Leo Niehorster wrote:The divisional headquarters escorts company (Begleitkompanie einer Panzerdivision - KStN 126, dated 1.03.44) is also available on mircofiche.
Grossdeutschland, of course, had had its own divisional headquarters escort company KStN much earlier, as of 12.01.43. Even so, by mid-1943 all Panzer divisions were already authorized to create their own headquarters escort companies using platoons (TE) KStN already published, or even extracting platoon organizations from full KStN companies. These companies were very similar to the GD organization.
Thanks for the info. From the OB I got from the Nafziger Collection, I am assumimg that the function "Escort Company" was a HQ protection or guard unit? By the way, I have all but the new revised "grey books" and have thoroughly enjoyed them - keep up the great work!