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: (Elim F11)
Executive Officer(Elim F12)

Panzer Company -  (Pz IVD)

1st Panzer Platoon - (Elim F12) (Pz Ib)
Vehicle Two - (Elim F12) (Pz II)
Vehicle Three - Sgt Mettner (PolCam FreCam) (Pz II) 
Vehicle Four - Cpl Gruden  ( FreCam) (Pz II)
Vehicle Five - (Elim F12) (Pz Ib)

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

3rd Panzer Platoon -  (Pz IIIF)
Vehicle Two -  (Pz IIIE)
Vehicle Three -   (Pz IIIE)
Vehicle Four -  Cpl Geiger ( FreCam(1 TK) (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 - (Elim F8)
1st Rifle Squad - (Elim F8)
2nd Rifle Squad - (Elim F11)
3rd Rifle Squad - (Elim F8)
4th Rifle Squad - Cpl Lipniki ( FreCam) (Repl F4)

2nd Grenadier Platoon - (Disbanded after F7)
1st Rifle Squad - (Combined with 1st Platoon)
2nd Rifle Squad - (Combined with 1st Platoon)
3rd Rifle Squad - (Elim F7)
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, IC2)
3rd Rifle Squad - Cpl Coulver ( FreCam)
4th Rifle Squad - (Elim F9)

4th Grenadier Platoon - Sgt Imhofe (IAB, PolCam FreCamIC2)
1st Rifle Squad - Sgt Kandler (IAB, PolCam FreCamIC2)
2nd Rifle Squad - (Elim F11)
3rd Rifle Squad - (Elim F11)
4th Rifle Squad - (Elim F11)

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, IC2) (2 TK) (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, IC2) (2 TK) (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 (PAB, 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 - (Elim F10)
2nd Motorcycle Squad - Cpl Wilhelm (IAB, PolCam FreCam, IC2)
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 - (Elim F11)
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 - (Stug III)
2nd Assault Gun (Stug III)
3rd Assault Gun - Sgt Kulle (FreCam) (Stug III)

Panzerjaeger Platoon -Sgt Dittrich (FreCam, IC2) (2 TK) (PzJgr I)
2nd Anti-Tank Vehicle(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).
Sgt Wagner (WB (1), (FreCam), Stug Platoon Leader, Campaign (F7).
Sgt Kamphaus (IAB, PolCam FreCam), 1st Squad, 1st Inf Plt, KIA (F7).
1st Lt Ost (IAB, WB (2), PolCam, FreCam), 2nd Platoon Commander, Schutzen Co, Campaign (F7).
Sgt Axthelm (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam), 3rd Squad, 2nd Platoon, Campaign (F7).
Sgt Gebhardt (WB (1), FreCamKIA (F8).
1st Lt Klugmann (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCamIC1 and 2)Campaign (F8).
Sgt Lehmkuhl (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam), Campaign (F8).
Sgt Lutz (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam), Campaign (F8).
LCpl Hackl (IAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam), Campaign (F9).
SSgt Sachs (IAB, WB (2), PolCam FreCam)Campaign (F10).
Cpl Arteis (WB (1),  FreCam)KIA (F11).
Cpl Pankau (IAB, PolCam FreCamIC2)KIA (F11).
Lt Col Klink (IAB, WB (1), PolCam, FreCam,IC2)Campaign (F11).
Maj Schultz (IAB, WB (2), PolCamFreCam, IC2)Campaign (F12).
Cpl Rishel (IAB, WB (1),  FreCam)Campaign (F12). (Return December 1940)
Cpl Brauer (WB (1),  FreCam)Campaign (F12).
LCpl Rayle (WB (1), PolCam FreCam)KIA (F12).

2nd Lt Schiffer (PAB, WB (2), PolCam FreCam), Permanent Injury (F12).

Sgt Zedler (PAB, WB (2), PolCam FreCam)Campaign (F12).

Cpl Peske (WB (1),  FreCam)Campaign (F12).
Sgt Fittzbaum (PAB, WB (2), PolCam FreCam(1 TK)Campaign (F13). (Return October 1940)

Cpl Krisnel (PAB, WB) ( FreCam(1 TK)KIA (F13).
Capt Bohm (PAB, WB (2), PolCam, FreCam)Campaign (F13). (Return August 1940)
SSgt Grossman (PAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam)KIA (F14).
Sgt Harms, 2nd Pz Plt (PAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam)Campaign (F13). (Return October 1940)

Cpl Otjen (PAB, WB (1), PolCam FreCam(1 TK)KIA (F14).

Sgt Taube (PAB, WB (1), FreCam)KIA (F14).


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.

F7: Lost: ~30 KIA/WIA, 1 Stug III destroyed; Caused: ~55 KIA/WIA, 1 25mm anti-tank gun, 1 75mm field piece, two H39 light tanks.

F8: Lost: ~40 KIA/WIA, 1 Stug III destroyed; Caused: ~35 KIA/WIA, 1 25mm ATG destroyed

F9: Lost: ~25 KIA/WIA; Caused: ~30 KIA/WIA, 1 75mm FG destroyed, 45 captured

F10: Lost: ~20 KIA/WIA, 1 Sdfkz 222 damaged; Caused: ~45 KIA/WIA, 10 captured

F11: Lost: ~30 KIA/WIA, 1 Stug III damaged; Caused: ~20 KIA/WIA, 15 captured, 25mm ATG captured

F12: Lost: ~50 KIA/WIA, 6 Panzers destroyed; Caused: ~45 KIA/WIA, 10 captured,  two 25mm ATG destroyed

F13: Lost: ~25 KIA/WIA, three Panzer IIIs and six Panzer IVs destroyed; Caused: ~25 KIA/WIA, three H39s, two Somuas, and one Char B1 destroyed

F14: Lost: ~20 KIA/WIA, three Panzer IIIs and one PanzerJaeger I destroyed; Caused: ~15 KIA/WIA, two Char B1s destroyed