed the symbol for air reconnaissance and observation units.

- The start of an errata page for my Hungarian Army book has been added.

- The Hungarian Army section has been completely redone, and many parts added.

- The 9 April 1940 German Armed Forces Scandinavian Campaign order of battle have been revised.

- The 9 April 1940 Norwegian Navy Scandinavian Campaign order of battle has been revised and expanded.

- The 10 May 1940 German Army service and supply as well as the Commander-in-Chief East (Oberost) units have been added.
  Thanks to Bill Russ for discovering the corresponding original documents.

- The 10 May 1940 Belgian Army Air Defense Command has been added.

- The 5 April 1941 Italian Army and Air Force Balkan Campaign order of battle has been completely revised and expanded.
  Many thanks, once again, to Enrico Tagliazucchi for a great research effort.

- The 22 June 1941 German Army infantry divisions have been completed.

– The 1 August 1941 Italian Expeditionary Corps in Russia has been added

- The 8 December 1941 British and Dominion Royal Navies in the Pacific have been completed.

- The 8 December 1941 China Command of the British Far East Command has been completely revised.

- The 8 December 1941 Vichy French Army of Indochina has been added.
  Many thanks to Nowfel Leulliot for his assistance.

- The December 1941 Imperial Japanese Armed Forces intital operational orders of battle have been added.

- The 14 July 1942 Imperial Japanese Navy order of battle after the mid-1942 reorganization has been added.
  Thanks to Al Alsleben and 'Maisov' for major assistance.

- The 8 November 1942 Invasion of North Africa (Operation Torch) has been added.
  Thanks to Nowfel Leulliot and Lucien Morareau for their contributions.

