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Office,

Supplements
1944)

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Military

dated March

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EDITION OF 1

s
I

NCLASSIFIED
INT.RODUC.TION
1. This book is
in

published

the

a comprehensive fona all

the basic handbook


2.
ture,

purpose of

C1

infonnation gathered on the


the,

easy

reference,

of

publication

AN IATITARY SYMBOIS"

For purposes of

presenting

the

1 April 1944.
general

struc-

as well as the subdivisions of this book are patterned

.fter.the
the

the

symbols since

of Gernan military

:subject.

for

parent

publication.:

page numbers- of the

book are

appended to

facilitate

To further
corresponding

all

sections

headings.

section

reference,
basic

of the
Sections

nothing has been added are by-passed without

,to

which

reference.

Some

new sections have been inserted between old sections, while'


others have been placed at the enid of section groups.

3.
are
current

lid

Inasmuch as the old symbols listed in the basic book

no longer

in

symbols.

use,

only a

Owing to

the

single
method

column is
of

black parts of the symbols (such as

JNCLAS'SIFIFr

carried

reproduction,

-flag

for

the

the

so-

symbols etc.)

must be shown as dotted.

4.

To save space, the columns in

respectively,

to

on

ingle

spelling are
divergence in

I. S."

column, heaed "English"'.

U. S.

tenilgy

ani

employed throughout. However, where there is a


terminology,

Requests

for

should be made directly

TION, A.P.O.

are here consolidated in-

and "British",

the

lowed by the British term in

5.

the basic book headed,

41,

U.s0

U.S.

parantheses
copies

additional
to

tenn

is

given first,

(brackets).
of this

MILITARY 'INTELLIGENE

Army.

II

fol-

publication
RESEARCH SEC-

IINCLASSIF lED
T ABL.E

CONTENTS

OF

PA.RT 1. AM
BASIC SYMIBOLS AJID COMPOSITION OF TA CTIMiL SYMLBOLS

1L.

Section
I.
Basic Symbols for Headqcuarters

e.I

......

Basic Symbols for Branches. of -Service


..
(;.rs
and Services)........
Basic Symbols for Weapons arnd Eqpuipment e..,

II.

e..........

III.

e.

,e e.

Basic Symbols Denoting Methods of Transport .. .... 7

IV.

Indication of the .Actual ,and Missing. Strength


of Divisions etc.
Abbreviations Used with Basic and Tactical

IVa.

.,.

........

VII.

Symbols

......

...... .. .. .. .......

Supplementary Numerals

VIII.

eeo.

B.

G-un

Positions

.,

oeo

.ooao

117"

"e

....

..

.................

Revised System of Military Syrmbols.


A. Type or Model Number of Weapons

IX.

15

..................

23

.e

.00a0...24.

..

o.

.24

25

...

.....

X. Application of Tactical Symbols on Vehicles....... 27

XI.
B.

I.

II.

29,

Distinguishing Numbers on Armored Vehicles ........

TACTIC. J,'SYM~BOLS

FOR IGICER HL ADQ{JLITERS,


COMBAT TROOPS, SERVICES, SERVICE INST~ LATIONS, AND TRANSPORTATION CONTROL

Higher Headquarters.".........

Combat 'Troops......................

CLJ E~)

III

30

a.ee........

..

34

e...

....

t A

.,

<i..A

11.,

tm,

".9

'

2:

Motorized and Aored Infantry

3.

Mountain Inf~antry

4.

Cavalry and Reconnaissance ...


Tank ... .. ..
Antitanlk .
"...".... ..
OOO.O0..

5.

.D

6.

....

46~

....

.e.....

..
e

..

4.t7~

..
"

OODO0

7Artillery59
8.
9.
10Q.

Lntiaircraft

Chemical Warfare

(Smoke)".

11.

Engineers

12.

Field Waterway Troops.....

13.

Fortress

14.
15 .&1 6.

:rtillery.........
Survey and M ap Reproduction . ,.e0a00
..

...

Engineers

.".

.e...

.......

.......

76

.e

80'
80,

82'

e........

12n ine ors

.. - .DO

. .
O-.

O..

..

Railwa-y E~ngineers .......... ....

19.

Signal Trops

.,,..

...

C.

Detachments......

D.

.
.

.
.

84

85?

87:

D....

..

..

e...87'

..............
.
a.....108
iscellaneous..........
.. ........
Propaganda Troops ....
Trains of Combat Troops.. .... .... .....

89

1118

....

Services and Service Installations ...


I.&2.

Technical Troops .........


Construction and Road Construction

A. Headquarters .".........

Soction
III *

, ..

71-

0e

17.

19a.
20.

69

.,,.

....

...........

68

...

Supply and Transl ort

.....

1119

120

..........

120

.......

....

o....

126,

"

136

3.

ALdninistrativc'.............e...

7.

arm.Iy Postal......"".............-

8e

ordnance Troops ............ "..........


Motor Maintenance (MT Paxk) Troops .........

4. Medical. ........."..... .. .. ...... ........ 127


....
133,
5. Veterinary.........................
6.
?Provos t+.-."'" ........................134
""

9.

10.
IV.

""

136
137

Water Lsupply Troops ........................ 139

Transportation (JMoveaent) Control

- IV-

....

09

.14+0

Section
141

V. Special Units, Services and Installations...


1.

Military Welfare Units ............


2. Patrol Services ............ o......

Penal Institutions.
3'Field
Special Intelligence (Espionage) Units ..
,
...........

4.

SPLCIAL .,SIGNS AND SYMBOLS

C.
I.

Obstacles and ix-mjitions ..........

.1. Mines

.e

..........

e........

"

"

"

1 44
144
150
156
158
1:61

2. Other Obstacles ..............


3.. Demolitions and Bilasting .......
4.. Air-landing Cbstcacles ..........
5. Beach and Unlerwater Obstacles

II. River Crossings and Bridge Building


Crossings

1.

2. Bridges
ila.

141
141
142
143

00.

......

....

...............

e .

Indication of the Surface and Condit ion

of Roads... ... .... ..e.

....

162
162
162
164-

e......

165
Illb.
I . Defensive
Wa e u p1'osition
y I sta ...........
l ti n
. ..
.
Ai. Of ficia l 0KM.Sytibols .....
Bh

Docum~ent X

C. Document

...

~0..

........

oo0

D. Document Z ..............
E.
F.

IV.

o
Document ZZ .......
Miscellaneous Documnents..

Tactical

joundaries

..

.................

V. Map Symbols ....................

00v.

"

"

e.

o.

o"

"

o"

oo

e"

o.

o.

o"

"

"

"

"

0.

o""

o"f.

167
168
173
184.
188
189
195
200
201

Soct ion
Air-CGround Co

VI,

unications

o e,, a e

Se miofficial Auxiliary Symbols

VII.

oa......
,o

.,...

....

Tactical Symbols for Situation Maps

VIII.

202

..

204

211

,..

ap and 'aerial-Photo-Ovorlay Symbols

II.

Indicating Enemy Fortifications etc.


X.

..

,.

223

Map Symbols Indicating G-erman War-plants

.,..

230
236

Special Symbols Indicating Acts of Sabotage .

XI.

Camouflaged Directional Signs for Coieeaand

XII.

Posts and Installations

..
**......

239

.....

Visual Communication Signals between

XIII.

Defensive Posts

24+3

............................

'JIR

P,,RT 2.

FORCE

B.

TACTIC L SYMBOLS FOR RIG-HER I -l DQULL-RTERS , COMB T


TROOPS,* SERVICES ',-N SERVICE INSTALLATIONS

14

Higihor Headquarters
.

2,

3.

4.

Troops
yibat

Q9999
.....

24?

...........................

....

...
Antiaircraft .........
.......
iAir Force Signal Troops *.
Parachute and Air--landing Troops

III.

PAREJ
j:iscollaneous

248

.........

,,

VI

,,,....

257

261

NAVY

99.999

--

o...
..

251

264

* PARTI

kP\MY'

A.

BASIC 2dvfi"'3OLS .~PCOITOSITION OF

Section j. oBasic

SymZbol

TAi.CTICAL

SYKBOLS

Syribols for Headquarters (page- 2)

0-erman

English

i lilit

i.ilitary governor. of

g.rbcf ehlshaber

ocoupied territory

Befehlshaber der
*HTaf f en-;SS

Comiander

St and ort keaeprd ant ur

0-arrison cornand
(regimental status)

Ort skormaandentur I

0-arri son c oium and


(battalion status)

Ort skonmandantur TT

G-arri son c ojnm and

of the

.. aff.en- S

(company st at us)

-1-

Section II.

Li

I
-0-

'Basic Symabols ,for Branches of Service


m-and
rv iQe-,page 4)

Kavallerie

Cavalry

Auf kl&'ungseinheiten

Reconnaissanice units

Flaeinheit en u. Flakartillerie

Infantry antiaircraft
and antiaircraft artillery

Kart entruppen

Map-~reproduction troops

Eisenbahntruppen

Railway troops

Feldwasserstrasseneinheit en

Field waterway units

Technische Truppen

Technical troops

Propagandatruppen

Propaganda troops

-2-

erinar--y troops
Veteri~rrupenVet

Veterin1rtruppen

Peldz eugtruppen

Ordnance troops

Kraftf ahrparktruppen

ijot or maint enance

(MiT park) troops

NOM:

+asserversorgungstruppen

,Water supply troops

Feldgendannerie

Military police

Betreuungseinheiten

Military welfare units

Streifendienst e

Military patrol services

The use, particularly on motor vehicles, of the

symbol indicating coimrnanders of signal. units has been

served.

ob-

Thus:

Kdr.Pz.Div.Nachr. Tr.

Commander of signal troops


of a panzer division

However:
Pz.Na chr.Abt.

Signal battalion of a
panzer divrision

IML
-3

-Section ITI.

Basic Symbols for W7eapon s .and

Equipznent

(page 7)

4'

K7

leichtes Maschincngewebr

Machine gun~ (biped) (livC-)

schweres -"aschinengemehr

Machine gun (tripod) (MIVilGa

Panzerfau~t
(Faustpatrone)

Antitank
Weapon

Leichtgeschtitz

Recoilless gun

K astenkanone

Coast artillery gun

IU!st ennrser

Coast artillery M18rser

Sturnpanzer

Assault' tank

S cht.tzenpanzerwagen

Half-track 'troop carrier

-4

(oip-diecharger

Reihenwerfer

S elf-propelled multiple
maortar

Ofenrohr (Banzerschreck)

Bazooka-type 88-smn antitank


rocket projector

(R aketenpanzerb chse 34)

-~.~2

?!Xp chen (Raketenwerfer


435

88- n longe-range antitank

Kett enlracl

Half -track

Volksschwimwagen

,e phibious jeep

Krftwagenkdchenwagen

1~DJ

Kes selkraftwagen fa!r


Was ser

rocket

projector 45.

motorcycle

Kitchen truck (lorry)

Hiater-tank truck
(lorry)

The following improvised symbols are also in use:

Panzerfaust
(Faustpatrone)

Atitank cup -discharger


weapon

..

5.

Panz ervurftline

Antitank projector
mine

schwere s 'Aturf ger,.t

Heavy projector

Ofenrohr (Panzerschreck)

Bazooka--type wntitaak
rocket projector

Poppcthen

88-nm long-range anti-

WA

Rf

tank

rocket

projector

Kampfhagenkanone
(KwK) (bo.)

Tank gun (static)

Kaapfwagenkanone in
Panzertum

Tank gun in. tuirret

Kampfwagenkanone
(oxtsfest)

Tank gun in fixed position

Schartenscheinvierfer

Searchlight in duigout

IV.

Section

Symbols Denoting Methods

Basic

of Transport

(page iG)

Horse-drawn (bespannt

a) Horse-drawn.

and weapons do not receive


method

of transport.

11

symbol

an additional

Grenadier

Kompanie

units

ildicating

Infantry company (horse-

drawn)>

Grenadier

HQ of an infantry

Bataillons

geschtz

battalion

(horse-drawn)

schweres 'Infanterie-

b)

Q,

Examples:

Stab eines

(besp.))

