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German Army
Organization
Motorcycle Machine Gun Company
22 June 1941
 
KRADSCHÜTZEN-MASCHINENGEWEHRKOMPANIE
KStN 1118 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 Messenger (Rifles)(on motorcycles)
       2 Motor Vehicle Drivers (Rifles)
       3 motorcycles
       1 motorcycle with sidecar
       1 car, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 15)
       1 car, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 18)
    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
       1 truck, light, open, cross-country, for ammo
    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 in charge of baggage / clerk (Rifle)(on motorcycle)
       1 Tailor (Rifle)
       1 Cobbler / motor vehicle escort (Rifle)
       2 Motor Vehicle Drivers (Rifles)
       1 motorcycle
       1 car, light, open
       1 truck, 1-ton, open, for baggage and equipment
Heavy Machine Gun Platoon
    1 Officer (Z) as Platoon Leader (SMG)
    Headquarters Section
        1 NCO Direction Finder as Half-Platoon Leader (SMG)
        1 NCO Direction Finder (Pistol)
        2 Distance Measurers (Pistols)
        2 Messengers (Rifles)
        1 Messenger (Rifle)(on motorcycle with sidecar)
        1 Messenger (Rifle)(on motorcycle)
        4 Motorcyclist (Rifle)(on motorcycle with sidecar)
        1 Stretcher Bearer (Pistol)
        2 Motor Vehicle Driver (Rifles)
        1 motorcycle
        5 motorcycles with sidecars
        1 car, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 15)
        1 car, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 18)
    2 Light Telephone Section c, each with
        1 NCO as Section Leader (Rifle)
        2 Telephonists (Rifles)
        1 Telephonists as motor vehicle driver (Rifles)
        1 signal car, medium, cross-country (Kfz. 15/1)
    2 Heavy Machine Gun Half-Platoons, each with
        2 Heavy Machine Gun Sections, each with
            1 NCO as Gun Team Leader (SMG)
            1 MG Gunner (Pistol)
            1 Assistant MG Gunners (Pistol)
            2 Assistant MG Gunners (Rifles)
            3 Motorcycle Drivers (Rifles)(on motorcycles with sidecar)
            3 motorcycles with sidecars
            1 heavy machine gun
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)
        3 personnel carriers, open, cross-country (Kfz. 70)
        2 trailers (ammunition)
Notes:
This table is based on an organizational diagram - on which exact personnel functions and individual weapons assignment are not indicated. I have designated personnel and allocated weapons as was usual in 1941 with other companies.