Organization of the

German Motorised Infantry Battalion

1938 to 1942


This short examination looks at the Battalion as would be found in the Motorised Infantry Regiments of a Motorised Infantry Division, and can be roughly divided into the following periods;

1.    The immediate pre-war years of 1937-1938 and the Battalion as seen in 1939-1940.

2.    The reorganization of the Battalion in February 1941.

3.    The final organization intended specifically for Motorised Infantry, before they moved onto the same set of KStN tables used by Panzer Grenadier units from late 1943 onwards.

Below are links to the files that make up this study.  The first is a narrative of the Battalion organization and how it evolved between 1938 and 1942.  There are then separate files detailing in full the information as found in the multiple Kriegsstärkenachweisung (KStN) tables issued for such units.  These gave the authorised numbers of personnel, transport and weapons for the unit at full strength. 

All files in the below links are in PDF.

Organization of the Motorised Infantry Battalion 1938 to 1942

Motorised Infantry Battalion October 1937 Reconstruction from minimal contemporary sources

Motorised Infantry Battalion February 1941 Reconstruction from contemporary sources

Motorised Infantry Battalion November 1941

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