Friday, February 27, 2015

KG Klink OOB - France 1940

Here is the Table of Organization for KG Klink for the Campaign in France, May 1940.

The patriarch, founding father, patron saint, original member, and Lieutenant Colonel of Panzer troops commanding the kampfgruppe, now sporting the Iron Cross 2nd Class for his combat leadership during the campaign in Poland:

                                                                Lieutenant Colonel Klink

Date/Location: France, May 1940

Legend: IAB: Infantry Assault Badge
              PAB: Panzer Assault Badge
              TKB: Tank Killer Badge
              Orange Highlight ("PolCam"): Sort of a campaign ribbon to show he fought in Poland.
              Red Highlight (with number): Shows the number of tanks knocked out by that Panzer crew.
              Green Highlight ("IC1" and IC2)" Iron Cross holder, either 1st or 2nd Class.

Commanding Officer: Lt Col Klink (IAB, PolCam, FreCam, IC2)
Executive Officer: Maj Schultz (IAB, WB (1), PolCamFreCam, IC2)

Panzer Company - Capt Bohm (PAB, WB (1), PolCam, FreCam(Pz IVD)

1st Panzer Platoon - 2nd Lt Schiffer (PAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam) (Pz Ib)
Vehicle Two - Sgt Zedler (PAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam) (Pz II)
Vehicle Three - Sgt Mettner (PolCam FreCam) (Pz II) 
Vehicle Four - Cpl Gruden  ( FreCam) (Pz II)
Vehicle Five - Cpl Peske ( FreCam) (Pz Ib)

2nd Panzer Platoon - 1st Lt Loeb (PAB, WB (2), PolCam, FreCam, IC1 and 2(5 TK) (Pz IIIF)
Vehicle Two - SSgt Grossman (PAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam(Pz IIIF) 
Vehicle Three - Sgt Mayer (PAB, PolCam FreCam(1 TK) (Pz IIIF)
Vehicle Four - Sgt Harms (PolCam FreCam(Pz IIIE) 
Vehicle Five -  (Pz IIIE)

3rd Panzer Platoon - Sgt Fittzbaum (PAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam(Pz IIIF)
Vehicle Two - Cpl Otjen (PAB, PolCam FreCam(1 TK) (Pz IIIE)
Vehicle Three -  Cpl Krisnel ( FreCam) (Pz IIIE)
Vehicle Four -  Cpl Geiger ( FreCam) (Repl, F4) (Pz IIIF)
Vehicle Five - (Pz IIIE)

4th Panzer Platoon - SSgt Mangold (PAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam) (2 TK) (Pz IVC) 
Vehicle Two -   Cpl Rausch ( FreCam) (Repl, F4) (Pz IVD) 
Vehicle Three - Sgt Graebner (PAB, PolCam FreCamIC1 and 2(4 TK) (Pz IVD)  
Vehicle Four -  Sgt Kapp (PolCam FreCam(Pz IVC) *Withdrew against orders (F6)
Vehicle Five - Cpl Progen ( FreCam) (Pz IVC)

Schutzen Company - 1st Lt Tausch (IAB, PolCam FreCamIC1 and 2)

1st Grenadier Platoon - 1st Lt Klugmann (IAB, PolCam FreCamIC1 and 2)
1st Rifle Squad - Sgt Kamphaus (IAB, PolCam FreCam)
2nd Rifle Squad - Sgt Lehmkuhl (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam)
3rd Rifle Squad - Cpl Arteis ( FreCam)
4th Rifle Squad - (Elim F2)

2nd Grenadier Platoon - 1st Lt Ost (IAB, WB (1), PolCam, FreCam)
1st Rifle Squad - Sgt Lutz (IAB, PolCam FreCam)
2nd Rifle Squad - Cpl Lipniki ( FreCam) (Repl F4)
3rd Rifle Squad -  Sgt Axthelm (IAB, PolCam FreCam)
4th Rifle Squad - (Elim F5)

3rd Grenadier Platoon - SSgt Janke (IAB, PolCam FreCam, IC2)
1st Rifle Squad - Sgt Nader (IAB, PolCam FreCam)
2nd Rifle Squad - Cpl Arndt (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam)
3rd Rifle Squad - Cpl Coulver ( FreCam)
4th Rifle Squad - (Elim F5)

