Romanian MG Brigades?

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PreußensGlanz
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Romanian MG Brigades?

Post by PreußensGlanz » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:08 am

Hi
Does anyone know something about an MG brigade attached to 3rd Army in 1942?
I can't even find an MG Brigade formation at all for the Romanians, so maybe it was something smaller.
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Re: Romanian MG Brigades?

Post by Brad Hunter » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:56 am

A couple of years ago, I acquired quite a few Romanian-language sources on the Army during WW2 for a project I was working on.

The MG Battalions were remnants of the pre-WWII Infantry Division organization. Each Infantry Division had an MG Battalion within it’s organization prior to WWII. In the late 1930’s, these units were detached from their respective divisions, and made Corps-level assets, corresponding to home depot recruitment zones. In practice, some divisions retained their respective MG Battalion. After the Battle of Odessa, the MG Battalions appear to have been disbanded (by 11/41).

Batalion Mitraliere – Independent Assets – Attachments on 06/22/41
Batalion 1.Mitraliere – Regiment 17.Infanterie (detached from Divizia 1.Infanterie)
Batalion 2.Mitraliere – Divizia 2.Infanterie
Batalion 3.Mitraliere – Divizia 3.Infanterie
Batalion 4.Mitraliere – Corp 4.Armata
Batalion 5.Mitraliere – Corp 3.Armata
Batalion 6.Mitraliere – Corp Cavalerie
Batalion 7.Mitraliere – Corp Munte
Batalion 8.Mitraliere – Corp 4.Armata
Batalion 9.Mitraliere – Divizia 9.Infanterie
Batalion 10.Mitraliere – Divizia 10.Infanterie
Batalion 11.Mitraliere – Grup Armate “Antonescu” Reserves
Batalion 13.Mitraliere – Corp 5.Armata
Batalion 14.Mitraliere – Divizia 14.Infanterie
Batalion 15.Mitraliere – Divizia 15.Infanterie
Batalion 18.Mitraliere – Divizia 18.Infanterie
Batalion 19.Mitraliere – Divizia 19.Infanterie
Batalion 20.Mitraliere – Divizia 20.Infanterie
Batalion 21.Mitraliere – Divizia 21.Infanterie
Batalion 25.Mitraliere – Armata 4. Reserves
Batalion 27.Mitraliere – Divizia 18.Infanterie
Batalion 30.Mitraliere – Divizia 2.Infanterie
Batalion 31.Mitraliere – Grup Armate “Antonescu” Reserves
Batalion 35.Mitraliere – Corp Munte
Batalion 36.Mitraliere – Divizia 1.Graniceri
Batalion 40.Mitraliere – Divizia 1.Garda

Organization:
Batalion Mitraliere
--HQ – Stat
--Companie Mitraliere – 16 x HMG
--Companie Mitraliere – 16 x HMG
--Companie Mitraliere – 12 x LMG

Source:
Romanescu, Gheorghe, et al, “Istoria Infanteriei Romane,” Volume I, Editura Stiintifica si Enciclopedica, Bucharest, 1985.

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Re: Romanian MG Brigades?

Post by PreußensGlanz » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:57 pm

Hey thanks for the info.
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