02.08.02 The 11 March 1938 Austrian Army and Airforce order of battle for the German invasion of Austria - Fall Otto - has been uploaded.
30.06.02 Ongoing updates to the order of battle for the 22 June 1941 German Army.
Check the dates at the top.
Thanks, Bill Russ, for doing the spadework.
20.05.02 Finally got around to doing the April 1940 Scandiavian Campaign order of battle for the German Armed Forces.
23.04.02 Massive update to the order of battle for the 1 September 1939 German Army.
Thanks to important contributions by Jason Long, Bill Russ and Wig Graves.
19.04.02 Added the ground support units of the 10 June 1940 Italian Air Force stationed in Libya and East Africa.
Thank you very much Enrico Tagliazucchi, for another great effort!
13.04.02 Massive update to the order of battle for the April 1941 German Army forces participating in the Balkan operations.
Thanks to Bill Russ and to Wig Graves for their assistance.
26.03.02 The complete 10 May 1940 German Army order of battle for the 1940 French Campaign is up, including all GHQ units.
Hugh amounts of very special thanks to Wig Graves who discovered and sent me the offical German Kriegsgliederung.
25.03.02 Completed the Philippine Army Air Corps of the 8 December 1941 US Army in the Far East order of battle.
Many thanks to Susan R. Cross for providing the details.
23.03.02 The 11 March 1938 German Army order of battle for Fall 'Otto' - the invasion of Austria is up.
17.03.02 Revised the 6 April 1941 Yugoslavian Armed Forces order of battle.
25.01.02 Added many ground support units of the 10 June 1940 Italian Air Force stationed in Europe.
Thank you, once again, Enrico Tagliazucchi, for an stupendous research effort!
21.01.02 Added the Philippine Army divisions to the 8 December 1941 US Army in the Far East order of battle
15.01.02 A month's worth of many minor changes, ammendments, and additions. Check the dates at the top of the pages.
Major update to the interesting links. Lost some good ones, and gained others.
09.12.01 Added the 7 April 1939 Italian Expeditionary Corps order of battle for the invasion of Albania.
Thanks to Enrico Tagliazucchi.
05.12.01 Added various German Army operational orders of battle for the Balkans.
This is an on-going project, and I hope to fill in some of the gaps. Assistance gratefully accepted.
30.11.01 Corrections to the 7 December 1941 Imperial Japanese Navy order of battle of the aircraft types and their strengths.
Check the dates at the top of the pages. Thanks to Al Alsleben of Independence, Oregon, USA.
25.11.01 Major additions and a few corrections to the 12 December 1941 Netherlands East Indies order of battle.
Thanks to a LTC Prof. Stellan Bojerud of the General Staff College, Stockholm, Sweden.
19.11.01 Added the Navy to the 17 July 1936 Spanish Civil War order of battle.
Thanks to special assistance from Antonio Palao Duarte and Carlos Javier Sanchez Martin.
18.11.01 Finally got around to revising the 10 May 1940 German Army order of battle. Its thin, but it's all I have. Contributuions welcomed.
31.10.01 Arvo Vercamer was kind enough to send me the September 1939 Afghan order of battle.
14.10.01 Further additions (in red) to the Tessin Errata Kreigssstärkenachweisungen (KStN). Check the date at the top of the pages.
06.10.01 Additions and amendments to the 17 July 1936 Spanish Civil War order of battle for the Battle.
Thanks to Jose Maria Serrano.
30.09.01 Big update on the 23 October 1942 Axis Armed Forces order of battle for the Battle of El Alamein.
Thanks to Enrico Tagliazucchi.
11.06.01 Have completely redone the 10 May 1940 British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to France, now including all the service and supply units, thanks to data provided by Dr. Graham Watson.
10.05.01 Added the Dominion Navies to the 3 September 1939 British Royal Navy order of battle. Thanks again to data provided by Bev Saylor, Donald Kindell and Mark E. Horan.
30.04.01 Added the very shakey beginnings of a 10 June 1940 Italian Territorial Army organization.
Special thanks once again to a very busy Enrico Tagliazucchi.
28.04.01 Added the 10 June 1940 Italian Fascist Militia Organizations.
Thanks to Enrico Tagliazucchi.
23.04.01 Completely redone the 'Interesting Links' section.
These are basically a copy of my personal list of WWII links. Enjoy.
23.04.01 Ammended the 17 July 1936 Spanish Army administrative order of battle to show the units that revolted and became the basis for the Nationalist Army, thanks to Antonio Palao Duarte.
