Panzer Army Africa (DAK) at 2nd ALAMEIN

Panzer Army Africa

(commanded by Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) Erwin Rommel) (Lieutenant-General (General der Panzertruppe) Georg Stumme was in command at the start of the battle in Rommel’s absence on sick leave)

Comd car or SdKfz 250 [Greif] (C3), Signals Truck [or captured Dorchester] (C3), 20mm Flak Truck (S3) Ambulance Truck (L3), Armd Car (R3)

Army troops

German 90th Light Afrika Division

(Brigadier-General (Generalmajor) Ernst Strecker)

Comd car (C3), Signals Truck (C3),  Ammo Truck (L3), POL Truck (L3), Engineer Truck (L3), 2 Engineer (E2),

  • 190th Pz Battalion – PzII or PzIII (F3)

  • 190th Pz Recce Battalion – SdKfz 222 (R3)
  • 155th Panzergrenadier Regiment (with 707th Heavy Infantry Gun Company)  Comd Sdkfz 250, 251 or 263 (CF3), 2 Comd car (1 may be an Sdkfz 250 or 251) + 37mm Pak (C3), Sdkfz 251 (F3), Truck (F3) + 15cm s.IG 33 Inf How (S3)

  • 200th Panzergrenadier Regiment (with 708th Heavy Infantry Gun Company) Comd car + 3.7cm Pak (C3), 2 Truck (F3), + 15cm s.IG 33 Inf How (S3)

  • 361st Panzergrenadier Regiment (The 361st was formed in theatre from former French Foreign Legionnaires of German origin)Comd car + 3.7cm Pak (C3), 2 Truck (F3)

  • 190th Artillery Regiment –  Sdkfz 11 Limber (L3), 10.5cm Gun (S3)

  • 190th Anti-tank Battalion – Sdkfz 10 Limber (L3), 5cm or Pak 36(r) Gun (S3)

  • under command: Force 288 (Panzergrenadier Regiment Afrika, the three battalions listed after this are not part of this 8-to-10 company detachment)

    • 605th Anti-tank Battalion – Diane Sdkfz6 [1942] (S3)

  • 190th Engineer Battalion – Opel Blitz + 2 Engineers (E3)

164th Light Afrika Division

(Major-General (Generalleutnant) Carl-Hans Lungershausen)

  • Comd car (C3), Signals Truck (C3),  Ammo Truck (L3), POL Truck (L3), Ambulance (L3)
  • 125th Infantry Regiment –  Comd car + 3.7cm Pak (C3), 2 Truck (F3)

  • 382nd Infantry Regiment (>Jul’42) –  Comd car + 3.7cm Pak (C3), 2 Truck (F3)

  • 433rd Infantry Regiment –  Comd car + 3.7cm Pak (C3), 2 Truck (F3)

  • 220th Artillery Regiment – Sdkfz 11 Limber (L3), 10.5cm Gun (S3)

  • 220th Pioneer Battalion – Opel Blitz (L3), 2 Engineers (E1)

  • 220th Anti-tank Battalion – Pak 37 5cm (S3), Limber (L3)

  • 220th Reconnaisance Battalion – SdKfz 222 or 233 (R3)
  • 609th Anti-aircraft Battalion – SdKfz 10/4 2cm 30 + ammo trailer (S2)

Ramcke (2nd) Parachute Brigade

(Brigadier-General (Generalmajor) Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke) – Comd (C3), Signals (C3)

  • 1st Bn 2nd Parachute Regiment – Parachute Infantry stand (F3)

  • 1st Bn 3rd Parachute Regiment – Parachute Infantry stand (F3)

  • 2nd Bn 5th Parachute Regiment – Parachute Infantry stand (F3)

  • Lehrbattalion Burkhardt – Parachute Infantry stand (F3)
  • Parachute Artillery Battery – 10.5cm Leichtgeshutz 40 or 7.5cm Gebirgsgeschutz 36 + Kettenrad limber (S3)
  • Parachute Anti-tank Battalion – 7.5cm PaK 40 or 5cm PaK 38 or  7.5cm Leichtgeshütz 40 (S3) + Limber (L3)
  • Parachute Pioneer Battalion – 3 Pioneer (@E1)