Horse-drawn

:pit Pferden

howitzer

heavy infantry

(gun)

be spannt
Mounted.

by placing

Mounted
the

symbol

(beritten

---

(ber.))
below the

--

units
tactical

are indicated
symbol.

ExamplPe:

k2Vd

6<

Tornisterfunktrupp
Kzw (ber.)

Short-wave portable radio


detachment "b" (mounted)

c) Static.

Static

(bodenst9.ndig

(bo.))

headquarters

and

units are indicated byr placing the abbreviation "bo."


right of the tactical

(bo.

Static

infantry company

d) Partly M2obile.
mobile

Example:

ompanie

Grenadier

symbol.

Units

(teilbeweglich

which are
(t.

bew.))

rendered
by the

only partly

employment

and motor vehicles are indicated by the symbol

to the

Grenadier

Kompanie

xamples

Partly mobile infantry

bew.)

to

of horses

company
Stab eines Grenadier
Bataillons
e)

Partly

the

employment

symbol

infantry

Mobile Motorized.

partly mobile

-1---

HQ of a partly mobile

(t.beew.)
Units

which are rendered

(t eilbeweglich not orisiert


of motor vehicles

battalion

(t.

bewm oft.))

only are indicated

only
by

by the

'xamples:

0renadier
Kompanie
(t. bew.2.ot.)

'Partly mobile

motorized

infantry company
'-8-

Stab eines

Grenadier

B-atillons

f)

Single

(t.

If

Weapons.

of transport

of single

.ot

it

is

desired

to

indicate

weapons, then the

symbol must be added.

J=~7)

HQ of a partly
mobile
motorized infantry
battalion

bew.

the

appropriate

method
mobility

Exroles:

Panzer jgerkanone ,

Antitank gun, towed by

durch Zg Kw
(Zugkraftwagen)

tractor

fortbewegt
Panzerj

durch

gerkanone,

gun,

antitank

Lkw (Last-

towed by truck

(lorry)

kraftwagen)'
fortb ewegt

Ni
g)

Panzerj agerkanone,
wint erbeee glich

Weapons with No Means of

means of transport
classed as static
Y\

Transport.

(ortsfcst),

PanzerjEgcrkanone,

dirawn by sled

(sledge)

(unbespannt)

placed below the basic

unbespannt

Antitank gun,

Weapons without any

which cannot,

however,

be

are indicated by the sym'bol

weapon symbol.

ntitank
of transport

Exom-ple:

gun, without means

h)

caterpillar

tractor

"Ost"

Units

and weapons

towed by

Ost (RSO))

(Raupenschlepper

of the

symbol.

Example:

Batterie le Feldhaubitze. Battery

t z)

field

(troops) of light
howitzers towed by

caterpillar tractor

i)

are

by the addition of the abbreviation "RSO" to the

indicated
right

"Ost".

Tractor

Caterpillar

phibious.

vehicles

"Ost"

Units transported on amphibious motor

(schwi mfhig)

are indicated

by the

symbol-

Example:

Amphibious

Volksschwimntwagen

j)

Bicycle.

bicycle

The symbol

~9

(Fabrrad) may also

jeep

indicating transportation on
be placed below the

unit

Example:

Supply company on

Nachschubkornpanie
auf Fahrridern

bicycles

10

--

symbol.

Indication of the Degree of Mobility of Divisions.


When listing

the divisions of- a corps or an

of mobility

of the

be indicated in

elements

component

the special.

aa) Fully Motorized

divisions

may

manner showin below

(vollmot.-bewegiich).

for

with motor vehicles ready

service,

GrenadieraBataillon,

Fully equipped

Exaple:

'Thnfantry battalion,

Folmoot.-eweg2ich

of the

imy, the degree

fully

mo~otorized

V = Vorausabteilung

Spearhead.

Reinforcements

of

artillery, antitank and engineer units assigned to the


spearhead will also .be indicated by this
bb) Conditionally
3O% of.

the

motor vehicles

sichergestellt).

7H

Motorized

abbreviation.

(bedingt mot. --beweglich).

ready

for

service

(mohin

ssig

Examnple:

Crenadier

Btaillon,

bedringt., mot.beweglich

Infantry

tionally

battalion,

motorized

condi-

(val

cc) Fully L gu~ppoO with Bicycles

fabirracdbhew'egiioh)

Fully equipped with bicycles, with motarized

(battle transport).

combat

train

E~xample:

Grenacierbatailion, vel
fahrra ibowegli ch nit not.
Trossen

dd) Fully Equipp-ed _,wi th Bicyclos.


with horse--drawn combat train.

Infantry battalion,
fully equipped with
bicycles, with motorizedi combat train
Fully equipped with bicycles,

Example:o

Grenadi erbataillon, vall


fahrraabewreglich mit besp.
Trossen

12

--

Infantry -battalion,
fully equipped with
bicycles,, with horsedrawn combat train

ee) Flly Equipped with


drawn (Trosse

20

of the

Bicycles,

Co'abat Train Conditionally Horse-

beclingt bespannt).

combat train

Fully

equipped with bicycles,

vehicles ready for

0renadierbataillon,

service.

with

Exa~ple:

Infantry battalion,

volt

fahrra&'Lbeweglich, Trosse
bedingt bespannt

fully equipped with


bicycles,

20

with combat

.:Atrain conditionally
horse-drawn

ff) Fully Horse-drawn

(voil bespannt beweglich).

with own horse-drawn- combat

;
'

.4

rJ L

train.

Fully horse-drawn,

Example:

tillerieabteilung,

voll

bespannt beweglich

.artillery
battalion
(battery), fully
horse-drawn

gg) Conditionally

Horse-awn.

(bedingt bespannt beweglich).

horse-drawn vehicles ready fcr service.

30
7

A'
rtilleriea teilung,
bedingt bespannt

Example:

Artillery battalion
(battery)

beweglich

ally

13

50: of

condlition-

horse-drawn

hh) Not Mobile (unbewleglich).

Example:

Grenadierbataillon,
unbetweglich

ii)

Not Yet Fonea (noch

nicht

battalion,

not m~obile

aufgestellt). Exriple:

Bataillon, noch niicht


aufgest ellt

..
14

Infantry

Battalion,
yet

not

formned.

Indication of the vctual and Missing Strength

Section IVa.

Divisions

1.

Divisions etc.,

Foriied.

arc not always built

establishment)

strength.

and

(Ist--Strke)

generally shown on the

strength

dliegra-natic

and by contrasting

numerals,

up to

full"

or newly formed
TO/TBA (war

The percentages of the


missing

of the

etc.

Reorganized

divisions etc.

C-ray is

actual

orange.

The upper

below is

lined diagonally,

strength,

(orange)

part

of the

illustrating

while the lower

untouched.

-iso! 0

::-.-

___

'5CA

15

strength

StXrke)

(fehence

while mnissl~ng strength

identify

actflal

organizational

coloring.

of

charts
em
lployed
is

are
in

to

indiated

in

ex.- plo

(gray) part is

left

2.

Battalions

etc.,

in Process

of Formation.

The illustra-

tion shown below represexnts a motorized antitank battalion, conof HQ staff,

sisting

-HQ company,

37-mm antiaircraft
noted,

last

the first

being

comp&.ny, and one assault


three

two companies,

formed.

one 75-mm antitank

units

shown in

awnt: titaDaasGi

gray,

whereas

one
ny.A2

are fully established, while the

broken lines,

have hot as yet been

The color-scheme is the some as above,

shown in

companyj

orange identifies

16

actual strength
missing strength.

Section VII. Abbreviation- TUsed with Basic and Tactical Sybl


7'age.18)
1.

Add the abbreviation Jg =Jager to letters F, G-r, Ls,

Sich etc.
2. The nationality of foreign volunteer units is indicated by
placing the appropriate abbreviation to the left of the unit
symbol.

Excample:

HQ of a Turkestan
battalion

Stab eines Turk 1 ataillons

3. The following special abbreviations indicating national


origin of weapons and equipment are to be inserted1 on pages
2O-27:

amerikni sch

i =italienisch
15=1sterreich-isch

American;

I talian;

P~ustrian;

-1'7

d = d~ni sch =Danish;

kroatisch
u

roatian;

ungax'isch =Hungarian.

The following

4..

miscellaneous abbreviations are

also to be added:
Abbreviation

English

Meaning

Count er-intelligence,
espionage (detachment)'
4,4uswertungsst elle....

b er.

......

s*

bhesp .

bo.........
BV

090000000.

b eritten

...

bespannt

..........

. .....

bodenst~ndig

Static

........

Behelfsmi ssiger ...

Iprovised hospital
train (railway)

Chemische Untersuch-

.~.......

Mounted
Horse-drawn

VVerwunclet enzug
0111.

. Computing station

Chemical research station

ungsstelle

. . . .

Div. Gr.

DiRK

..

]Divisions-F1 silierBataillon

Division .fusilierbattalion

Divisions-Gruppe

Combat group (division


status)

Deutsches
@00

Rote

..

.......

G-erman.Red Cross

0000.

Kreuz
D.St. ...

Dienststelle ........

DVL

Divisionsverpflegungs- Division ration

.........

lager

Station, office

depot
-

18

Fl

ntlausiungsanst

.........

F ....

:.

....

Fellers.

Flame (thrower)

Flameon (-'erf er)..

Field hospital

.....

Felcllazarett

F..........-

Feldersatz (-Btl.,Kp.

...

F.R.Bttr....

Pternraketen-Batterie

G.G.........

Feld genesenden

4400
*G.

Delousing station

-Jlt......

)..

Field reinforcement
(battalion, company)
.

(-Kp.) .. .

g epanzert

Field convalescent
(company)
A.riy group

Heoresgruppe..........

**a

Long-ran~;e rocket (V2)


battery (trotp)

*.....

*..

C-ross (-B~ckcroi--...
kcmpanie)

Armored (transported on
half-tracks)
Large (bake'ry company)

Hochgebirgs (-Bataillon) 'alpine (batt alion)


lEU

:.. ......

..........

K ...

. .

HygienischiBakt eriolo--..
gische--Unt ersuchungsst elle

Hygieno-bacteriologic
research station

Heeresverpfle .ungs--.*
magazin

Anmy ration
dump

Kriegslazarett.....

Rear area

Kompfmhittel

Comlbat (battle) equipment

...........OO
-

19

(base)

hospital

Karren ....

Kar .......
KB

"

'Car't (noun)
.....

rie zbcrictor (-u4)

.........

Ko s

"s"

=e

~lent (-aatoon)

cOrrec

Ke sswlwagen .."....... Tank truck (lorry)

.......

Motor bus

Kzw .. ... K'urzwelle


L

Luftwaffe

.".....

....

La. ."...."

Landungs. (--Boot)

Lab

Laboratorium

La

..

"

..

: Landungs FaLre ....

.....

Stu-**
...

Air

Force

Control post

Leitstand

La F

Short wave

German

oo....ee..

Li .........

.....

.....

LeichtgeschXtz

Laborat ory
Landing ferry

(Laungs-Sturmbcot ..

Landing assault boat


Recoill ess gun

*.......

.G...,....

Landing (boat)

Lcng-medium wave
Kri egsmarmne

Mw

..

"

""..

Magnetmess (-Trup)p)..

Magnetic survey (det achm~ent )

Mitteiwelle .,...

Medium wave

Maschinenzentrale
NSV

..

German Navy

.,

. Nationalsozialisti sohe
Volkswohlfahrt
--. 20:=

Power house
Nazi Organization for Public';
Welfare

eilst and
Pros

..

RK"

.aee

. Prosektur

.......

Direct ion--fincinp post

a"a...

......

Reservelaza rett

......

Riiservelriugslazr~rett
RSO

Raupenschlepper Ost

......

D~issect ing roeaJ, miorgue

.....

Reserve hospital

..

Reserve rear area (base)


*hospital

.. ....

Caterpillar

....

Schein (:nlage us~-. )

.............

Sch.St.

Du: iy (installation

(-Lbteizlung ...

*..Schiffsstomm

a.

usw.)
SF

Seilf'Rhre

.aaa.aa.

S.St.

.....

.....................

