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Just because a unit was being reformed or refitted in May 1944, doesn't mean it couldn't use the 1.11.1943 KStN tables. The date doesn't matter so much as what the unit was authorized to do. For example, when the I.Abteilung/Panzer-Regiment 3/2.Panzer-Division was re-created in January 1944, it used the November 1943 tables.Gen Oldendorf wrote:My current problem stems that several of the K.St.N.s they supplied were dated 1 November 1943 K.St.N.s. With the reduction of manpower and equipment, many of these K.St.Ns were introduced as late as May 1944, but still were dated 1.11.1943. Why the Germans did it? I don't know. What I am specifically trying to recreate is when the Panzer-Divisions were universally reorganized according to the "Gliederung Panzer-Division 1943", the so called the famous "Type 43 Panzer-Division" on 24 Sep 1943.
Built in company sized units, I am currently finishing the artillery batteries, and my next project will be the Flak Battalion. What I need to know in order to complete this unit is what was in effect for K.St.N 1711, "The 8.8 cm Flack Battery" prior to the 1 November 1943 K.St.N.
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