 

Deutches Afrika Korps DAKpalm

(Major-General (Generalleutnant) Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma)
Comd car (C3), Signals Truck [or captured Dorchester] (C3),  Ambulance Truck (L3)
HQ DAK
  • 33 and 3 Motorcycle Battalions DAK 6 M/Cs or M/C combos @ R1

3 and 33 Kradshutz Abteilung

  • DAK Artillery –  Sdkfz 7 Limber (L3), 210mm Gun (S2)

DAK Artillery. 21cm Gun

  • DAK 605 Panzerjaeger Abteilung(Battalion)* [To 90 Lt Div] – Panzerjäger 1b 4.7cm (S3)[1941 onwards] or Diane Sdkfz6 [1942] (S3), Limber (L3)

DAK 605 Panzerjaeger Abteilung

DAK 606 Flak Abteilung

  • 33rd/II Luftwaffe Flak Abteilung –  Flak 8.8cm (S2), SdKfz 7 limber (L2)

DAK Artillery. 33rd/II and 606 Flak Abteilung

  • Grosstransportraum – Famo SdKfz 9 limber (L3), Sonder Anhänger 116 (L3),  a variable number of trucks, Axis and captured

DAK Grosstransportraum

15th Panzer Division

(Brigadier-General (Generalmajor) Gustav von Vaerst)

  • Comd car (C3), Signals Sdkfz 222, 232 or 263  (C3), Ammo Truck (L3), POL Truck (L3)
  • 8th Panzer Regiment – Comd PzII or III (C3), 4 PzIII (F3)

  • 115th Panzergrenadier Regiment – Comd Sdkfz 250, 251 or 263 (C3),  Sdkfz 251 (F3), 2 Truck (F3)

  • 33rd Artillery Regiment – Saurer Sdkfz 254 or Sdkfz 253 (L3), 15cm Gun (S3)

  • 33rd Pz Recce Battalion – Sdkfz 222 or 233 (R3)
  • 33rd Anti-tank Battalion – PaK 38 (r) 7.62cm (S3) + Sdkfz 11 (or 10) Limber (L3)

  • 33rd Pioneer Battalion – Pioneer SdKfz 251/7 (E3)

21st Panzer Division

(Brigadier-General (Generalmajor) Heinz von Randow)Comd car (C3), Signals Sdkfz 222 or 232 [or captured Dorchester or SdKfz 263] (C3),  Engineer truck (L3), 2 Engineer stands (F2), Ammo Truck (L3), POL Truck (L3),  Ambulance Sdkfz 251 (L3)

  • 5th Panzer Regiment – Comd PzII (C3), 3 PzIII (F3). Pz IV (F3)

  • 104th Panzergrenadier Regiment – Comd Sdkfz 250, 251 or 263 (CF3), Sdkfz 251 (F3), 2 Truck (F3)

  • 155th Artillery Regiment – Comd  Sdkfz 253 (C3),  Lorraine Schlepper  15cm (S3)

  • 3rd Aufklärungs Battalion – Sdkfz 222 or 233 (R3)
  • 39th Anti-tank Battalion – PaK 38 5cm (S3) + Sdkfz 10 Limber (L3).

  • 200th Pioneer Battalion – Pioneer SdKfz 251/7 (E3)

136 Infantry Division Giovani Fascisti (Young Fascists)

Comd car (C3), Signal van (C3),  Ammo Truck (L3), POL Truck (L3)

  • 136 Infantry Regiment – Comd car (C3), 2 Rifle Trucks (F3)
  • 3rd Recce Battalion Lancieri di MonferratoAB41 A/c (R3)
  • 136 Artillery Regiment – 65/17 or 75/27 or 100/17 Portee (S3), Comd Car/Limber (L3)
  • 125 Pioneer Battalion – Truck, 2 Pioneers (E3)

The original sources are as below, with NQM Orbats added, modified by Nierhorster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_El_Alamein_order_of_battle provided the framework as a cut and paste.

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