Schiffsstfnrm ( -ibteilung

Sturmboot

a".. a

bew met

etc.)
sea.~...".........a

assault boat
Partly mobile

teilbewe lich motorisiert

Unterkunft

U1cw

Navy personnel (battalion


etc.)

Navy personnel (battalio{,

t bew ...

etc.)

Cable ferry

usw.)
Stu

tractor "O st"

. Partly mobile motorized

...........

Ultrakurzwell

Billets
.a.."

.....

Urlaubersrz.elkcm-Lennie

--

21

Ultra-short wave
TFurloughed soldiers
collecting company

V .......... Vierling ........

Four-barreld

o mia,-r'-

craft g'un

Versorgungs-....
V

.g

Supply (unit)

C"...

Vcraltungs

Administration

..

Spearhead

Vorausabteilung....e
Vers.Kp.
Verst ...

. Versorgungskazpanic

(unit)

.....

Supply c op any

Verstarkt,.......

Reinforced

Volks-G-renadier-....

Volksgrenadier
division

Division
VGD.g....g.

Wehnaacht
"Wi

.........

Wfirt schafts- .........

".

German

MneJ Forces

Administration (unit)

WE,

.Anmorer shops,

Zw ......... Zwillings (-Flak)..

Double-barreled antiaircraft gun

_ 22-

VSecticn VIII. Supemunt ary qhumier n s


(pae 28

The carrying

capa-city

by placing the nuiZher (in

of transport units is

indicated

tons) within the 'tactical, syai ol.

ExDiaple:;

Kraftfabrkompauni e c
(180

t)

2q3

?,,ot or transport corapany


t4c" (180 ton capacity)

Sc4tio

ReivCs c:

STypo

Sy ste..

of

ilitary Symbols (pag..e 30)

or Modkel NtTh r of 'Tea pons * (To be inserted

between subsections 4

a nd

5).

pieces of

artillery

identical

caliber but of uifferent type or ;_iodel are distinguished by


placing the typo or mio i nir~aber to the right of tho weapon
symbol.

Extuaplos:e

Batterie l-'e

F.K.18

Battery (troop) of light


field guns 18

Battery (troop) of light

116.7b

field howitzers 18
B t

e i 21

eBatterie
ca~ I~rser

18

(iiot Z)

Battery

(troop)

of towed;

210-inm high-angle howitzers 18

For further )arfi clcrs see under

1-24

.,

17.

.ARTILRY".

B) G-un Positions.

(Ai.nndnents to subsection 121,.

1.) Gun positions undeor ccnstruction are indicated ly the


suppleentry synbol

"Exrle

Ban

Pokstellung .:in

Antitank -gun

position

under construction
2.) Exact Location of Batteries (Troops) ,

W[eapons

etc.

on Maps anl OV rlays.


below

(Arrows are eL.ployecl

exact

to indi cat e the points

geographic positions of batteries

(troops),

,off

the

single

weapons and installations charted on naps or overlays).


a) In position

1;

T4
0-un

Howitzer

Coast artillery
Q-Uf

'Assault

Antiaircraft

gun

gun

Static OP

Emergciency

'V
SaaZoke

pro-

jector

Infantry hiow*itzer -(gun)

X25-

OP

b)

in

fixed position (pivot m~ounting) writhout embrasures

0~
f-'

c). In fixed position

under constr.

under
constr*

Antiaircraft
gun

Coast artillery
gun

Howitzer

with

embrasures

corpleted

under
constr.

ccmpleted

coraplcted

2 embrasures

4 emfbrasures

Colors
G-HQ artillery .......
.......................

Division artillery
Naval artillery

. ..

..

...

.""0.""""""...""...

**
......

0000*...

Antiaircraft and Air Force artillery

-26-

... **

.*.

......

red
black
blue
green,

Section X.
Tactical

symbols will frequently be

(For a

see M.I.F.S2.

?"GZPIP

In

may be found reversed,

or the

parts of the

divisional

divisional

the

illustrate

emblems

symbols and divisional

horse--drawn vehicles.

the

the

many instances,
miarking;s s ay

be

emablems,
1945)..

Janury

DIVISION:=Z E11BI"1S"

serve to

The following drawings will


caion of tactical

of Gerrimn

list

com rehensive

(D) E:B-1/V45

seen on moctor and horse-

conjunction with

in

generally

drwn vehicles,
emblem.

Symbols on Vehicles

of Tactical

plication

apli-

usual
on motor

order of placement
a._rplied

to

ether

vehicles.

a) Motor vehicles

""

Front view/

aK
mPnt~ ~71

Emblemz

\OC

2'7.

and

Rear view

Rear view

sid~e view

28-

Section XI. Distin

All

a nore

__Lbers on Armored Veh l.Qs

ishirisz

t vehicles

(tans,

scout

cars,

half-tracks etc.)

s.re
now mrked with distinguishing nmrz'oers,

in

heir sub-unit

code

Last num

The following

affiliations.

order to identify

berer

is

applied:

Vehicle number

""....................

Next to last nufber .............. .. " Platoon (0 for HQ)


Third from last number

................ s Company

Third and/or fourth from

last nuber

...

Battalion or regiment al
HQ, numbers picked at
random above 20

101 =1 st

Company,

company HQ,

512

Company,

1st Platoon,

3rd

1001

10th Company, company HQ,

2705

5th

4203

3rd

amo-

company cori ander vehicle


2nd vehicle
company coimiancer vehicle

ormoed:

vehicle

of battalion HQ

ed..

vehicle

of regimental

'29

"

(code

HQ (code

number 27)
number 42)

lB.

T OTTCa SY'IBOLS 'FOR. HIGHER EIIADQU RTE RS, COI; BT TROOFS ,


SERVICES, SERVICE INST II2IONS, ,M.1 TANSPORT ,TION CONTROL
Section I. Higher Headquarters (page 36)

ml

panzer

Panzerg uppenkormnando

HQ of a

Panz erameeoberkonn anclo

HQ of a panzer army

Gebirgsarmeeoberkom mandco

HQ of a ,mountain army

Milit

Military governor of

rbef ehlshaber

army

group

occupied territory

Fr~fi

"

'Waffen--

iBefehlshaber der rWaff enS5

Coimander of the

Ceneralkonjnando eines
Panz erkorp s

HQ of a panzer corps

Kc mancliererider General
der Sicherungstruppen
und Befehishaber im
Heere sgebiet

C omading general of
line of communication
troops and military
governor of the territory

SS

30

Konand o einer Divi siens gruppe

EQ of a combat group
(division status)

HQ of

a J .gor division

Komndino einer Panzerdivisien

HQ of

Koriiaando eimer Kava lleriedivision

HQ

Kornaindo

einer J perdivisien

panzer division

of a, cavalry
division

Komi-and o eier

EQ of an artillery
division

Abrtiller ie-Divi sions-stab z~b.V0 odor Stab


enos h~h er en .Artill erie Koi amandeur s

Division artillery
staff for special
emeployment or EQ of
an artillery coil Sandei

rt illerie-division (fomerly: Stab


eimos h~horen Artiller iekonainandeurs)

at army group or

1.y

Stab eines li~heren Ka!stenarti Lleriekommandeurs

EQ of a higher coast
coraian or
artillery

Stab eines Heeresgruppen-


nachrichtenfuThrer s

EQ of an amfy group

--

signal

31-

onaaander

Koniandant r dckv'rtige s
Armeogobiot (Kor1ack)

Commaoner of lines of
communication gon
(division

status)

Military HQ in occupied
territory (division

Oberfeldkorim andantur

status)
Foldkoamru_^nantur

Military HQ in occupied.
t orriroty (brigade
status)

Stab 'eines G-enerals Jer


Pioniere bei cinor
Heeresgrupp(

HQ of an engineer genera
at a rm-y group

Stab des Ins'pekteurs der


Landesbef estigungen

HQ of inspector of
fort ifi cat ions

Stab cmoes h hei'on


Korm-,andeurs der iEach-schub truppen

HQ of a senior com.andei
of supply troops

Stab des Ileeresfel dzeuginspizier~ten

HQ of the Army ordnance


inspector

Stab einer Panzerbrigade

HQ of

Stab einer Keiterbriga de

HQ of a cavalry brigade

ri.'JE Stab des Befe1ilsha^bors

dcr Eisenba.hntruppen
3 2-

panzer brigade

HQ of the comm-Tander of
railway troops

Stab einer Eisenbab i imnierbrigade

EQ of a railway engineer
brigade

Stab eines KG,- andeurs der


Arree-Nachschubtriippen

EQ 'of a comiyincer of
supply troops of an arrmy

Stab eines Eom-.aandeurs dler


Panzer+ mree-1Fachs chubtruppen

EQ of a cc mander of
supply troops of a
panzer annay

Stab eines Panzeraxree nachricht enf'ihr r

EQ of a signal coniandler
of a panzer r y

Oberfelclzeugstab

Higher ordnance stores


staff

Stab des Kriaancleurs rier

EQ of the com ander of

Kraftfahrparktrupon

motor transport troops

Stab des K_':awandeurs des

EQ of the coimz-aancler of
map reproduction and
survey

Stab eines Kcfirandeurs der


Nebeltruppe -(riot )

EQ of a Ooamiaander of
motorized smoke
(chemi cal warfare)
troops

Kriognskartena un 1. Vexinessun~gs-we sens.

-'3-

Section II.
1* INFATRY (page41).
reconnaissance,

receive

a)

Combat Troops

Units whose primary function

the adiditional

symbol

is

Headquarters

Stab eines J' gerreg-ments,

HQ

of at Jhger

regiment

HQ of a

Stab eines Radl~fahr-

El

bicycle
of

line

sicherungsregiment s

comrmuni-

cation regimet
Stab eines

Jhger-

HQ

J tger

battalion

bataillons

Stab eines

HQ

Felcersatz-

bataillons
:

of a

of a

field

reinforcement
battalion

rs.

Stab eines

HQ of a bicycle

Sicherungs-

bataillons auf

line

Fabrracern

cation battalion

Stab einer

Aufklrungs-

HO

of comimuni-

of a

partly

motorized re-

abteilung (tmot)

connaissance
battalion

rD

Stab eines

Divisions-

HQ of a division
Fusilier battalion

f!silierbataillons.

54

F{ frer einer MTaschinengewehrkompanle

commander of
otQ(r
a machine-gun company

b) .Unt

Je.er company

Jagerkompaiie.

Grenadierkompanie auf
Fahrr~dern

IBicy/cle infantry

company

Tank destruction
company (14th company)..

Z erst irerko pane

Radfahraufkl'arungs
schwadron

Bicycle reconnaissance
troop (squadron)

Field

Feldgenesendenkompanie

convalescent,

company

I~ii

E
r

Mas chinengeweh1rkompani e

Machine-gun company

Jggeraschinengewehr-

Jager machine-gun

komp anie

company

'r enz schutzzmas chinengewehr

Frontier guard machine-

koinpanie

gun,

J::K

3655-

company

IL
'F

Si cherungsredfriir-kompani e

Line of commni~mcation
bicycle company

Infant eriegeschdutz'komp ani e (triZot)

Partly mot orized


infantry howitzer

(gun)
Infant erie janzerjtger-

company

Partly motorized
infantry antitank
company

kompani e (trot)
0ranatwerf erkomipani e

Mortar company

Granatwerferzu~ (traot)

Partly

motorized

mortar platoon

17-

Infanteri ege schitzzug

Infantry howitzer (gun


-platoon
Mounted infantry plato

TShInfant erieschallraess--

Infantry sound-ranging
detachment

trupp

c) Weapons

lci cht e s Masochinengeweir

Machine gun: (bipod) (LM(

56-

s ohweres Has chinengewenr

Machine gun (tripod) (lvhdQ.)

leichter Granatwerfer
bis 7,9 cm

Light miortar up to
79 n 1

miittlerer 0ranatwerfer
8-11,9 cr.