20.04.01 Finally finished the 3.09.1939 British Royal Navy order of battle, thanks to further info from Donald Kindell and Mark E. Horan. Dominion navies to follow.
10.04.01 Added the 17 July 1936 Spanish Army Aviation administrative order of battle, thanks to Carlos Javier Sánchez Martín.
04.04.01 Added the 17 July 1936 Spanish Army administrative order of battle, once again thanks to data provided by Antonio Palao Duarte.
04.04.01 Added the 10 May 1940 Spanish Army and Airforce administrative orders of battle, thanks to further data provided by Antonio Palao Duarte.
02.04.01 The 6 June 1944 Spanish Army administrative order of battle has been uploaded, thanks to data provided by Antonio Palao Duarte.
29.03.01 The 6 June 1944 Spanish Air Force administrative order of has been uploaded, thanks to data by Antonio Palao Duarte.
26.03.01 The first 10 June 1940 Italian divisional military organizations have been uploaded, once again thanks to information provided by a very industrious Enrico Tagliazucchi.
22.03.01 Finally added the units and commanders for the 8 December 1941 military organizations of the Imperial Japanese Army units.
22.03.01 The first corrections to the 10 June 1940 order of battle for the Italian Army and the Italian Air Force have been uploaded, thanks to information provided by Enrico Tagliazucchi. More to come.
07.03.01 Don't know if any of you have noticed, but I have been sneaking in bits and pieces of the 3.09.1939 Royal Navy order of battle, thanks to Donald Kindell and Mark E. Horan for providing key information.
02.03.01 Updated the 7 December 1941 Alaska Defense Command thanks, once again, to data provided by Mark Boland.
22.02.01 Commanders added to the 22.06.1941 Soviet Rifle Divisions thanks again to data provided by Evgeni Drig.
20.02.01 Added the 20.05.1941 remaining Axis forces to the order of battle for The Battle for Crete .
19.02.01 Added the 20.05.1941 British and Commonwealth land forcesorder of battle for The Battle for Crete .
17.02.01 Added the 20.05.1941 Italian Air Force order of battle for The Battle for Crete.
15.02.01 Posted the 20.05.1941 German Luftwaffe (with all ground combat units) order of battle for The Battle for Crete.
15.02.01 Finally posted the first "The Campign for North Africa" orders of battle. See El Alamein, 23.10.1942.
07.12.00 Added the October 1940 Greek Army order of battle.
29.10.00 Discovered a related order of battle site: Armed Forces, by Henrik Krog.
20.09.00 The 1.09.1939 Polish Army's Naval and River Forces order of battle updated, thanks to a major input by Byron Bostwick.
17.09.00 Commanders added to the 22.06.1941 Soviet units order of battle and organizations thanks to data provided by Evgeni Drig.
21.08.00 Massive update for the 1.09.1939 Polish Army order of battle, (and some more organizations), with the very able assistance of Rafal Makowski.
15.08.00 Finally added the 7 December 1941 US Coast Guard order of battle,
ably assisted, once again, by Bev L. Saylor. Thanks Bev.
31.07.00 The 7 December 1941 US Navy Naval Districts have been revised and completely redone.
30.06.00 Added several 1944/45 Panzer command organizations for the German armed forces.
21.06.00 Continuing revision of both the 8.12.1941 Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces orders of battle
02.06.00 Revised and reworked the data of the 8.12.1941 Australian Army order of battle
Again, thanks in part to further input by Mike Tapner.
30.05.00 Revised and straightened out some squadron data of the 8.12.1941 RAAF and added the remaining squadron commanders -- thanks to the input by Mike Tapner from Down Under.
18.05.00 A major revision to the 8.12.1941 Netherlands East Indies Armed Forces order of battle
thanks to an enormous input by M.J. Lohnstein.
18.05.00 Updated the 8.12.1941 Hong Kong OOB.
Many thanks to Alfred Lai (I've lost your e-mail address) and Chris Bridges.
18.05.00 More added to Georg Tessin's
Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939 -- 1945
25.04.00 More commanders for the 7 December 1941 US Navy. Check the dates at the top of the pages.
24.04.00 Uploaded the beginnings of the 1.09.1939 German Navy (Kreigsmarine) order of battle.
11.04.00 Big RAF upload:
Most of the flying units of the 3.09.1939 RAF order of battle are new. Special thanks to Ross McNeill.
The 10.05.1940 BEF's British Air Forces France has been updated.
The 8.12.1941 order of battle of the RAF Far East Command has been completely revised.
30.03.00 Have uploaded the first version of the 22 June 1941 Soviet Armed Forces administrative order of battle.