4th Grenadier Platoon - Sgt Imhofe (IAB, PolCam FreCamIC2)
1st Rifle Squad - Sgt Kandler (IAB, PolCam FreCam)
2nd Rifle Squad - Cpl Rishel ( FreCam)
3rd Rifle Squad - LCpl Hackl (IAB, PolCam FreCam)
4th Rifle Squad - (Elim F5)

Schwere Platoon - Gapped
MG Squad - Cpl Creuzburg (IAB, PolCam FreCam(MG34) 
                   - LCpl Steinkamp (IAB, PolCam FreCam(MG34)
Mortar Squad - Sgt Osswald (IAB, PolCam FreCam(80mm mortar)
                       - LCpl Vigerte ( FreCam) (80mm mortar)
Field Gun Section - Sgt Oberlander (IAB, PolCam FreCam(75mm gun)
                              - Cpl Kallmeyer (IAB, PolCam FreCam(75mm gun)
Anti-Tank Gun Section - Sgt Kallenbach (IAB, WB (2), PolCam FreCam, IC2) (2 TK) (PaK-36 37mm ATG) 
                                       - Cpl Drexler (IAB, PolCam FreCam(PaK-36 37mm ATG)

Reconnaissance Company - 1st Lt Wehner (IAB, TKB (1), WB (2), PolCam FreCamIC2)

Armored Reconnaissance Platoon - 2nd Lt Weider (IAB, PolCam FreCam(1 TK) (Sdkfz 222)
2nd Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle - Sgt Keck, (PAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam, IC2) (1 AC) (Pz II) 
3rd Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle -  (Sdkfz 231)
4th Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle - LCpl Fasbender (FreCam) (Rep F2) (Sdkfz 222)
5th Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle - Cpl Edst  (FreCam,IC2) (Sdkfz 222)

1st Motorcycle Platoon - SSgt Dorn (IAB, PolCam FreCam)
1st Motorcycle Squad - SSgt Sachs (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam)
2nd Motorcycle Squad - Cpl Wilhelm (IAB, PolCam FreCam)
3rd Motorcycle Squad - Cpl Wallon ( FreCam)
4th Motorcycle Squad - (Combined with 2nd Squad, F1)

2nd Motorcycle Platoon - SSgt Behrendt (IAB, PolCam FreCam, IC2)
1st Motorcycle Squad - Sgt Eisen (IAB, PolCam FreCam)
2nd Motorcycle Squad - Cpl Obst (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam)
3rd Motorcycle Squad - Cpl Pankau (IAB, PolCam FreCamIC2)
4th Motorcycle Squad - (Elim F6)

Assault Engineer Platoon - 2nd Lt Orstens (PolCam FreCam)
1st Engineer Squad - Sgt Barkstrom (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam, IC2)
2nd Engineer Squad - Sgt Klivens (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam)
3rd Engineer Squad - Cpl Dilbertt (IAB, PolCam FreCam)
4th Engineer Squad - (Elim F6)

Assault Gun Platoon - Sgt Wagner (FreCam) (Stug III)
2nd Assault Gun - Sgt Gebhardt (FreCam) (Stug III)
3rd Assault Gun - Sgt Kulle (FreCam) (Stug III)

Panzerjaeger Platoon -Sgt Dittrich (FreCam) (PzJgr I)
2nd Anti-Tank Vehicle - Sgt Taube (FreCam) (PzJgr I)
3rd Anti-Tank Vehicle - Cpl Hamburg (FreCam) (PzJgr I)