Medium mortar' 80-119

schwerer Craratw erfer


ab 12 ci a

Heavy m:orta,-r from 120 mmr

L7eI

leichtes Infanteriegescha~tz bis 7,5 cm

Light infantry-howitzer
(gum) up to 75 :Ii

SI

schweres Infanterie,-geschtitz 'ab 7,6 cm

Heavy infantry-howitzer

G-ranatb!chse

Antitank grenade rifle

schwere PanzerblAchse

Heavy antitank-rifle

leichte Panz erj~gerkanone bis 3,9 cm

Light antitank-gun up
to 59 mmr

I-1

(gun)

37 -

rim

from 76 rxi

'I

SiTv

raittlere Panzer j gerkanone 4-5,9 cm

Medium antitank-gua~i

schwere Panzer jugerkanone 6-8,9 cm

Heavy antitank-gun
60-89 ran

schwerste Panzer j~gerkanono ab 9 om

Superheavy antitankgun frcm 90 nmm

Ofenrohr (Panzerschreck)

Bazooka-type antitank
rocket projector

Puppchen

Piipchen88-mm
long-range
antitank rocket
pro ject or

Pauz erfgust

Antitank cup-di scharg]

40-59 rte.

14>

weapon

leichtes Fla kgeschutz

Light antiaircraftgun up ec 36 mm

bis 3,6 cm_


A-

mittleres Flakgescha1tz

Medium

gun

antiaircraft-

357-5 9 mm

schweres -FlakgeschfAtz
6-15 ,9 c

Heavy antiaircraftgun 60-159 r:Th2

schwerst es Flakgeschf1tz

Sup erhe avy ant i aircrab ;:


gun frcm 160 nm

ab 16 cm
--

38-

Exnm-pWles for the closer characterization of infantry wveapIons:

4.7

'5

8 cm:. Granatwerfer

8O-rmi mortar

12cm Granatwerfer

120-2.

7,5 cm Infanteriege scht tz

75in infantry howitzer


(gun)

mortar

15 cm. Infanteriegesch!iz

zer

2,8 cm Panzerb'Schso

3,7

cm_

(gun)

28- m antitank rifle

Panzer jHger-

57-mm antitank gun

kanone

5 cm Panz er j gerkanone

50-Lm antitank gun

2 cm Flakgesch Atz

20-mm antiaircraft
gun

2 cm Fl akg es clhtz
(Vi erling)

20imi antiaircraft
gun (four-barreled)

4~b

39

a)

Organization
(i)

Example

of a diagrecimatic table of

organization:

Inf~antry Battalion

i2'~

*1~
~6

~&

~6

~2 2I~ iizi
L

2.

(2) Examples of map symbols:

G-renadierbataillon L/721

1st Battalion,
21st Infantry Regiment]

Sch .tzennest

Entrenched riflemen

;Berei tstellungsraum

Assembly area.

M.eleabrf
:stello

Message dropping point


-40

2. MOTORIZED '\I
D AWOPED IN1FANTRY (page

49).

Units whose

primary function is reconnaissance, receive the additional symbol

a) Headquarters

1st

UZ'9P

Sta~b eines G-renadierregiments (mot) oder


PF.nze rgrenadie rregimaent (unge-anzer )

HQ of a motorized
infantry regiment
or motorized infantry regiment in
a panzer division

Stab nines Panzergrenadierregiments (gjp)

HQ of an annored
(half-track) infantry regiment

Stab eines G-renadierbatailloas. (mot) oder


Panaergrenadierbeetaillons (ungepanaert )

HQ of a motorized

Stab eines Panzergrenadierbata illons (gp)

HQ of an armored
(half-track) infantry battalion

Stab einos Maschinengewrehrbataillons (mat)

EQ of a motorized
machine-gun battalion

t;~I~ii

Stab eines 'Granatwexferbato~illons (mat)

41

infantry

battalion

or motorized infantry battalion in


a panzer division

HQ of a motorized
mortar battalion

ItII.IJ.

cj~

I
I lqp

Stab eines Kradsch{ tz-enbataill ons

HQ of a motorcycle
battalion"

Stab eines Wrirtschaftsbataillons (mat)

12Q of a motorized
administration
battalion

F{!her einer G-renadierkompanie (mat) oder


Panzer gr enadi erkompanie
(ungepanzert )

HQ (or connnander) of
a motorized. rifer
company in a panzer
division

Ft~hrer einer Panzergrenad~i erkompani e (gp)

HQ (or commander)' of
an armnored (halftrack) rifle company

Ftkrer, einer Kradschtdtzenkompanie

HQ (or con~fander) cf
a motorcycle company

b) Unit s

14

Grenadierkompanie
(mot) oder Panzergrenadierkompani~e
(ungepanzert)

Motorized rifle

Panzergrenadierkompanie (gp)

bArrmored

Grenadierkompanie
auf Volkswagen

Rifle company
transported on jeeps

Kradschiutz enkompanie

Mat or cycle company

company or

motorized

rifle company in a
panzer division

(half-track)

rifle company

42 "

Jre-nadierkompanie auf
Kettenkrad

Rifle company on
half-track motor-a~yclea:

Maschinengewvehrkompanie (mot).

Motorized machine-

9.Kp. (s.F. H. auf

gun company

Sf.)

9th company (selfpropelled heavy


field

JOR4

lTw

howitzers)

G-ranatwe rf erkomp anie


(not)

Motorized mortar
company

Kradmaschinengewehrkompanie

Motorcycle machinegun company

Tnfanteriegeschutzkompanie (mot z)

Infantry howitzr
(gun) company with
towed weapons

schwere Kompanie eines


Panzergrenadierbataillons (gp)

Heavy weapons company of an armoredi. (half'-track)


infantry battalion

schwere. Komnpanie eines


Kradschlatzenbataillons

Heavy weapons company of a motorcycle battalion

schwere Kompanie auf


Kettenkrad

Heavy

weapons

motorcycles

-43

com-

pany on: half-track

HQ
ELcempany of an
Stabskomnaie eines
Panzergrenadierre giments (gp) anmorecd (halftrack) infantry
regiment
-

Wirt schaft skon.i e


(mlot)

Mot orizedi acinini-

Cranatwierferzug (mot)

Motorized mortar
platoon

Inf arileriep amzer j.gcrzug (mot Z)

Infantry antitank

strati on company

platoon

with

towved

weapons
Nachrichtenzug (bp)

*Armored (half -track)


signal platoon

Kriegsberichterzug
(mot)

Motorized war
correspondents'
platoon

Imfcmiterie schalime ss-

Mot orized infantry


sound-ranging

trulDp

(mot)

detachment

-44-

c) Organiz ation

(i) Exemple of a dliagfsnatic table of organization:


Arnored

Motorized Infantry Battalion

(Half-track) Infantry
Battalion

"1
j( (*1C.

(2)

P'

Exan.ples. of map symbols:

G-renacierbataillon (mot)
1./15

1st Battalion, 15th


Motorized Infantry
Regiment

Panz ergrenadi erbatailloa

1st Battalion, 3rd


Armored

(Half-track)

Infantry. Regiment
----

Marshko onne von Panzergrenadiereinheiten (gp)

45-

.Amoredi (Half-track)
infantry units in
march column

3.

MOUNTATN

INFANTRY (page 57).

Units

whose

primary

function is reconnaissance, receive the additional symbol


a)

Headquarters

Stab eines Hochgebirgs-

HQ

of an alpine battalion

bataillons
b)

Units

Gebirgs j
~I

Mountain infantry machine-

gen aschinen-

gewehrkoripanie

gun company

Gebirgsaufklrungss chwadron

Mountain

schwere Kompanie

eines

Heavy weapons company

Gebirgs jgerbataillens

1(r
I

mountain infantry

Mountain

Gebirgsfliegerabwehr-

kompanie

reconnaissance

troop (squadron)

(not Z)

Gebirgspanzerj

with

ger-

antiaircraft

company

towed weapons

Mountain antitank

kompanie (not z)

company

with towed weapons

46

of a

battalion

loichter Cebirgsinfanteriegesch{Ltzzug

Chr

Light

infantry

mountain

platoon

howitzer (gun)

9ebirgsgranatwerforzug

Mountain maortar platoon

G-ebirgsschallresstiupp

Mountain sound-ranging
detachment

c)

of map symbols:

Examples

I0./98 'gerbat
Gebirgsj

1st

aillon

in

Gebirgs j gereinheiten

OAVaVY

AND

reconnaissance
espectively.

*cited by the

are presented

Infantry
symbol

reconnaissance).

ols for

RECONNJ TSS

NCE.
in

In

subsection cavalry
p

amiand

(formerly used

to

Under'paragraph B are listed

panzer reconnaissance elements

Ande und -- inheiten),

this

ra r zas., A

47 "

elements are

denote both

cavalry

the tactical

(PanzeraufklArungs-

which are part of the


-

and.

now has its ovw

and cavalry reconnaissance


r

units

march colurnn

two separate

Cavalry is an independent

c arm symbol.

Regiment

Mountain infantry

Marschkolonne von

4.

98th Mountain

Battalion,
Infantry

"Banzertruppen".

CAVALRY

a)

lII i

HeacTquarters

Stab eines Reiterrcginent:

HQ of a cavalry regiment

Stab einer Reiter]ti lui

HQ of a

cavalry

squadron

(battalion)

FtThrer' eli-ir Reiterschwa dron HQ (or coimander) of. a


ca~valry troop.:, (squadron

FlThrer einer schweren


Schwadron elnor

HQ (or commnandler) of a
heavy weapons troop
(squadron) of a cavalry
squadron (battalion)

Reiterabt ellung
Flahrer einer- Kavallerie- Maschinengewehrschwalrcn

IIQ (or commr ander) of a


cavalry machine -gun
troop (squadron)

b) Unit s

.1i

(squadron)

Reit er schwadron

Cavalry troop

Kavall erie4'aschinengewehrs chv'adron

Cavalry machine-gun trooj


(squadron)

46

Stabschwaflrcn elnes Reiterr e gim-ent s

LI
-F

-I

I' 1

-1

[f-i

7r?~i

HQ troop:-

(squadron)

of

a cavalry regiment

sohwere Schwadron einer


Reit erabtoilung

Heavy weapons troop


(,squadron) of a cavalry
squadron (battalion)

Kavallerienachricht enzug

Cavalry

Kavalleriegeschtzzug.

Cavalry howitzer
platoon

Kavall cr1 panz3rj!~erzug

Cavalry antitank platoon

Kavalleric granatwerfer-

Cavalry mortar platoon

signal platoon

(gun)

Zug
Kavall eri epi oni erzug

Cavalry. ongineex' platoon

leichte Kvvallerie--

Cavalry light

kolonne

transport

colun

c) Organiz&tion
Examp-les of map symbols

j-IL

Ri terattubilung I./ 22

1st Squadron (Battalion),


22nd Cavalry- Regiment
-49

--

Marschkolorme von
--- Kavallerieeinheiten

B.

Cavalry units in march


column.

RECONNLISSA NOE

a) Headquarters

Stab eines Panzeraufklhrungsregim ent s

HQ of a panzer reconnaissence regiment

Stab einer Panzeraufklh..rungsabteilung

HQ of a panzer reconnaissance squadron (unit)

WFhrer einer
kompanie

b)

Ponzeraufkllxungs-

HQ of a panzer
reconnaissance troop
(company)

Units

Scout

Paxizersp~ihkoiapanie

cox

(armd

c)

crnmpany (squadron)

Panzersp~hkompanie

Scout car company


(squadron) "ta"

Panzersp~hkorapanie

Scout car ciupany


(squadron) "b"

-50-

tlPanzcrsp2nkormpanie c

Scout car company (squadron)

Panzeraufklatrungskom.pani e .uf Schatz enpanzerwagen

Panzer reconnaissance troop

Aufkl',-rungskompanie auf

Reconnaissance troop (company)


on jeeps

(company) on axr-norodl (halftrack) carriers

Volkswagen

~I

Reconnaissance troop (comp1Lany)

SAuf kj u ungskompani e auof

on . mphibious jeeps

Volksschwimniwagen

schiwere Komapanie eiuler

Heavy weapons company of anannored (half-track) panzer


reconnaissance squadron
(unit)

Ii 9~Panzeraufklxfungsabteilung
iFauf

V
Sf

Scht

Stabskompanio eines Panzer- HQ company of an armored


aufkl ,rungsregiments, auf
(half-track) panzer
~S
Schidtz enpanz erwagen
reconnaissance regiment

1 I' leichte
-~---~-

zenpanzerwvagen

Kolonnae einer

Light transport column of


a panzer reconnaissance
squadron (unit)

Panz eraufklarungs-

abteilung

c),

Weapons~ and vehicles

lei chter Panz erspahwagen

Light scout car (ana:d, C):

leicht erPanzerspl hwagen


(franz~sisch)

Licght scout car (French)


51_

'~

leicht er P'-nzo rsp VXhwvrgen


(Idalbkzette) (Pu)

Light

liicht er

Light scout car (fullytracked) (radio)

scout

cor (half-

track) (radio)

Panzersp 5Iiwagen

(Vollkette) (Fu)

wheel

schwerer Banzerspthnwagen
(8 Racl)

Heavy scout car (8

schwerer Panzer~pghwagen
(8 Ra.) (Flank)

Heavy scout car (8 wheel


(radio)

a)

Orgm'riz .tiun
(i)

xciipl3 of a dia grsatic

table of organizat c

Panx :r Reaonnaasance Squadron

Xlix

52

(Unit)

(2) Exar'olcs of mrap syiibols:

Panzerauf kl, ung sabt cilung 3

3rd Panzer Reconnaiss-

(Unit)

ance Squadron

5.