It's a bit shakey, and lots of the smaller units are still missing. Am working on them.
30.03.00 Big upload for the 7 December 1941 US Navy
Including more commanders, as well as new and corrected vessels. Check the dates at the top of the pages.
15.03.00 Started an errata section for the famous Georg Tessin's
Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939 -- 1945
As Tessin is in German, I assume that you understand enough of that language to also understand the errata I have noted.
14.03.00 Updated and corrected the 1940 Belgian Army order of battle and added the organizations.
12.03.00 Have added some components of the armed forces of Persia and Iraq. (See the order of battle index.)
01.03.00 The 22.06.1941 German Replacement Army (B.d.E.) order of battle has been uploaded.
23.02.00 Added the 22.06.1941 Royal Rumanian Army order of battle for Barbarossa.
Also integrated into the German 22 June 1941 order of battle.
It's also pretty shakey - again, feedback appreciated.
16.02.00 Added the 22.06.1941 Royal Bulgarian Army order of battle.
It's pretty shakey, with lots of holes - feedback appreciated.
11.02.00 Added the Rumanian and Slovak units to the 22.06.1941 German Army order of battle.
(See 11th and 17th Armies in Heeresgruppe Süd.)
08.02.00 Finally posted the 1.09.1939 German Army order of battle.
26.01.00 The completely revised 8.12.1941 Imperial Japanese Navy OOB posted.
06.01.00 The 8.12.1941 Royal Australian Navy OOB posted.
10.12.99 The 8/7 December 1941 U.S.Army's  Philippine Department (USAFFE), Hawaiian Department, Iceland Base Command, and Greenland Base Command have been completed.
03.12.99 Completely redone the 7 December 1941 US Navy and the US Marine Corps orders of battle.
12.11.99 Added the Eighth and Ninth Corps Areas to the December 1941 US Army order of battle.
10.11.99 Massive updates to the December 1941 US Army order of battle.
The Caribbean Defense Command added, and the Army Air Force air bases extensively modified.
27.10.99 Added the German 22 June 1941 Luftflotte 3 and Luftflotte 5.
26.10.99 Revised the 7 December 1941 USAAF Hawaiian Army Air Force.
22.10.99 Added the flying units of the German Air Force 22 June 1941 East Front order of battle.
Most of this was done by reverse engineering, i.e., using units' locations and building up the whole picture.
I have bits and pieces for the rest, but am missing a lot of details; help would be appreciated.
13.10.99 Added the Newfoundland and Bermuda Base Commands to the December 1941 US Army order of battle.
13.10.99 Revised and completed the German Army 22 June 1941 East Front order of battle.
The rest of the theaters will also follow.
22.09.99 The first German 1941 organizations have been posted. More to follow.
09.09.99 Have redone and completed the Imperial Japanese Army order of battle for 8 December 1941.
23.08.99 For the December 1941 US Army Air Force order of battle,
  -- the Air Bases of the Air Force Base Commands have been enhanced,
  -- the commands of the Office Chief of Air Corps have been added,
  -- the Hawaiian Air Force have been ammended.
And more to come!
15.08.99 Have added the 5 April 1941 Royal Italian Air Force order of battle.
10.08.99 Have added the 28 October 1940 Royal Italian Air Force and Royal Hellenic Airforce orders of battle.
10.08.99 Thanks to the book "Air War for Yugoslavia, Greece, and Crete 1940-41" by Shores, Cull, and Maliza have ammended the British RAF and added the Royal Hellenic Air Force and the Royal Yugoslavian Air Force in the April 1941 Balkans section.
08.08.99 Additions and updates to the December 1941 US Army Air Force order of battle.
01.08.99 More additions and updates to the December 1941 US Army order of battle.
26.07.99 New additions and large updates for the December 1941 US Army order of battle thanks to a very industrious Mark Boland.
More to come.
06.07.99 Thanks to Marek Kiewel, the Polish Order of Battle for 1 September 1939 has been revised and the GHQ Troops added.
29.06.99 A really massive update for the December 1941 US Armed Forces order of battle.
The pages have been also reorganized, so if you find any missing/broken links, please let me know.
20.06.99 Added the rest of the US Marine Corps order of battle for 8/7 December 1941.
Commanding officers are still mostly missing.
19.06.99 Finally added some more to the US Navy order of battle for 8/7 December 1941.
Commanding officers and locations still missing for a lot ships and commands.
