Home Page World War II Armed Forces — Orders of Battle and Organizations Last Updated 16.10.2005

Compiled by Leo W.G. Niehorster
Vol. 2/II
Higher Headquarters – Mechanized GHQ Units
10 May 1940

(2nd Revised Edition)
This second edition has been thoroughly revised, amended, and updated. It now includes the divisional support services as well as the trains of the all units and headquarters. Text (originally done on an IBM Composer), layout, and the drawings (originally done by hand), have been redone on a computer. New units have been added.
The Author
General Introduction
How to Read the Charts
Germans Units and Symbols
Organizational Symbols
Pictograms Depicting Individuals and Vehicles
Ranks and Billet Groups of the German Army
Order of Battle of the German Army on 10 May 1940

Army Group Headquarters
Army Headquarters
Army Signal Regiment
Army Medical Regiment
Infantry Corps
Motorized Corps
Reduced-Strength Corps
Corps Signal Battalion (motorized)
Motorized Corps Signal Battalion (motorized)
Reduced-Strength Corps Signal Battalion (motorized)
Corps Transport Battalion (motorized)
Corps Combat Engineer Battalion (motorized)

11th Motorized Infantry Brigade

Inf.Rgt. Grossdeutschland (mot)

900th Motorized Demonstration Regiment

MG-Battalion (motorized)
Light Antiaircraft Company
Light Antiaircraft Battalion
Self-Propelled Heavy Infantry Gun Company

Motorized Reconnaissance Battalion
Motorized Antitank Battalion
Self-Propelled Antitank Battalion
Motorized Heavy Antitank Battalion
Self-Propelled Heavy Antitank Company
40th Independent Tank Battalion
403rd Bicycle Battalion

Headquarters, Higher Artillery Commander (motorized) (Harko)
Headquarters, Artillery Commander (motorized) (Arko)
Headquarters, Special Artillery Regiment (motorized)
GHQ Motorized Artillery Battalions – Order of Battle
Light Artillery Battalion (motorized)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (s. FH & 10cm Kan.)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (15cm Kan.)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (21cm Mörs.)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (21cm Kan.)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (24cm K3)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (24cm K(t))
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (24cm Haub.)(t)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (30.5cm Mörs.)
Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized) (35,5cm Mörs & 42cm Haub)
Assault Gun units
Artillery Observation Battalion (motorized)
Artillery Observation Balloon Battery (motorized)

Special Regiment Headquarters for Chemical Troops
Rocket Launcher Battalion (motorized)
Decontamination Battalion (motorized)

Headquarters, Motorized Special Engineer Regiment
Combat Engineer Bataillon (motorized)
Type B Bridge Column (mot)
Blocking Column (motorized)

Survey Company (motorized)


    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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