Marschkolcnne vun Panzeraufkl .rungseinheit en

Panzer reconnaissance
units in march colum~n

.Marschkolonnc vcn Panzeraufkla5r ungs einheit en mi.


Volks schwimiwiagen

Panzer reconnaissance
units with amphibious
jeeps in march column

T IN1K (page 67)


a) Headquarters

Stab eines Panzerreciments

HQ of a tank regiment

Stab einer Panzorabteilung

HQ of a tank battalion

FI~lrer einer Pauzerkompanie

HQ(or

coinancler) of

1nk orpanrL

1-!
I5tahrer eines Panzerflanrm-

HQ (or coninander) of a

flame-thrower
platoon
-53

(cw dron)

tank

b) Units

I-E-N

Stabskcmpanie einer Panzer-abt cilung

HQ company of a tank
battalion

Panzer-FlakKompanie

Self-propelled antiaircraft company in

(9.4-p)

tank regiment (9th


company)
Panz erwerkstattkompanie

Tank repair--shop
company

Benzerwerkstattzug

Tank repair-shop
platoon

Panzer fiasmzug

Fltune-thrower tank
platoon

Panzerbergetrupp ''y

Tank recovery detachnol

*9th

Company, 2nd Tank Regiment, SS-Panzerdivision

"Des Reich"
SOn page 69: strike out "now belongs to Kraftfahrpark~
truppen"p

--

54

_____waltung

Nachrichtenzug eines Panzerverbandos

Signal platoon of a
tank o 'g ii &t-jon

Staffel f!3r Nachschub und Vereiner Panzerabteilung

Supply and adrinistration echelon of

a tank battalion
Panzerzug

(supesds :'

isen-

Armored train

bahnpanzerug
c) Weapons and vehicles
H

\IV-\
Br

Panzerkampfwagen II

Tank, M2

F-Panz erkampfwagen

Flaime-thrower tank

Panzerkampfwagen IV usw.

Tank, M' 42

PanzerkampfwagenBrickenleger

Bridge-laying
tank

tc.;

d) Organization

Example

of map symbols:

Panzerabteilung T./6

1st Battalion,
6th Tank Regiment

Marscbkolonne von Panzereinheiten

Tank units in march


column
-,'55

6. dNTTIIOK (page 71).

For additionssl antitank weapons see

under Section III- "Basic Syimbols for Weapons and Equipment"1 ,


under

"

1. INFO TRIT

infantry antitank,

"m

The

an

antitank nrm, as distinguished friT

is part of the "Panzertruppen".

a) Headquarters

~~1

Stab einer ?&anzer j .gerabteilung einer


Panzerdivision

,Antitank battalion ina


panzer division

F{td-rer einer 7anzerj~gerkonipanie

HQ (or commiander) of an
antitank company

Puhrer einer Fanzerjugerkonrnanie (Sf)

HQ (or comnnander) of a
propelled antitank coi

PThhrer einer Panzerj gerkornpan a(St unngesch Atz)

HQ, (or connander) of an


tank company (assault--i

b) Units

Panzer ju'grkc prnie


(snot Z)

Antitank company with


weapons

-*

56 -

tt

Panzer jlgerkompanie

Partly motorized anti-tank company

Panzer jtgerkompanie
(StuTmgeschi! tz)

Antitank company

Panzerj gerabteilung
(S turge schtzz)

Antitank company
(assault-gun) (battalion
status)

Panzer j!gerkompani e
(Sf)

Selfpropelled antitank
company

Panzerj Agerzug (Sf)

Self-propelled antitank

(assault-gun)

platoon

Stabskompanie einer*
Panz erj 'gerabt eilung
(Sturimges cht z)

HQ company of an antitank
battalion (assault--gun)

Stabskompanie einer **
Panz er jggerabteilung

HQ company of an antitank
battalion

*Now called "?anzcr j gerkompanie (SturgeschU tz)". It is


a subordinate unit of a Panzerj~ger-Abteilung,

but has a

battalion status and m~y operate independently.


c) Weapons

___

Panzerjger IV

Antitank gun (assaultgun)


-57

a.) organiz ation


(i) Example of a Jiagraunatic table of
organization:

I.'

"

Atitank Battalion
(As saultL-gun)

12

12

14

(2) Example of map symbol s

-TI

Panzer j gerabt ellung 166

166th Antitank
Battalion

Marschkolonne von Panzer-~ Antitank units in


march column
j .gereinheiten

58

7o
fied as

2'ILIER.Y

"PSchiessendo

1lrende Artillerie"
craft

artillery

ie",

However,

75)

Germnan

Artillerie"

(firing

(page

for

easy

basic symbols book is


solidated in

this

is

followed,

a)

as

of

i e

while
separate

is

artillery)

the

Ary

ssi-

f--

antiair--

"Schiessende

rtiller

thc

of

structure

both categories

are

the

con-

,FT JTIIJZRYT '

"j NTTIIRC

entity

cla

and as p.

purposes,

subsection,

follows iammediately

part

reference

:artillery

artillery)

(reconnaissance
(Heeresflak)

rny

Headquarters

Stab

eines Panzer-

artillerieregiment s

EQ of an artillery
regiment

in

a panzer

division

Stab eines Eisenbahn0

art illerieregiments

17

LG

Stab

eines

HQ

of a railway

artillery regiment

Leicht-

EQ

of an

artillery

geschltz-Artillerie-

regiment

regiments

recoilless guns

Stab einer leichten


Artillerieabtcilung

EQ of

with

light artillery

battalion (battery)

br
Stab

miner

abteilung

rtillerie(not)

EQ

of

a, motorized

artillery battalion

(battery)

S59

i,1'

Stab eincr panzerartillerieabteilung

HQ of an artillery
battalion (battery)
in a panzer division

Stab einer Festungsartill erieabteilung

HQ of a fortress
art ille2 T battalion

Stab einer Sturmgescht tzabteilung


(mot)

HQ of a motorized
assault-gun battalion(battery)

Stab einer ar tillerieabteilung (Sf)

HQ of a

Stab einer Fisenbabi-artillerieabteilung

self-propelled

artillery battalion
(battery)
HIQ of a railway artillery
battalion (battery)

Stab einer Lieichgesca!tz-HIQ of an artillery batta. rtillerJeabteilung


lion (battery) with
recoilless guns
Stab einer leichten
Beobachtungsbteiluflg
(rnot)

I ~eUI

Stab einer Benbaclitungsabteilung (t bezw. )


(formerly: Stab einer
Stellungabe obcchtungsabt eiung)
Stab einer leichten
Gebirgsbeobahtungs..
LI

abt eilung

(mot)
60

HQ of m otorized light
observation

(survey)

battalion (battery)
HQ. of a partly mobile
observation battalion
(battery)

HQ of a motorized
mountain light
observation battalion
(battery)

b) Batteries (troops). 4 rtillery pieces of


Kdntical caliber but of @iff erent type or
by placing the type or model numiber to

mod~el

the right

are distinguished
of the weapon

symbol.

(1)

Gun

Reihenwerf er

Reihenwerferbatt erie

1
leichlte Kanonenbatterie

bi s 9,9 cm

I
00

A
I-

sohwere Kanonenbatterie
10-20,9 cm
s chwer st e

Kanonen--

batterie ab 21 cm

Self-propelled multiple
projector
Self-propelled multiple
projector battery
(troop)
Light gun battery
(troop) up to 99m.
Heavy gun battery
(troop) 10-209 m

Superheavy
battery

gun

(troop)

frcm

210 mm
i.xmples for the closer characterization of gun
batteries

(troops):
2

75$ 15*

Eatterie

lo F.K18

Battery (troop) of
light field guns 18

-1

61

Batterie

Batterie 15
(not z)

cm

Battery (troop) of
mountain guns 15

15

Geb.Kanone

Battery (trdop) of
towed. 150 -m1 guns

K.18

18

4
17,

Batterie

241 5J'1

(f)

24 cm K.

56

unter Beton in Bau

Battery

(troop)

im

French guns 556

under

concrete

of 240(under

construction)
7

10

SturmgeschIatzbatterie

(mot)

75-mim

7,5 cm Kanone

assault-gun

battery

(troop)

(2) Howitzer

leichte Haubitzbatterie Mis 12,9 cm

Light howitzer battery


(troop) up to 129 :u

schwere Haubitzbatterie 13-20,9 cm

Heavy howitzer battery


(troop) 150- 209 mm

schwerste Haub i.tzbatterie ab 21 cm

Superheavy howitzer

4-

4
battery (troop)

2102c
Examles for the closer characterization of
howitzer batteries

(troops)

62

fron

Batterie le F.H18 (Sf)

Battery (troop)
self-propelled light
field howitzers 18

Leichtsgesch!Atzbatterie

Battery (troop) of.


recoilless howitzers

(3) M~5rser (high-angle howitzers)

schwere M~rserbatterie

21-24,9

au

schwrerste Mbrserbatterie ab25 cm

Heavy JMCbrser- battery


210-249 mm

Superheavy IMrser
battery from 250 mmi

~A)

Examples for the closer characterization of


[Zrser batteries (troops) :

Batterie 21 cm Mrs. 18

(mot Z)

Battery (troop) of
towed 210-ma M~rser 18

4
lMst. -Battr. 22 cm
Mvrs. 531 (ortsf est )
Frankr^ei ch

Coastal battery (troop)


of 220-mm French
M rser 5"31 in fixed
position

Batty. 305 cm_1Mrs. 63


(E) England

Battery (troop) of
305 .m English
railway M rscr 63

21.

.3051 r--&" {

-63--

c)

Other Units

Stabsbatterie (mct)
eines Pnzzerartillerieregiments odor

'teilung

Motorized HQ battery
(troop) of a panzer
artillery regiment
or battalion

4t

(battery)

Stabsbatterie (not) ciner Motorized HQ battery


Stun igesohttzabtoilung
(troop)
of a motorized.
(not)

assault-gun

battalion

(battery)
Stabsbatterie
eines

(Sf)

Self-propelled

rtillerie-

regimlents (Sf)
'Atbteilung

battery

ocer

(Sf)

HQ
(troop)

of a

self-propelled
artillery regiment or
battalion

Stabsbatterie (mot)
einer leichten

(battery)

Motorized HQ battery
'(trop)

Beobaohtungs--

of a motorized

light observation
(survey) battalion

abteilung (not)

(battery)
tt

Stabsbatterie
(not)
einer
leiohten

-0

Gebirgsbeobaochtungs

abteilung (pot)

Motorized HQ battery
(troop) of a motorized
light mountain obser-

vation battalion
(battery)

Beobachtungsbatterie

Motorized

panzer
observation battery

(met) (Pz)

(troop)

64-

+d!

