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German Army
Organization
Machine Gun Company (motorized)
22 June 1941
 
MASCHINENGEWEHRKOMPANIE (mot)
KStN 1116 dated 01.02.1941
1 Officer (K) as Company Commander (Pistol)
Company Headquarters
    Headquarters Section
       1 NCO as Headquarters Section Leader (SMG)
       1 Motor Vehicle NCO (Rifle)(on motorcycle)
       1 Messenger / Bugler (Rifle)
       1 Messenger / Distance Measurer (Pistol)
       1 Messenger (Rifle)
       1 Messenger (Rifle)(on motorcycle with sidecar)
       2 Messengers (Rifles)(on motorcycles)
       1 Motor Vehicle Driver (Rifle)
       3 motorcycles
       1 motorcycle with sidecar
       1 car, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 15)
    Signal Detachment
       2 Light Telephone Section c, each with
          1 Telephonist NCO as Section Leader (Rifle)
          2 Telephonists (Rifles)
          1 Telephonist / Motor Vehicle Driver (Rifle)
          1 signal car, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 15)
    Combat Trains
       1 Senior NCO as First Sergeant (Pistol)
       1 NCO as Supply Trains Leader (Rifle)
       1 NCO as Armorer (Pistol)
       1 Equipment NCO (Rifle)
       1 NCO as Medic (Pistol)(on motorcycle with sidecar)
       2 Assistant Armorers (Pistols)
       1 Clerk / motor vehicle escort (Rifle)
       1 Cook (Rifle)
       1 Cook / motor vehicle escort (Rifle)
       5 Motor Vehicle Drivers (Rifles)
       1 motorcycle with sidecar
       1 car, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 15)
       1 truck, medium, open, cross-country, with Field Kitchen
       1 truck, light, open, cross-country, for ammo and supplies
       1 truck, light, open, cross-country, for fuel
       1 truck, light, open, cross-country, for fuel transport
    Maintenance Section
       1 NCO Foreman as Section Leader (Pistol)
       1 Motor Mechanic (Rifle)(on motorcycle with sidecar)
       1 Motor Mechanic (Rifle)
       1 Motor Mechanic / Motor Vehicle Driver (Rifle)
       1 motorcycle with sidecar
       1 maintenance car, light, cross-country (Kfz. 2/40)
    Baggage Trains
       1 NCO clerk in charge of baggage (Rifle)(on motorcycle)
       1 Tailor (Rifle)
       1 Cobbler / motor vehicle escort (Rifle)
       1 Motor Vehicle Driver (Rifle)
       1 motorcycle
       1 truck, 1-ton, open, for baggage and equipment
2 Heavy Machine Gun Platoons, each with
        1 Lieutenant as Platoon (and Half-Platoon) Leader (SMG)
    Platoon Headquarters
        1 NCO as Half-Platoon Leader (Pistol)
        1 NCO Distance Measurer (Pistol)
        2 Distance Measurers (Pistol)
        2 Messengers (Rifles)
        1 Messenger (Rifle)(on motorcycle with sidecar)
        2 Motor Vehicle Drivers (Rifles)
        1 motorcycle with sidecar
        2 cars, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 15)
    2 Heavy Machine Gun Half-Platoons, each with
        2 NCO as Gun Team Leaders (SMG)
        2 MG Gunners (Pistols)
        2 Assistant MG Gunners (Pistols)
        6 Assistant MG Gunners (Rifles)
        2 Drivers (Rifle)
        2 heavy machine guns
        2 personnel carriers, open, cross-country (Kfz. 70)
1 Mortar Platoon
        1 Officer (Z) as Platoon Leader (SMG)
    Platoon Headquarters
        1 NCO (Pistol)
        3 Messengers (Rifles)
        1 Messenger (Rifle)(on motorcycle with sidecar)
        1 Motor Vehicle Driver (Rifle)
        1 motorcycle with sidecar
        1 car, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 15)
    3 Mortar Sections, each with
        1 NCO as Section Leader (SMG)
        2 NCO as Mortar Team Leaders (Pistols)
        1 Distance Measurer (Pistol)
        2 Gunners (Pistols)
        4 Assistant Gunners (Pistols)
        4 Assistant Gunners (Rifles)
        2 Telephonists (Rifles)
        3 Drivers (Rifle)
        2 mortars (81mm)
        1 car, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 15)
        2 personnel carriers, open, cross-country (Kfz. 70)
Totals:
4 Officers, 33 NCO, 144 Enlisted;
107 Rifles, 59 Pistols, 15 SMG, 3 Medium Mortars, 8 HMG;
32 motor vehicles; 4 motorcycles; 6 motorcycles with sidecars.