Volume 1/III, 1.09.39, Higher Headquarters – GHQ Units — Static Units, German WWII Organizational Series
Home Page World War II Armed Forces — Orders of Battle and Organizations Last Updated 17.06.04

Compiled by Leo W.G. Niehorster
Vol. 1/III
Higher Headquarters – GHQ Units — Static Units
1 September 1939

(2nd Revised Edition)
Volume 1-III in this second, revised and expanded edition, has been amended and updated with further data discovered in the German Federal Military Archives in Freiburg/Breisgau. The Army Paket units have been amended, and missing ones added. Many other pages have also been amended and corrected, encompassing order of battle addtions as well as some new units within the existing pages. New pages encompass the 501st Army Signal Regiment, the Motor Transport Regiments, and the Fortress Pillau. The Border Guards – besides having been further detailed – now include those commands not mobilized in August 1939, namely the 4th, 10th, and 20th Border Command Sectors.
The Author
General Introduction
How to Read the Charts
Germans Units and Symbols
Organizational Symbols
Pictograms Depicting Individuals and Vehicles
Order of Battle of the German Army on 1 September 1939

Typical Paket (Fully Constituted Army with Army Troops and attached GHQ Troops)
Paket – Order of Battle
Army Group & Army with Army Field Post and Commissary Services
Army Signal Regiment
501st Army Signal Regiment
Headquarters, Special Engineer Regiment (motorized)
Combat Engineer Battalion (motorized)
Bridge Construction Battalion (semi-motorized)
Road Construction Battalion
Motorized Antitank Battalion
Army Medical Services
Army Supply Services
Army Veterinary Services
Army Provost Marshal Services

Infantry Corps
Infantry Corps (motorized)
Corps Signal Battalion (motorized)
Motorized Corps Signal Battalion (motorized)
Corps Transport Battalion (motorized)
Corps Artillery Battalion (motorized)
Corps Combat Engineer Battalion (motorized)

Headquarters, Artillery Commander (motorized) (Arko)
Headquarters, Special Artillery Regiment (motorized)
Light Artillery Regiment (motorized)
Motorized Heavy Artillery – Order of Battle
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (s. FH & 10cm Kan.)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (15cm Kan. & 21cm Mörs.)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (21cm Mörs. & 30,5cm Mörs.)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (24cm Kan.)

Rocket Battalion (motorized)

Machine Gun Battalion (motorized)

Headquarters, Independent Panzer Brigade
Panzer Regiment
Panzer Regiment (LTM 35)
Tank Demonstration Battalion
Motorized Anti-Tank Battalion
Reconnaissance Demonstration Battalion

Headquarters, Special Engineer Regiment (motorized)
Blocking Column (motorized)
Combat Engineer Battalion (motorized) + Headquarters
Engineer Company (motorized) + Engineer Column (motorized)
Type B Bridge Column (motorized) + Order of Battle
Engineer Bridge Construction Battalion (semi-motorized) + Headquarters
Bridge Construction Company + Bridge Construction Company (motorized)
Equipment Platoon (motorized) + Construction Park Company (motorized)

Motor Transport Regiment

Higher Construction Headquarters
Construction Sector Headquarters
Construction Battalion

Survey Company (motorized)

1st Border Guard Sector Command
2nd Border Guard Sector Command
3rd Border Guard Sector Command
Border Guard Sector Command Schweidnitz
Border Guard Corps Command Oberrhein
Border Guard Corps Command Eifel
Border Guard Sector Command Trier
Border Guard Sector Command Aachen
9th Border Guard Sector Command
10th Border Guard Sector Command
Border Guard Corps Command Saarpfalz
12th Border Guard Sector Command
13th Border Guard Sector Command
14th Border Guard Sector Command
15th Border Guard Sector Command
20th Border Guard Sector Command
30th Border Guard Sector Command
Group Brand
Fortress Lötzen
Fortress Königsberg
Goldap Brigade
Fortress Pillau
Group Eberhard
Border Guard Sector Command
Border Guard Sector
Border Guard Engineer Blocking Battalion


    Introduction to German soft-skinned motor vehicles
    German numbered motorized soft-skinned vehicles
    German special military vehicles
    German military trailers and special military trailers
    German horse-drawn vehicles: wagons – carts — sleds
    German Army ranks and Stellengruppen (billet groups)
    German military personnel job descriptions
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