Sgt Pichler (PAB, WB (1), PolCam, FreCamIC2), V3 Arm Rec Plt, Campaign  (F1).
Cpl Visner (IAB, WB (1), FreCamIC2), 4th Squad, 1st M/C Plt, Campaign (F1).
Cpl Dortmund (PAB, WB (1), FreCam), V4 Arm Rec Plt, KIA (F1).
Cpl Benten (PAB, WB (1), FreCam), V5, 2nd Pz Plt, KIA (F1).
Sgt Lowenstam (IAB, WB (2), PolCam, Frecam), 2nd Squad, 1st M/C Plt, KIA (F1).
Cpl Orel (IAB, WB (1), FreCam), 4th Squad, 1st Inf Plt, Campaign (F2).
SSgt Friessler (PAB, WB (1), PolCam, Frecam) (4 TK), 3rd Pz Plt Cmdr, Campaign (F3).
Sgt Jurgens (PAB, WB (2), PolCamFrecam), V2, 4th Pz Plt, Campaign (F3).
Sgt Emmerich (PAB, WB (1), PolCamFrecam), V3, 3rd Pz Plt, KIA (F3).
Sgt Hasselbach (IAB, WB (2), PolCam,Frecam), 2nd Squad, 3nd Inf Plt, KIA (F4).
Sgt Hauer (IAB, WB (2), PolCamFrecam,IC2), 1st Squad, 3rd Inf Plt, KIA (F5).
Capt Freitag (IAB, WB (2), PolCamFrecam, IC2), Infantry Co Cmdr, Campaign (F5).
SSgt Mader (IAB, TKB (1), WB (1), PolCamFrecam, IC2), 4th Plt Cmdr, Campaign (F5).
SSgt Aust (IAB, WB (1), PolCam, Frecam), 1st Squad, 1st Inf Plt, Campaign (F5).
Cpl Rein (IAB, WB (1), FreCam) (Repl F1), 2nd Squad, 1st Motorcycle Plt, KIA (F6)
SSgt Gradl (IAB, WB (2), PolCam FreCamIC1 and 2), 1st M/C Plt Cmdr,  Campaign (F6).
Sgt Hafl (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam, IC2), Engineer Platoon, Campaign (F6).


Left Out of Battle:
Officer Cadet Fahrmann (1st Pz Plt, PAB, PolCam), (2 TK) (Officer Training)
Officer Cadet Kleiber (4th Pz Plt, PAB, WB (1), PolCam) (Officer Training)
Officer Cadet Hinkle (1st Gren Plt, IAB, WB (1), PolCam(Officer Training)
Officer Cadet Haas (2nd Gren Plt, IAB, PolCamIC2) (Officer Training)
Officer Cadet Distler (Arm Rec Plt, PAB, PolCam(Officer Training)

F1: Lost: 35 KIA/WIA, 1 Pz Mk III, 1 Pz Mk II, 1 Sdkfz 232, 1 Sdkfz 222; Caused: 50 KIA/WIA, captured 10, captured 1 damaged H35 light tank.

F2: Lost: ~15 KIA/WIA; Caused: ~35 KIA/WIA, captured ~15 POW, knocked out two H39 tanks.

F3: Lost: ~15 KIA/WIA, 2 Pz Mk III, 2 Pz Mk IV; Caused: ~20 KIA/WIA, captured ~10 POWs, 1 H39 knocked out, 1 Char B knocked out, 1 H39 damaged and captured, 2 Char Bs damaged and captured.

F4: Lost: ~10 KIA/WIA, 1 Pz Mk III; Caused: ~70 KIA/WIA, captured ~50 POWs, 2 R35s knocked out, 2 25mm ATGs captured.

F5: Lost: ~55 KIA/WIA, 1 Pz Mk III, 1 Sdkfz 221; Caused: ~40 KIA/WIA, ~20 POWs, 1 Char B heavy tank, 1 25mm ATG.

F6: Lost: ~25 KIA/WIA, 1 PaK-36 ATG; Caused: ~60 KIA/WIA, 1 75mm field piece, two Somua S35 medium tanks.


  1. Hi Jack,

    Cool, lots of experience there. Might not be so many tank crews left if they come up against a few Matilda IIs around Arras.

    Looking forward to the 1940 campaign!

    Cheers, Andy

  2. Yep, my favourite period, I'll be following this one

  3. Thanks fellas. I'm actually rearing to go, but I'm waiting on some goodies from Pendraken to get the forces finished up. I'll be featuring both the Brits and French, armor as follows:

    1 Matilda II
    1 Cruiser A13 (I think a 13, not sure)
    2 Matilda Is
    2 Vickers

    1 Char B
    2 Somuas
    3 R35s

    Up against my same complement of Pz IIs, IIIs, and IVs (short). Hopefully the French and Brits don't thin the herd too much...