Normandy 1944

Das Reich Order of Battle - June 6 1944


The following diagrams provide basic information regarding the vehicle and manpower make up of the 2.SS-Pz.Div. "Das Reich" during the Allied Invasion of Normandy in June 1944.  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 Normandy battles.


SS.Panzer.Regiment 2

 
I./SS.Pz.Regt. 2 Equipment On Hand
Aufk./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. V Panther Ausf. G) 8 tanks
FlaK./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (SdKfz 10-4 Quad 20mm ) 3 vehicles
1./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. V Panther Ausf. G) 17 tanks
2./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. V Panther Ausf. G) 17tanks
3./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. V Panther Ausf. G) 16tanks
4./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. V Panther Ausf. G) 18 tanks


II./SS.Pz.Regt. 2 Equipment On Hand
Aufk./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. IV Ausf. H) 8 tanks
5./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. IV Ausf. H) 22 tanks
6./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. III Ausf. H) 22 tanks
7./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. III Ausf. H) 22 tanks
8./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2  (Pz. III Ausf. H) 22 tanks
9./II.SS.Pz.Regt. 2 [Pionier Co.] (Halftrack) 218 Men

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


I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3 Equipment On Hand
1./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 197 men
2./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 197 men
3./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Motorized) 197 men
4./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt.3 (Heavy Weapons-Motorized)

 

4./I./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt.3 (50L60 PaK 38)

104 men

 

4 guns

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
8./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt.3 (Heavy Weapons-Motorized)

 

8./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt.3 (50L60 PaK 38)

104 men

 

5 guns

III./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
12./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Heavy Weapons-Motorized)

 

12./II./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt.3 (50L60 PaK 38)

109 men

 

4 guns

SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3 Equipment On Hand
13./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3 (SdKfz 10-4 Quad 20mm) 16 vehicles
14./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (15cm sIG Gw 38[t]) 6 guns
15./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3 (motorcyle) ?
16./SS.Pz.Gren.Regt. 3  (Pioniere - Motorized) 195 men

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.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  (9 Sdkfz. 223 - 16 Sdkfz. 222) 25 vehicles
2./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (12 Sdkfz. 223 - 16 Sdkfz. 222) 28 vehicles
3./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (14 Sdkfz. 250/1-16 Sdkfz. 250/9) 30 vehicles
4./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (Sdkfz. 251) 158 men
5./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (Sdkfz. 251) 167 men
6./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (Marder III)

 

6./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (75L46 PaK 40)

 

6./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (Sdkfz. 10-4 Quad 20mm)

 

6./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (75L12 le IG 18)

 

6./SS.Aufk.Abt.DR  (75L34 m97[f])

2 vehicles

 

3 guns

 

4 vehicles

 

2 guns

 

6 guns

 

SS.StuG.Abteilung "Das Reich"


SS.StuG.Abt.DR Equipment On Hand
1./SS.StuG.Abt.DR  (StuG III Ausf. G) 14 vehicles
2./SS.StuG.Abt.DR  (StuG III Ausf. G) 14 vehicles
3./SS.StuG.Abt.DR  (StuG III Ausf. G) 13 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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