German Divisional Mapping Detachments

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German Divisional Mapping Detachments

Post by Jason Petho » Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:01 am

As a cartographer, I'm interested in mapping and maps.

I'm under the impression that Divisions were equipped with mapping detachments.

Does anyone have any information about these? Official Title? Organization? KStN? Anything?

Thank you in advance
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Post by Piet Duits » Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:18 am

Jason,

Each division and also some independent smaller units (Brigaden) had Divisionskartenstellen, by KStN 2076n dated 1.10.43.

The structure was:
1x St.Gr. O, Kartenzeichner, Kartenstelleführer (mit Rad)
3x St.Gr. M, Kartenzeichner
3x St.Gr. M, Lichtpauser und Drucker für Opalograph (1 zugl. Kraftwagenfahrer für Lkw)
1x St.Gr. M, Kraftwagenfahrer für Lkw
2x Lastkraftwagen 4,5t, geschlossen, gl .
1x Anhänger für Maschinensatz 220/65 V 4,5/1, 3 Kw.

In case you wonder what St.Gr. means: it stands for Stellengruppe.
If you want to learn more about that, please take a look at http://chrito.users1.50megs.com/kstn/stellengruppen.htm

HTH,

Piet
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Post by Jason Petho » Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:42 am

Thank you, Piet... I will look.

Truly appreciated! :D

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