106 panzer brigade and schwere pzjgr abt 654

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106 panzer brigade and schwere pzjgr abt 654

Post by lebedo » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:32 am

:D Hi!Does anybody know the Toe of these units in January 1945 when they were involved in the offensive against Strasbourg?Thanks

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Post by Ron Klages » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:35 am

lebedo,

From unit Meldung I found the following:

Pannzer-Brigade 106

SdKfz 251/8 on 30 Dec1944=2 operational and 0 in maintenance
SdKfz 251/16 on 30 Dec1944=5 operational and 1 in maintenance
SdKfz 251/21 on 30 Dec1944=27 operational and 13 in maintenance
SdKfz 251/all other types on 30 Dec1944=38 operational and 8 in maintenance

Bergepanzer V on 15 January 1945 = 0 operational and 0 in maintenance and 1 in transit
Möbelwagen on 15 January 1945 = 2 operational and 1 in maintenance and 0 in transit
Panzer IV on 15 January 1945 = 2 operational and 0 in maintenance and 0 in transit
Panzer V on 15 January 1945 = 5 operational and 3 in maintenance and 0 in transit


The Meldungs for s Panzerjäger-Abteilung 654 showed

SdKfz 251/7 on 30 December 1944 = 3 operational and 0 in maintenance and 0 in transit
SdKfz 251/8 on 30 December 1944 = 1 operational and 0 in maintenance and 0 in transit
Jagdpanther on 30 December 1944 = 28 operational and 7 in maintenance and 10 in transit

Bergepanzer V on 15 January 1945 = 2 operational and 1 in maintenance and 1 in transit
Möbelwagen on 15 January 1945 = 4 operational and 0 in maintenance and 0 in transit
Wirbelwind on 15 January 1945 = 4 operational and 0 in maintenance and 0 in transit

Then from the book The Combat History of s PJA 654 by Karlheinz Münch there was the following for the Jagdpanthers:

1 January 1945 = 29 operational, 6 in maintenance and 9 in transit
6 January 1945 = 35 operational, 9 in maintenance and 0 in transit
10 January 1945 = 32 operational, 11 in maintenance and 0 in transit
18 January 1945 = 34 operational, 9 in maintenance and 0 in transit
25 January 1945 = 20 operational, 17 in maintenance and 10 in transit


Then from Jeff Dugdale's work I found the following. It is in December but it gives you a feel for Panzer-Brigade 106

On 8 December 1944 the following:
58 officers
451 NCOs
1561 enlisted men
6 officials
2076 total manpower

2 Panzer IVs
10 Panzer Vs
4 Jagdpanzer IVs
4 Möbelwagens
2 Bergepanzer Vs
90 SdKfz 251s all types
6 Kettenkrads
3 motorcycles with sidecar
19 motorcycles
54 field cars
45 cross country field cars
100 trucks
71 cross country trucks
16 Maultiers
11 8 to 18 ton prime movers


He also notes that in the fighting in December the brigade lost 2 Panzer Vs and over 150 men but by early January they could mmuster 2200 men.

The brigade was structured on 8 December 1944 as follows:

Panzer-Abteilung 2106
Panzergrenadier-Batallion 2106
Panzer-Pionier-Kompanie 2106


Hope this data helps.

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Post by lebedo » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:00 pm

:DYes Ron,it helps me.Thanks a lot.

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Post by lebedo » Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:51 am

And what about KG von Luttichau?I heard that it reinforced for a time the brigade then was sent to northern Alsace,but I don't know what his Nashorner and Hetzer co's became.Did the KG took command of the SS PZJGR KIE 95,apparently a unit of RFSS begleit abt?Thanks for help.

