OPERATION "ZITADELLE"

Das Reich Order of Battle - July 1943


The following diagrams provide basic information regarding the vehicle and manpower make up of the 2.SS-Pz.Gren.Div. "Das Reich" during the battle for Kursk in July 1943.  This breakdown does not represent all of the units that comprised "Das Reich" or their complete TO&E, rather it provides a basic understanding of what units fielded a particular piece of equipment, and what the manpower availability was for the Pz.Gren. Regiments, Pionere Bt. and the Aufk.Abt.  The camouflage represented on the icons does not necessarily represent the exact schemes used by "Das Reich" during the Kursk offensive.


SS.Panzer.Regiment 2


II./SS.Pz.Regt. 2 Equipment On Hand
5./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. III Ausf. M) 26 tanks
6./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. III Ausf. M) 26 tanks
7./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. III Ausf. M) 27 tanks
8./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. III Ausf. M) 27 tanks
SS.Pz.Regt. 2 Equipment On Hand
13./SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (PzKw VIe Tiger) 14 tanks

SS.Panzer.Grenadier.Regiment.3 "Deutschland"


I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3 Equipment On Hand
1./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 225 men
2./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 225 men
3./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 225 men
II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3 Equipment On Hand
5./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 225 men
6./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 225 men
7./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 225 men
II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3 Equipment On Hand
9./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 225 men
10./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 225 men
11./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 225 men
SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3 Equipment On Hand
14./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (15cm sIG Gw 38[t]) 6 guns
15./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (SdKfz 10-4 20mm) 10 vehicles

SS.Panzer.Grenadier.Regiment.4 "Der Führer"


I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4 Equipment On Hand
1./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (Motorized) 225 men
2./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (Motorized) 225 men
3./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (Motorized) 225 men
II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4 Equipment On Hand
5./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (Motorized) 225 men
6./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (Motorized) 225 men
7./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (Motorized) 225 men
III./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4 Equipment On Hand
9./III./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (Half-track) 210 men
10./III./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (Half-track) 210 men
11./III./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (Half-track) 210 men
SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4 Equipment On Hand
14./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (15cm sIG Gw 38[t]) 5 guns
15./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 4  (SdKfz 10-4 20mm) 9 vehicles

SS.Panzer.Jäger.Abteilung.2


SS.Pz.Jäg.Abt.2 Equipment On Hand
1./SS.Pz.Jäg.Abt. 2  (Marder III) 10 tanks
2./SS.Pz.Jäg.Abt. 2  (75L46 AT PAK 40) 16 guns
3./SS.Pz.Jäg.Abt. 2  (captured T-34/76c) 25 tanks

SS.Artillerie.Regiment.2


SS.Art.Regt.2 Equipment On Hand
I./SS.Art.Regt. 2  (Wespe 105H) 12 guns
I./SS.Art.Regt. 2  (Hummel 150H) 6 guns
II./SS.Art.Regt. 2  (105L28 leFH 18) 12 guns
III./SS.Art.Regt. 2  (105L28 leFH 18) 12 guns
IV./SS.Art.Regt. 2  (150L30 sFH 18) 11 guns
 

SS.Aufklärung.Abteilung "Das Reich"


SS.Aufk.Abt.DR Equipment On Hand
1./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (Panzerspäh) 20 vehicles
2./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (Kradschützen) 210 men
3./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (Panzergrenadier) 225 men
4./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (Infanterie)    
5./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (Infanterie)    
6./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (motorized)

 

2 vehicles

 

3 guns

 

 

 

4 guns

 

 

SS.StuG.Abteilung "Das Reich"


SS.StuG.Abt.DR Equipment On Hand
1./SS.StuG.Abt.DR  (StuG III Ausf. G) 11 vehicles
2./SS.StuG.Abt.DR  (StuG III Ausf. G) 11 vehicles
3./SS.StuG.Abt.DR  (StuG III Ausf. G) 11 vehicles

SS.Flak.Abteilung "Das Reich"


SS.Flak.Abt.DR Equipment On Hand
1-3./SS.Flak.Abt.DR  (88L56 Flak 18) 12 guns
1-3./SS.Flak.Abt.DR  (20L113 Flak 38) 9 guns
4./SS.Flak.Abt.DR  (Sdkfz 7/2 37L98) 9 vehicles
5./SS.Flak.Abt.DR  (20L113 Flak 38) 12 guns

SS.Pionere.Battalion "Das Reich"


SS.Pio.Btl.DR Equipment On Hand
1./SS.Pio.Btl.DR  (motorized) 207 men
2./SS.StuG.Abt.DR  (motorized) 207 men
3./SS.StuG.Abt.DR  (motorized) 207 men



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