K St N 1149 (f G): Jagdpanzerkompanie (Jagdpanzer IV or 38), 1 November 1944

By Christian Ankerstjerne

The Kriegsstärkenachweisung 1149 (freier Gliederung) from 1 November 1944 was a re-organization of the earlier version from 1 February 1944, in which the support elements had been moved to the parent units. There were two different versions: Type A with 13 tank destroyers, and type B with 10 tank destroyers.

The following additional tasks were given to the company troops:

Of the non-commissioned officers, three held the rank of Oberfeldwebel and seven (for type A) or five (for type B) held the rank of Feldwebel. In the tank destroyers, the on-board sub-machine gun was given to the gunner.

Organization

Authorized Strength, Type A

Personnel

Company Headquarters 1st Platoon 2nd Platoon 3rd Platoon Total
Officers 1 1 1 - 3
Non-commissioned officers 5 12 12 13 42
Privates 6 6 6 6 24
Total 12 19 19 19 69

Weapons

Company Headquarters 1st Platoon 2nd Platoon 3rd Platoon Total
Rifles 5 2 2 2 11
Pistols 5 13 13 13 44
Sub-machine guns1 2 4 4 4 14
Light machine guns 1 4 4 4 13
7,5 cm Pak 39 (in vehicles) 1 4 4 4 13

Vehicles

Company Headquarters 1st Platoon 2nd Platoon 3rd Platoon Total
1 4 4 4 13
Sd Kfz 22 1 - - - 1
Light motorcycles - 1 1 1 3
Light cross-country cars (four wheels) 1 1 1 1 4
Medium cross-country cars (with Fu 5 and Fu 8 radios) 1 - - - 1

Authorized Strength, Type B

Personnel

Company Headquarters 1st Platoon 2nd Platoon 3rd Platoon Total
Officers 1 1 1 - 3
Non-commissioned officers 5 9 9 9 33
Privates 6 5 5 5 21
Total 12 15 15 15 57

Weapons

Company Headquarters 1st Platoon 2nd Platoon 3rd Platoon Total
Rifles 5 2 2 2 11
Pistols 5 10 10 10 35
Sub-machine guns1 2 3 3 3 11
Light machine guns 1 3 3 3 10
7,5 cm Pak 39 (in vehicles) 1 3 3 3 10

Vehicles

Company Headquarters 1st Platoon 2nd Platoon 3rd Platoon Total
1 3 3 3 10
Sd Kfz 22 1 - - - 1
Light motorcycles - 1 1 1 3
Light cross-country cars (four wheels) 1 1 1 1 4
Medium cross-country cars (with Fu 5 and Fu 8 radios) 1 - - - 1

Notes

  1. MP 40 when armed with Jagdpanzer IV's, Sturmgewehr 44 when armed with Jagdpanzer 38's. Back.
  2. If unavailable, the Kettenkraftrad could be replaced by a light cross-country car or a motorcycle with sidecar. Back.

Sources

  1. Jagdpanzerkompanie (Jagdpanz.IV oder 38) (f G). Berlin : Allgemeines Heeresamt, 1944. 3 p. K St N 1149 (f G), 1.11.1944.