13.06.99 Added the Royal Belgian Army order of battle for 10 May 1940.
11.06.99 Added the Royal Yugoslavian Army order of battle for 6th April 1941.
09.06.99 Completely revised and ammended the Polish Order of Battle for 1 September 1939.
06.06.99 Added the Royal Canadian Air Force order of battle for 7 December 1941 to the Commonwealth Armed Force page.
06.06.99 Added two orders of battle for the Air Force to the Royal Swedish Armed Forces page.
05.06.99 One of the disadvantages of living on the Danube ...
05.06.99 Added the rest of the Allied order of battle for the April 1941 Greek Campaign
04.06.99 Added the British order of battle for the April 1941 Greek Campaign
30.05.99 Added the Axis orders of battle for the April 1941 Invasion of the Balkans
19.05.99 Added the Naval element of the Netherlands East Indies 8 December 1941 order of battle
18.03.99 After three months' absence, I am finally back on line.
Thanks for your patience.
In the meantime, my Royal Hungarian Army book has been released.
See there for my description and two very flattering reviews.
Small changes, additions, and ammendements to various organizations.
Check the dates at the top of the pages.
13.12.98 Added the Netherlands East Indies Army order of battle
Small changes, additions, and ammendements to the British Commonwealth and US Navy organizations.
Check the dates at the top of the pages.
01.12.98 The December 1941 USAFFE order of battle has been ammended - thanks to Mark Boland.
Just keep those cards and letters coming, folks ...
30.11.98 The Scandinavian April 1940 order of battle has been added to.
The Danish Army can be found on the Scandinavia April 1940 page.
29.11.98 The Scandinavian April 1940 order of battle has been started.
The British and Norwegian forces can be found on the Scandinavia April 1940 page.
27.11.98 The December 1941 air force and army order of battle in the Pacific Theater of Operations have been added to the
British, Dominion, and Commonwealth Forces page.
21.11.98 Started the US Army December 1941 order of battle in the Pacific Theater of Operations at the US Armed Forces page.
18.11.98 Started the Soviet Red Army June 1941 organizations and tank strengths, (as far as possible), to the STAVKA page. More data is underway, and the information presented here will be ammended as necessary.
16.11.98 Started on command structures of the British Forces.
15.11.98 Added the Pacific Area shore establishments and the missing Naval Districts to the USN order of battle for 8./7.12 1941.
08.11.98 The administration of the many pages of this site was becoming a major task, so I have completely redone and redesignated all the pages and as well as all internal links. Hopefully you do not notice anything. You might have to hit the RELOAD button to access the "new" pages!! If you do find any broken links, please let me know.
03.11.98 Added the Royal Dutch Army order of battle for 10.05.1940.
02.11.98 Have started the British, Dominion, and Commonwealth tank strengths on the British Forces page
Will upload more at irregular intervals.
02.11.98 Added the British Navy in the Pacific area for 8.12.1841 to the British Forces page.
02.11.98 Added the Soviet Air Force for 22.06.1941 to the STAVKA page.
01.11.98 Added the Royal New Zealand Air Force Order of Battle for 8.12.1941 to the New Zealand Defense Forces page.
The other New Zealand forces to follow.
29.10.98 Added the British Expeditionary Force in May 1940 of the British Army to the Organization and Orders of Battle page.
The support and supply units will follow when I find them.
28.10.98 Have added German tank strengths to the OKW page, these first ones taken from Jentz's "Panzertruppen".
Will complete these, and upload more from other sources at irregular intervals.
Do not bug me about special dates or your favorite unit(s). I will do what I have when I have time.
26.10.98 Started the Polish Army mobilized order of battle for 1.09.1939.
This only lists the major units, but now incorporates the air units into the correct Army commands.
14.10.98 Added the Polish Navy for 1.09.1939.
28.09.98 Have finally finished the "Royal Hungarian Army 1920-1945" manuscript and sent it off to the publisher today.
The three new "GERMAN WORLD WAR II Organizational Series" volumes, namely Vols. 4/II, 5/I, 5/II will also be sent soon.
­ The new (3rd, Revised) edition of Vol. 1/I is also ready for the printers. It includes new units and even more data.
­ The out-of-print Vol. 3/II will be released again soon.
­ Vol. 1/II is in the works and nearing completion.