Schalme s sbatt one

r0d

Partly motorized soundranging battery (troop)

(tiot)

Bebirgsschallmessbatterie

.'otorizec mountain
(lt)

Wetterzu3

sound-ranging battery
(troop)

(not)

Motorized meteorological

SI'

platoon

Verst.

Tetterzug

Reinforced motorized

(not)

meteorological platoon

ii

Vennriessungs-

und Ein-

Motorized survey and

schiesszug (not)

Ballonzug

zeroing platoon

(rnot)

Motorized observation
balloon platoon

sVo

schwerer

Vc -Messzug

Motorized heavy calibration platoon

(niiot)}

~V
u
leichter Vo-Messtrupp

Motorized light cali-

(not)

bration detachment

Tragtierstaffel einer
leichten
rebirgsbeob-

Pack train

of a

light

mountain observation

achtungsabteilung

battalion (battery)

65

Lii

Motorized recoilless
artillery transport
column

Leichtgeschittz-ArtillerieKolonne (mat)

al)

Organization
(i) Ex

ple;.oIfbadiagrsaitatic table::. of

organization

tI==>EI::11
*1~
2

1)1 I~
2. (f.

(2)

24-

Exmnples of map sym~bols

1st Light Howitzer


Battalion (Battery),9
1st. Lrtillery iRe giment

*Abteilung lei cht e Feldhaubitzen I./AI.R. 1

66

3/s Abt cilung

schwere Foldhaubitzen I./2.I.R.57 in


Stellung

1st He ivy Howitzer

(Battery),'
Artillery Regiment

Battalion
37th

(in position)
30th Observation (Survey)
Battalion (Battery)

Beobachtungsabt ellung 30

e) Positions

Li chtne sst ell e

Flash-ranging station

S challnesstelle

Sound-ranging station

Vorwarnerstelle

Adcvance post in sound-ranging

Answertungs st-elle Li cht

Computing station, flash


ranging

. uswertungsstelle S chall

Computing station, sound

jD)

>ck

ranging

67-

2JTTI:
1?0PrA T_10TILTPY

8.

symbols

(pare 86).

will be found in Part II.Air

Aditiona1 antiiircraI

Force, under

"IA'IJRR

.F

a) H-e acqucrter s

4>

Stab einer Flthkabteilung


(mot)

HQ of a miotorized
antiaircraft
battalion (battery

b) Batteries (troops)

iLei cht e Fl -tkbatt eri e


bis 5,6 cm

3,7-599

Light

antiaircraft
battery (troop) up'
to 56 F-m

Medium antiaircraft
Om;

battery

57-59
s clwere P1Lecbatt erie

6-15,9 ea

(troop)

Heavy, anti aircraft

battery

(troop)

60-159 rim1
sehwerste

jil] '.kbattorie
ab 16 "ca~i

Superheavy

anticairl

craft battery (tro;


from 160 rm

Exemrples fcr thie closer chei.racterization


of

antiaircraft batteries (trrops)

-68

Flakbatterio 2 cm. (not z)

20YOrm atiaircraft
battery (troop) with
towed weapons

I1~

Flakbattorie 3,8 cry (E)


*1')

88- mn railway antiaircratft batt ery


(troop)

c) Other Units

2e

it.
a

Flaks cheinwerf er staffel (riot z)(6o cm)

Towed antiaircraft
60-mm searchlight
detachment

leichte. Flakkolonne

Motorized antiaircraft
light transport
colun

(mot)
S cheinwerf er st and

9.

Emplacement for
searchlight

SURVEY ALID M' PI2LRQIDUCTION (page

87)

a) Headqurters

Stab Ciner Verinessungs- und Kartenabteilung (meot)

--

69

HQ of a motorized
survey and mapreproduction
battalion (battery)

HQ of the motorized
field printing
battalion (battery)

Stab der Felcdruckereiabteilung (not)

b) Units

Motoriz ed

map-reproduc
tion battery (troop)
motorized light map
printing battalion
(battcry)

Kartenbatterie (not) oder

leichte Kart endruckereiabteilung (not)

Druckereibatterie (not)
der Felddruckereiab tuilung (mot)

E122

Motorized printing
battery (troop) of the
motorized field print.
ing battalion (battery
Motorized magnetic sur
battery (troop)

Magntere ssbatterie
(nt)
inn
~7 MW

Motorized magnetic
survey detachment

Magnetmesstrupp
(met)

Bildzug

Mot orized photographic

(not)

platoon

Kort

enzug

Motorized map-reprodu-c
tion platoon

(not)

70

10.

C0IEEIC L ' T1tRFJpE

(SA.onK

(page

90)

aj Headquarters

Stab eines

Reiients der

1ebeltruppe

HQ

of

a motorized

chemical

(n ot)

Stab einer

6bteilung

Nebeltrupe

der

HQ

of a motorized

chemical

(iot)

warfare

regiment

(sboke)

(smoke)

warfare
battalion

(battery)
Stab einer Qebirgs-

HQ

mountain pro-

of a

jector

nebelwerferabteilung

battalion

(battery)

B)

Batteries

(troops)

Batterie leichte Nobelwerfor bis 10,9 cm

(troop)

Battery
light

of

projectors

up

109 rma
Batterie

mittlero NebelwTerf or 11-15,9 cm

Battery

(troop)

of

melimxi projectors

110-159 mm
Batterie

werfer

schwere
16-21,9

Nobel-

Battery (troop)

of
heavy projectors

cm

160-219

71 -

nm

to

Batterie schwerste Nebel;,erfor

ab

22

cm

(troop)

Battery

of

sup erheavy projector~


from 220 nlla

Exorlples for the closer characterization of


batteries (troops)

co

Batt erie Nebelwerfer

Battery

towed.
G."j

Batt erie Nebolxverfer

Battery (troop) of
towed projectors 41
(6-barreled)

41 (mot z) (6 Robre)
Batterie 15 cmn ITebelwerf er (Pz) (lo Rohre)

Battery

Batterie 30 cma Nobelwerfer (riot z)

Battery (troop) of
towed 500ur project.
ors (6--barreled~

(e Robre)

(troop) of
projectors 40

(troop)

of

150- m panzer projectors (10-barreled#

Batterie

28/32

Battery (troop) of
towedl 28/52--cm pro-

cm1

Nebel verf er (blet


(6 ZLc1hre )

Z)

j ectors

Batterie 21 cm Nebel-

Battery '(troop) of
towed 210-rwmi pro-

werf er (met Z)
(5 1 ohre)

jectors

-72

(6-brreled)

--

(5-barreled),

c)

I-

Other TJnits

Stabsbatterie

(not)

eines

-R.egiments

odier ciner
Abteilung der Nebeltruppe

Motorized HQ battery

(troop) of a chemical
warfare

(sroke)

regi-

ment or battalion
(battery)

kL

/\

iEtgiftungsbetterie
(not)

Motorized decontsamination battery (troop)

Gas sp smhundebat ' erie


(not)

Motorized battery
(troop) employing
clogs for gas-detection

leichte Yferferkolonne
(mot)

Motorized projector

leichte Vferferkolonne
(s) (not)
schweres
7,Terferregiment

Motorized projector
light transport
column "s" for a
heavy projector
regiment

leichte Gebi rgswerferkolonne (mot)

Motorized mountain
projector light
transport column.

leichte Fntgiftungskolonne (mot)

Motorized light
de cont aeination
equipient transport
column

light transport
column

22

Mr

73 -

d)

Sf

Deconteamination Installations

Strssen- Ent. -Kp.

(mot)

Motorized road de con


tormination company

Truppen-Ent. -Platt (durch


die Truppen-Lntg.-Kp,

pers onnel do cant aminati~


comp~any)

besetzt)

I-

Truppen-Ent .

s-

-Blat z

Personnel deconta,;einatior
station (operated by a 1

(durch oinen TruppenEntg. -Zug beset zt)

personnel. de contaom-inati:
platoon)

Personnel deconteaul.natior
post (operated bya
personnel decontasminati doet ac1'rient )

Truppen-Ent. -Stelle
(dur ch oinen Truppen--

Entg, -Trupp besetzt)

-\

(LEJ

Bf erde-Entg. -Platz

Decontmination station
for horses

ortsfeste Koi~per-Entg. Stelle

Static decontmination
station for personnel

ortsfeste Sachen Entg. -

Sta~tic decont-aaination
center for equipment

2nsta<-lt

1'-~-'

Personnel de contomlinatio
center (operated by

D~
iv.

-Entg. -Bark

Do contemination equipruenf
park of a division

- 74
-~

e) Organization

diagrarimatic

(i) Exomple of a

table of

organization

Motorized Chemical Warfare


(Smoke) Battalion
___

~:,

676,7

(97

23

2 ~
,.

(2) Exsm~rples of map symbols

vI

':bteilung der

Nebeltrup5e

Mot oriz ed chemli cal

warfare (smoke )

(Plot)

battalion (battery)
Ent giftungsabt eilung
(mot)

Motorized decont manetion battalion battery)

.-

75

11.

ENG-IEERS (pa.ge 93)


a) H eacua.rt cr s

Stab eines I'snzerpionierbat .illons

HQ of a panzeor
engineer battalion

Sthb eins PionierBrt'tckenbataillons (tmaot)

HQ of a partly not or-!

(formerly Stab eines


Bra kenbauatillens)

0Y

ized bridge construc'


tion battalion.

a acotorized
transport battalion
for heavy bridging
equipmrent

Stab cinor Iransporta-bt.


f. schw. b~r-ackonger t
(mrot)i

HQ of

Stab ciner Brac'kenkol onn enst affel (maot)

HQ of

Stab eines Pionier--

HQ, of an engineer
equipment park

a mot orized?
bridging column trax
(echelon)

O '~

porlibataill ons

battalion
b;Uniits

leichte Pi onierkomlpa nie


0

C0

(riot)

--

76

--

Motorized light
engineer company

I'
cj

Panzerpioni srkonpanrie

Panzer engineer
comp~any

Pioniorkonyanie r if
S chIutzenparzcrv" .gen

Engineer company on
armored half-tracks

Pioniersturmlbootkomranclo

Engineer light
assault-boat company

Pionierl and-ungs-

*Engineer landing
assault -boat company

sturmb cot -Lonipaiaie


( fmery-:Pioniersturmbootkompanie)
Ld

Pi oni erl anc7ungsbo ot


kemp ani e

Engineer landingboat company

Pi oni er--Landungsfahren-Kompenie (fornmerly:


Pioni er--hnrenkompa nie)
Pi enier

-Bra l-cnkou--pen-ie

(formerly : iBri-ckenbaukompcanie)

-ix-

K.
0

Pieonierkanpfmitt el-

Engineer landingferry coirpany

Engineer bridgeconstruction company

Met oriz ccl engineer

combat -equipment train


(echelon)

staflel (mot)

4.

PoaA

Pi onierhorchzug

Engineer listening
platoon
-77

0-

t--'
,t2j

Pioniemnaschinenzug
(not)

Motorized engineer
machine--Shop pla tool(

Transpcrtkolonne fi~r
schweres BrIckenger t

Motocriz

e,

transport

column for heavy

(Inot )

bridging equipment

Einheit leichtes
zerlegbares Brf~ckengerlt

Sectional bridging

Einheit leichtes
zerlegbares BrI ckengerat mit Begleitkommnxdo

Sectional bridging
equipment unit with
escort detachment

Einheit Herbert gerXt

"Herbert"

equipment

unit

bridging

equipment unit
-x

Binheit Herbertger3.t mit


Begleitkomuando

"Herbert" bridging
equipment unit with
escort detachment

Geri~teeinheit Brt5ckenkolonne B

Equipment unit for


B bridging column

Ger5teeinheit Br~ckenkolonne B nit iBegleitkc~imando

E quipment unit

'j

for

B bridging column
with escort detachmaent

78

c) Weapons

"C

Fi

Flarie-thrower

menwerf er

schwerer Flainrenwerfor
(ortsfest)

1~~-.-~~
\

di)

Heavy fkamethrower
in fixed position

Organization
(i) Example of

diagra vatic table of

inizati on.

Motorized. Engineer Battalion

1'

-I.

-. 79 --

(2) Examples of map symbols

19

12.

