90th Leichte Division

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Re: 90th Leichte Division

Post by David W » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:49 pm

Thanks Leo! :D

Still slugging away at all things North africa in truth. Those pesky Italians have been monopolising my Axis research of late, I thought that it was time to redress the balance a little.
The Indian Commonwealth Battalions are proving a mare's nest too!
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Re: 90th Leichte Division

Post by David W » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:06 am

Was III/255 Schuetzen Regiment ever part of 90th Light? or just attached?

When did it arrive in N.Africa?
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Re: 90th Leichte Division

Post by David W » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:13 am

How about the HQ of Afrika-Division z.b.V. When did that arrive, and did it change at all when the Division became 90th Light Armoured?

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Post by Alanmccoubrey » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:10 pm

Richard Murphy wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:37 am
Bender & Law ( Uniforms, Organisation and History of the Afrikakorps p76 confirms the following;
Inf. Regt. (mot) 155
Inf. Regt. (mot) 200 (Formed by combining one btn. from Inf. Regt. 155 and III/Inf. Regt. 347 on March 24, 1942)
Inf. Regt. Afrika (mot) 361
Pz. Gren. Regt. (mot) Afrika (previously known as Sonderverbande 288: reorganised/renamed by Panzerarmee stab order Ia 5910/42 (secret) on August 6 1942, but not actually redesignated until October 31 1942)
Kolbeck Btn. (formed on November 25, 1942 from the 90. le.Div. transport and flak transport personnel; reinforced by 500 men from Infanterie-Regiment Afrika 361, who were released from a New Zealand P.O.W. camp and put under the command of Major Kolbeck on November 28, 90 le.Div. IIa.
Schw. Inf. Gesch. Ko. 707 (As of 14/8/42)
Schw. Inf. Gesch. Ko. 708 (As of 14/8/42)
Pz.-Jg. Abt. (mot) 190 (formed by combining III/Pz.-Jg.-Abt. 33, III/Pz.-Jg.-Abt. 39 & I/Flak-Abt. 613 on 24/3/42)
Art. Regt. (Mot.) 190 (formed from Art. Regt. 361 27/5/42)
Aufkl.-Ko. (mot) 580 (re-organised as Aufkl.-Abt. 580 on 23/5/42)
Nachrichten-Abt. (mot)
Pioniere-Btn. (mot) 900
Feldersatz-Btn.
Krankenkraftwagen Zug (mot) 638
Kraftwagenwerkstatt-Zug 566
Munitionsverwaltungs-Komp. (mot) 540
Bäckerei-Komp. (mot) 535
Schlächterei-Komp. (mot) 517
Divisions-Verplegungsamt (mot) 190
Feldgendarmerie-Trupp (mot) 190
Feldpostamt (mot) 190
So, no mention of the extra artillery! However Forty (The Armies of Rommel p128-9) says that
Initially, the Italian 'celere' Artillery Regiment was part of the division, and three Italian infantry battalions (2/255, 3/347 and 2/115 (mot) were attached.
Hope that helped a bit!

Regards from the Park,

Rich
Rich, I take it that you typed this out yourself because my copy of Bender has "3./Panzerjäger Abteilung 33, etc" and not III./Pz Jgr Abt 33. The reason that I point this out is that the 3./ indicates a Company while III./ indicates a battalion.
Alan

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