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Post by lebedo » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:04 am

:D Again for the TOE of these units,but in November 1944.Is it possible?Thanks

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More Data

Post by Ron Klages » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:54 am

From Jeff Dugdale's work I found the following for Panzer-Brigade 106 on 1 November 1944

56 officers
464 NCOs
1401 enlisted men
6 officials
1927 total manpower

0 Panzer IVs
18 Panzer Vs
3 Jagdpanzer IVs
4 Möbelwagens
2 Bergepanzer Vs
107 SdKfz 251s all types
5 Kettenkrads
5 motorcycles with sidecar
21 motorcycles
76 field cars
41 cross country field cars
119 trucks
74 cross country trucks
17 Maultiers
4x 1 to 5 ton prime movers
11x 8 to 18 ton prime movers



Then from the book The Combat History of s PJA 654 by Karlheinz Münch there was the following for the Jagdpanthers:

1 November 1944 at Grafenwöhr Training area
39x Jagdpanther
4x Möbelwagens
4x Wirbelwinds

13 November 1944
6x Jagpanthers dispatched to unit

19 November 1944 Rail transport Alsace region

1 December 1944
25x Jagdpanthers

losses from 20 to 30 November 1944 were:
18x Jagdpanthers
2x Wirbelwinds

10x Jagdpanthers dispatched to unit on 25 December 1944

10x Jagdpanthers dispatched to unit on 27 December 1944

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Post by Lannes » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:54 pm

lebedo wrote::D Again for the TOE of these units,but in November 1944.Is it possible?Thanks
Hello,
I have F. Bruhns' history of PzBde 106. I'm somewhat busy right now, but if you send me a message next Friday I'll check over the weekend to see if there's anything to add to the information Ron has very generously (as always) posted.
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Post by lebedo » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:25 pm

:D Thanks to both of you!!

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Post by Lannes » Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:58 am

Hello,
I checked the PBde 106 history. Although there is some detail of the actions, there's nothing to add to what Ron posted regarding strength and organisation. Sorry.
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Post by lebedo » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:45 pm

:D Don't be sorry...Thanks for searching.

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Post by Lannes » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:25 am

Actually I must apologise. Coming late into this thread, I had not noticed the original question was for January '45 and I only checked for November '44! The book contains a brigade report for 8.1.45:

Personel and Weapons:
Stab u. Stabs-Kp:10 Off, 39 NCO, 144 ORs, 23 leMG, 4 leMG (Bord), 2 2cm Flak (Bord)
Panzer-Abt : 18 Off, 163 NCO, 456 ORs, 3 Vierlingsflak (Sf), 4 3,7cm Flak (Bord), 2 PzIV, 12 PzV, 3 2cm Drilling
Panzergren-Btl: 25 Off, 234 NCO, 766 ORs, 51 leMG, 9 leMG (Bord), 12 mGrW, 8 sGrW, 28 Sdkfz 251/21
Panzer-Pio-Kp: 3 Off, 27 NCO, 147 ORs, 26 leMG, 10 leMG (Bord)
Gr.Kw.Kol: 1 Off, 8 NCO, 43 ORs, 6 leMG
Werkstatt: 3 Off, 23 NCO, 103 ORs, 3 leMG

"Soft" Vehicles:
Stab u. Stabs-Kp; Pkw(o):6/2/1, Pkw(gl):11/2/0,Lkw(o):1/5/1,Lkw(gl):0/6/0,1 Maultier, 1 Ambulance, Sdkfz 7
Panzer-Abt ; Pkw(o):10/5/0,Pkw(gl):12/4/0,Lkw(o):1/4/29,Lkw(gl):0/12/1,7 Maultier, 3 Ambulances, 3 Sdkfz 7
Panzergren-Btl; Pkw(o):26/0/0,Pkw(gl):12/5/0,Lkw(o):0/25/3,Lkw(gl):0/25/0,5 Maultier, 2 Ambulances, 5 Sdkfz 7
Panzer-Pio-Kp; Pkw(o):4/3/0,Pkw(gl):4/0/0,Lkw(o):0/7/1,Lkw(gl):0/7/0,1 Maultier, 1 Sdkfz 7
Gr.Kw.Kol; Pkw(o):2/0/0,Lkw(o):0/10/2,Lkw(gl):0/6/0,1 Maultier
Werkstatt; Pkw(o):4/0/0,Pkw(gl):1/0/0,Lkw(o):0/4/12,Lkw(gl):0/3/0,1 Sdkfz 9/1, 2 Sdkfz 9

The numbers for cars (Pkw) and trucks (Lkw) are given in the form lighht/medium/heavy.

Hope this helped.

Aris Kosionidis

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Post by lebedo » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:28 pm

:up: Thanks Aris...Great!

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Post by lebedo » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:43 pm

:D Hello!Does anybody knows if the brigade received reinforcements during the month of November?Thanks.

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