1 .lrsch

Pionierbataillon 29 (riot)

29th Motorized
Engineer Battaliot
Engineer units in
march column

von .Lloniereinheiten

FIELD SYATEIRW }Y TROG02S (page 97)


b) Unit s

Feldwasserstras senrumkompanie

1F1 , Feldwassarstrassenr
zug
13.

FORTRESS ENG1Il EEL3

(page

um-

Field waterway

clearing company
waterway
clearing platoon

Field

98)

a) Headquc.rters

IM)

Stab eines Festungs-pi oni erbat gill ons


(formerly : Stab

eines

Festungsbaubataillons)
-.

80 -

HQ of a fortress
engineer battalion

Festungscli onst stelle

o ~+

HQ

Of
a
fortress
fafrrs

b) Units

-Festungspi onierkomanie

(formerly: Festumgsbauk'ompanie)

Fortress engineer
company

F~fL II

technische Festungsparkkompanie

Technical fortress
equipment park
company

Festungsbaust offkolonmo

Fortress construction
material transport
column

'WVehrge ologenst ell e

Military geological
station

Festungspion.ierpa rk

Fortress engineer
equipment park

Heirrftsfestungspionierpark

Fortress engineer
equipment park in
the zone of the
interior

FIEZEI
~I~3

81-

c) Organ ,tion

E~xample of a diagraeiwaatic table of


organization
Fortress Engineear
Battalion
gk

14.- MCETOAL TROOP

ioo0).

(page

Heaaquarters end

of the Technical Troops are now indicated by the symbol

this rin

letter-T.

It replaces both the double-

placed above the tactical symabol.


headed arraw and the

units

Hence,

are to be corrected accordingly.

-82

all tactical symbols of


Exrzles:

i.:

Stab eines Technischen


Batarill ens (net)

HIQ of a meotorizci
technical battalion

Toe cimi s che Kmc panie

Motorized technical
company

(not)

Ex mple. o f .[;ia roL1 atic table, of organization:

Motorized Technical
Battalion

l_'

85
83

15. & 166 CONSTRUCTION LI Th


ENOTN1,ERS (page 1O03),
are now consolid~ated.

D ROPAD CONSTRUCTION

Construction and road construction engiinei


whey

,&)!so incluC

e snowr-clearance head-

quarters and units, foieccrly part of the supply troops.


a) Headquarters

S~r

Stab e hes, lei cht en Strassen- HIQ of a light


road constructio
baupionierb-ataillons auf
engineer battaF hrr :rlern (formierly: Stab
lion on bicycles
eines leic',ten P..-dfrahrbaupionierL aillons)

Vr:

Stab eintr Scheer .nabt eilung

(mot)

HQ of a motorized
snow-clearance
battalion

b) -Units

~~:\ ~,1

leicht aStrassenbaupionierkompa ni e auf Fahrr.d ern


(fomrry: le icht e Radf ahrbaupinierkirpanie)

84-

Light road construction engine


comipany on bicyc

Ger~testaffel (toot) Ernes


Straseribaupionici'bataillons

motorized
Prl
toie
equipmacnt train
of a road construction engineer
battalion
Partly

S c1mecr~umikoipanie

company

0'

' FGe

S cobne efrK s enzug

Snow-plow platoon

S chine erfrP~enhlalbzug

Snow-plow platoon

S cbneer .umtrupp

Snow-clearance
detachment

(half-strength)

AJ

4f)

17.

,ymbol for
ifferently

R IIA.Y ENi\GINERS (page 105).


this am has

hot

Although, the basic

bcxen altered, it

is now employed

in the construction of the tactical symbols.

~hese must, therefore,

Tllil~

be

correcte . accordingly.

Stab eines Eisenba hnpi onierregmr~ent s

(mot)

Exmiles:

HQ

of a motorized

railway engineer

regiment

-~

85

All of

Stab eines Zisenbahnpi ori erbata.ill ons

(mot)

HQ of a motorized
railway engineer
-battalion

-n

00

Stab eines Lisenbahnbaubat aillons

HQ of

railway

Bi senbolinpioni orkompanie (riot)

Motorized railway

Ei senbthhnpionierparkkoripanie

Raa'lway3 engineer
equipment park

construction

battalion;

engineer company

comrp any
However:

Eii.s enbahnp ioni e rmaschinenzug (Gera.te)

86-

Railway engineer
machinery equipment
platoon

19. SIGNAL TROOPS (page 110).


nbols see Part 2.

Air Force,

under 3.

Propaganda troops.(page

The tactical

fservice symbol.

round under "19a.

For
F

"iA.

FORCE SIGNAL TROOPS".

armiwill

symbols for this

immediately

be

following.

HEADQT2IRTF2S

Stab eines Panzerarmee-

Stab eines

Eisenbahn-

nachricht enregiment s

Stab einer

HQ of a signal regiment

of a panzer -amy

nachri cht enregiment s

p~
-

signal

117) now have their own branch

OPAGAIDA TROOPS",

A)

additonal

HQ of a motorized

(met)

Panzernach-

railwa.y signal regiment;

HQ of a

signal

battalionc

richtenabteilung (Armee*A,

of a

Korps=K,

corps or division

Stab einer

Divisions=D)

Eisenbahn-

HQ

panzer army,

of a motorized

nachrichtenabteilung

railway

(mot)

battalion

signal

UI_

The use, particularly on motor vehicles, of

the symbol

indicating commanders of signal

units has been observed.

For exemples,
"A - Section
II.
Basic Symbols for
Service (Arms and Services)".
under

- 87

see NOTE

Branches of

,) UIrITS

le icht e Paiz ernacbricht en2

kol onne

(not)

Panzer signal
motorized light
transport column

(2) Telephone and teletype units

Panz erfernspre chkomp ani e

panzer telephone
company

Fernspre chmctriebskompanie
(mot)

TMatorized telephone
operating company

Fernsprechbetriebszug

Telephone operating
platoon

Ei senbahnfernsprechbetriebs- railway telephone


operating company
komp ic~
(3) Radio (wireless) units

Funkkoipaiaie(mot )

-88-

Motorized radio
company

bh2

Gebirgsfunkkoipanie

Mountain radio company

Panz erfunkk~ompani e

Panzer radio company

E isenbahnfcunk-

Railway radio company

kompani e

(4) Other units

& installations

Pest ungsf unkzug

Fortress radio platoon

Nachricht en--er!4t elager

Signal equipment depot

FCJ

Li1

a)

DE TAOELZNTS

General
SG-erman order of the OIKI dated March 1944 reorganizes and
rename s signal det achirent s

( a chri cht entrupps) on the following

principles :
1.

replaced

"klein", "mitt el" and "gross" are

Former designavtions:
by "leicht" ,

"mittel" and "schwer" ,respectively.

89

The

20

based on the

renaming

type

of

construction

of cable

detachments

employed.

(Bautrupps)

is

Thus:

former designation

new~r designation

Fernsprechtrupp

Feldkabeltrupp

(telephone

(field-cable detach-

detachment)

_e nt )

Feldfernkabeltrupp

Feldfernkabeltrupp

(field

(field

trunk-cable

detach'iment)

trunk-cable

detachment)

Fernspre chbautrupp

Blankdrahttupp

(telephone construction

(bare-wire detachment)

detachment)

The

former

field

trunk-cable

etc.)

has

been

approximate

method

discontinued.

actual
cable is
is

is

capacity

someuwhat
in

(Feldkabel),

detachments

by letters

numerals

of the

End

indicating

detachments

in

"b"

("a,,
the

kilofe;:.

Example:

equipped with

wire-laying

being issued

field-cable

Instead,

capacity

wire-laying

Feldkabeltrupp

detachment

designating

(Feldfernkabel)

are now emploned.


le

of

less,
lengths

The numeral
6 lengths
of

of

"6"

heavy

detachm.dents

inasmuch

as at

present

of 750-800 met -

90

indicates
field-cable.

that

the
(The

equipped with heavy


the heavy
only>

field-cable

fLelu

Telephone

3.

are distinguished
schw,

that this
capable

operating

the

by

Fe,

Betr,

detachment
of handling

4 . dmpflifier

is

5.

Tr,

(rot)

80

equipped

is

circuits

Tr,

with a

___=

are

= The numeral

with

vLw Langelle

are:
short

"9"

indicates

that

amplifiers.

(Kabelesstrupp)

2 tackents

are renamed

(Leitungsmesstrupp) e

designations

Kurzwell e

indicates

exchange

(Verstrkertrunps)

Portable radio detachments

These

"80"

telephone

(Tornisterfunktrupps) retain

by letters

(b,

d,

they are now further qualified by indication


ermployed.

can handle.Exsmplf

amplifiers Example

(riot)

equipped

Cable-survey

their present

they
The numeral

of

number

line-survey detachments
6.

of

detaclhments

Verst,

the detachment

number

(Fernsprechbetriebstruppa)(.

80 circuits.

distinguished by the
r_7

detachments

Ukv = Ultrakurzwelle
wave; Mw

91

However,

of the w ve-length

= ultra-short wave;

Mitt elwelle

long wave,

etc)E

medium wave;

Light,

7.
re no longer
by nuncrals
In

medium and heavy radio detacbments (Funktrupps

identified

by letters

indicating

in

addition, as above,
Fn.
u.

that this

Tr.

watts

detachment is

DviT

etc.),

but

are

designe

capacity of the transmitter.

the

the type
100

(a,

of wave-length is

added. Ex~raiple:

the

"100"

qualification

denotes

equipped with a 100-watt transmitter,

employing medium waves,


Light
for

ned

and medium radio detachments

the capacity

of the

number of the personnel


le. Fu.
detachment having

(The

Tr. 30 Mw-v (meot)


a personnel

omitted in
in.

personnel

Fu.

1 : 3)

of the
as

the

a radio

and. 3 EMI/OR,

and one receiver.

and equipment

for

Excemples:

(St rke

of 1 NCO

strength of the personniel,

course

but rather

composing them.

with one 50-watt transmitter


with the personnel

transmitter,

are no longer so

and equipped

This corresponds

former kl.Fu.Tr.

shown in

this

exa ple,

(mt).
is

of-

practice).
Tr.

30

11w

(met) =

of 1 NCO and 5 EIII/0R,

transmitter and 2 receivers.


establishment) of the

a radio detachment having a

and equipped with one 50-wiatt

This corresponds with the T.0.

formaer k1..Th".Tr.
92

d (met).

(war

8.

, ber. , 4-spg.. etc.)} is

Meothod of transport (rt.

"ndicatedl by the pi-ceu-nt of~ the appropriate

aranthe se s
9.

at

abbreviation in

the endl of the unit cesigna ti on.

In conf or-riity with the above , the forrmer :

z. Fe. Tr. ,

z.Fe.Betr.Tr, ?z.Fu.Tr. , are roeamed: Feldkabeltrupp (p),


Fe.Betr.Tr.

F clo.Fu. Tr. (gp) , respectively.

(g)Fu.,Tr. (g)and

equipment prescribed for

Signal detachu_.nts caring

armored

(gp) deta chnients,

but not as yet furnished with -xmored

half track vehicles, will be riesignatedc as motorized signal


det aclment s (Nachr. Trup~ps (naot)) .

10.
Fly, gp.

In some instances, certain supplementary letters (Kzw.,


etc.) maey be onittecl from the tactical symbols, provided

these omiission s will not lead to confusion.


Tactical Symbols

I.

Telephone

detachments

1. Horse-drawn field--cable detach ments

le .Feldkabeltrupp 3

'3

(replaces: kl. Fe. Tr. a,


and 7c. Fe,Tr. a (ber.))}

93

Light field-cable

detachment 3

Light fielcl-cable do-le. Felikabeltrupp 6 (1-spg.)


(This and the next two
tachnent 6 (one-horsedetacbreents replace:
drawvn)
raH,FeTr. a , m.Fc,Tr. a
(4-spg. ), m. Fe. Tr a
(6-pg.), m..F. Tr. a (4-spg.)}
ber, a.Fe, Tr. a (6-spg,) ber,
_. Fc. Tr. b, ca-d gr.Fe. Tr. a).O

raz. Feldka beltrupp 10 (4-spg.)

Medium field-cable de -

tachment 10 (4-horsedrawn )
1m. Feldkabeltrupp 10 (6--spg.)

Medium field-cable do-tachment 10 (6-horsedrawn)

2. Motorized field-cable detachments

le. Felkabeltrupp 3 (mot)

(replaces: kl.Fe.Tr. (mot))

ye

le. Feldkabeltrupp 6

(mot)

(replaces:

a. Fe.

Tr.

1.Feldkabeltrupp
(re-places:

(mot))

12 (mot)
b (mot)
Tr.
a. Fe.

@-

94-

Motorized light field~cable detachmlent 3

M1otorized

cable

light

field

detachmaent 6

Motorized medium field


cable detachment 12

5.

A iiorecl (half-track) field-cable detachments

{G
34

le. Feldkabeltrupp 6 (gp)


(replaces: kl. ?z.Fe.Tr.,
and m.P'z.Fe.Tr.)

.4xmnored

r.. Feldlkabeltrup

hrmrored

10 (gp)
Tr.
Fe.
rm.?lz.
(replaces:
and. gr. ?z. Fe. Tr.)

4.

rmediumn
field-cable detach*
ment 10

Mountain field-cable detachments

"--I

45.

light fielLc

cable detachment 6

Field

le. Geb. Feldkabeltrupp 8


(replaces: kl.Geb.Fe.Tr.)

Light mountain
field-cable detach,
mnent 8

in.

G-eb. Feldkabeltrupp 8
(replaces: mn. &eb. Fe. Tr. )

Medium mountain
field-cable detachinent b

schw.Geb. Feldkabeltrupp 12
(replaces: gr.G-eb.
Fe. Tr.)

Heavy

trunk-cable

12.

and

boxe-wire

detachments

Feldf ernkabeltrupp 12 (not)


(replaces :FfekTr. a (mot),
and Ffk. Tr. b

(rmot))
95

' mountain

fiel~d-cable deitachinent. 12

Motorized1 field
txrunk-cable detachment 12

B1 lnk rahttrupp (not)}


(r3plancos :?'e.Bautr.
(mot), and Fc.Bautr.
(5 rm ) (not))

(2

6.

Mot on zod :bare-wire


detach ment

Tele-phone maintenance detachments,

le. Fernsrrech-Tnstanclhaltungstrupp (mot)


(replaces : Stirungssuchtrup2

21.

Motorized light telephcne


mmant enance detachment

(met))

Fe. Inst nclh. Tr.

Motorized medium tele-

phone

(mot)

maintenance d etach-

m~-ent
schrr*. Fe. Thstandh. Tr.
Motorized heavy telephone
(not) (replaces: Fe.
maintenance detachment
Thstanclh.Tr. (in)} (mot) )

7.'

Telephone operating detachments

/o

le. Fernsprechbetriebstrup- 20 (mot )


(replaces: Fe.Betr. Tr.
a (mot)

96

Mot orized light telephone


operating detachment 20

420

mn. :_'.
IBetr. Tr. 40 (not) Motorized meditum
(rep aces: Pc.iBetr. Tr.
telephone operating
a (mut ,e~nd @eb. Fe.
det achmient 40

Betr. Tr.)

-14o

9p

m. Fe. iBetr. Tr. 40 (gp)


(rep:laces: rz.Fe.Betr.
Tr7

schw. Fe. Betr. Tr. 80


(met) (replaces: Fe.
B etr. Tr. bnt)
and
Fe.Betr. Yr. c(mot) )
8.

C rrier-frequency

Jl

7-

Motorized

heavy

telephone operating
detachment 80

3 otp chments

le. Trggerfrequenztrupp

f
r

4 TI
oredl medlitm telephone operating
detachment 40

Motorized light

carrier-frequency

(not)

detachment

I-AR J%

'U

9.

"'_.(

in. TrLugefrequenztrupp
(mot)

M.otorized medium
carrier-frequency
detachment

~plifier detachments

le. Verst grkertrupp 3

(not)
(replaces:
-

Verst. Tr.
97

Motorized light
amplifier detachmenO 3

(replaces:

10.

9 (mat)

Verst ,rkertrupp

in.

Motorized medium

b(mot))

Verst.Tr.

amplifier
ment 9

detach;

Teletype detachments

Motorized

Fernschreibanschlusstrupp

tele-

type linking

(met)

detachment

Fernschreibstaffel

8s

(these

tele-

type equipment
echelon

equipment and replace:


the
k7., m. , and gr.
(mot))

detachments

Other special

le.

(replaces:
a

(mot))

Leitungsmesstrupp

(mat)

detachment

Motorized medium

line-survey

(replaces:

Kabelesstr,

Motorized light
line-survey

Kabelresstr.

mn.

(Spezialtrupps)

Leitungsmesstrupp

(mot)

(mot))

Bohrtrupp

Motorized

in

varying strength and

Fernschr.Tr.

11.

(mot)

are organized

detachment

Burying detach-

(replaces:

kl,

gr.Bohrtr.

(not))

98

and

ment

le.

Ri chtverbindung s

trupp (I-,ot)

Motorized light
ultra-short wave

commeuni cat ions


(decimeter wave.)

0T

detachment

f. Ri chtverbindungstrupp (rnot) (replaces:


le.Dezim~et ertr?)

Moted

mediiull

ultra-short

wave

comunications

detachment

-r

schw. Richtverbindungstrupp (riqt) (replaces:


schw. Deziretert r.

Motorized heavy
ultra-short wave
communications
detachment

le, Richtverbindungs-

Motorized light
decimeter wave
balancing (ca libration) detachmaent

maesstrulpp (riot)

-C-

(replaces :Dezimeter-

schiw. Richtverbindungsmes struapp (mot)


(replaces: Dezimetere s str,)

Motorized heavy
decimeter wave
balancing

bration)

(calidet ach--

ment

~.Radio detachments
1. Portable radio detachments

a) Foot

T orni st erFun
(this

and

rupp b Kzw

the next four.

replace: TornFu,Tr, b,
d, f,

g, adk)
-.

99

Portable radio
(pack 11T) detach-ment b, short wave

/ Tornisftrfunktrupp ci Uliw -Portable radio


detachment ci, ultrashort wave
Tornisterfunktrupp f Kzw_ Portable radio
detachment f, shortwave
Tornisterfuaktrupp g Mw
Portable radio
detachment g,
mecium wave
Tornisterfunktrupp k Kzw Portable racio
detachment k, shortN
wave

constructed
as
above

b) Mounted

AZ

'U

T ornist erfunktrupp b Kzw


(ber.) (this and the
next thr'ee detachments
re lce: Torn.Fu.Tr. b,

d, f, g,

~cd k) (berd) )

f Kzw Mounted portable


radio detachment
f, short wave
7 Torrnisterfunktrupp g MW
M
'ountedi portable
(ber.)
radio detachm t
g, mediun wave
Torni st erfiinktrupp kc Kzw Mounted port able
S(b or.)
r-vdio detachmlent
k, short wave
/Tornisterfunktrupp

(ber.)

constructed
as
above

M4ounted portable
radio detachment
b, short wave

100

c)

Motorized

Tornisterfunt

(not)

rup

(this

detachments

k)

Kzw

Motorized portable

radio detachment

replace:

b,

Torn.Fu.Tr, b,

and

and the next

d,

short

wave

f,

(iot))

Tornisterfunktrupj>) d
Ukw (riot)

Motorized portable
radio
detachment
d,
ultra-short
wave

Tornisterfunktrupp

constructed

Motorized portable
radio
detachment

Motorized portable
radio detachment

Kzw (nfot)

as
above

f,
Tornisterfun'ktrupp

Mw (not)
Tornist

g, nediixa wave
Motorized
portable
radio
detachment
k,

short

wave

Mountain

Gebirgs-Tornister,
f unktrupp
(this

f l\C

SKzw (met)

a)

47l

erfunktrurp

short wave

four

Kzw

Inc. the next


Aetachments

replace: 0eb.Torn.

Fu.Tr.

b, d,

and k)

-101

f, g,

Mountain portable
radio detachment
b,

short wave

constructedN
as
above

Geb. Torn. Fu. Tr. d Ukw

Mountain portable
radio detachiaent
d, ultra-- hort wave

Geb. Torn. Fu. Tr. f Kzw

Mountain portable
radio detachment
f,
short-wave

Geb. Torn. Fu. True g Mw

Mountain portable
radio. detachment

Geb.Torn. Fu. Tr. k Kzwr

Mountain portable
radio detachmcent
k, short wave

g,

mediua

wave

2. Light radio detachment s


a) Horse-drawn

MWOI3

le. Funktruipp 5 Mw
(4-spg) (this and
the next detach-rient re place : kl.
Fu. Tr. b, e (4-spg) ,

Light radio detachment 5-, iiiedim wave


(4-horse-drawn)

and c (4-spg) )

le. Funktrupp 50 Mw
(4-spg)

Light radio detachnent 30 , mediim wave


(4-hors e-dlrawn)

le. Flieger funkrupp


20 Uk w (4-spg)

Light radio detach-nent 20. (air--ground) ,


ultra-short wave
(4-horse-drawn)

-102

b) &1fotorizecl

le. Punktrupp 5 Mw (not) Motorized light


(this and
next two
radio detachment
detachments replace:
5, medlium wave
kl. Fu. Tr. b(raot), e riot) ,
a(mot) , and. c(mgot))

_the

rl.Funktrupp
30 Mw (not) Motorized. light

constructed
as
above

Kle.

radio detachment
50, mediumn wave
Funktrupp 80 MAw (not) Motorized .light
radio detachmrent
80, medium' wave

le. .Fliegerf unktrupp.

I)VC0

20 Ukw (not )

Mot oriz ed :light


radio detachment
20, (air-ground) ,
ultra-short wave

c) Annloredt

le.

M3o

0)

Ig.

Funktrupp. 30 Mw (gj)
Amored light r'adio
(this and. the. next dedetachment 30,
tachment replace: Ul. z. mnedium wave
Fu. Tr. d~ aad
c)

le. Funktrupp -80 Mw

(gp)

Amored

light r'adio

detachment 80,

medium wave

-.

103

le. Fliegerf unktrupp

Uv~

20 Ukvi (3p)

Ax iorecl

light

radio

detachment 20, (airground), ultra-short


wave

a) Mountain

UK

~ii20

lo. Gebirgsfunktrupp 5
P'" (replaces: kl.Geb.

!;Mountain light radio


detachment 5, medium
wave

le. G-eb. Fliegerfunk-

Mountain light

trupp)j

radio

detachment 20 (air-

20 Ukw

ground), ultra-short
wave
3. Medium radio det achm,,ent s

a) Motorized

Mw
0

rF.unktrupp 5 Mwv (not)


(this
the next

End

five

de tachments

kl .Fu. ,r.

replace:

a rad b (not),
T(not) (verst), d1 and a
(_not) , 1_.
Fu. Tr. a and b
(motl)-

104-

Motorized medium
radio detachment 5,
medium- 'wave

constructed
as

Motorized medium
radio detachment

Funktrupp 15 Kzw (at)

ml.

15, short wave


Motorized medium
radio detachment
30, medium wave

m.

Funktrupp 30 M!w (not)

ma.

Funktrupp 70 Kzw (not) Motooized medium


radio detachment
wave
70, short

above

Wunktruimj

m.

80 Mw (not)

Motorized medium
detachment
80, medium wave
radio

Funktrupp 100 Mw

ra.

(rot) Motorized medium


radio detachment
100,

A N

m.

medium wave

Motorized medium

Fliegerfunktrupp 20

radio

I1kw (met)

detachment

20, (air-ground)
ultra-short wave

20

m. Fu. Tr.

b)

0s

Motorized medium

m. Funktrupp 200 Kzw


(replces:
(?not)

radio
200,

d. (snot))

detachment
short

wave

Armored

m. Tunktrupp 15 Kzw (gp)


(this
and the next

Tr.
in.:.'ze

kl.Pz.Fu.
aria

c,.a, f(vrst).,
b'u.

_rea,

105
1

and

radio
15,

three detachments
replace:

Armored medium

b)

detachment
short

wave

Funktrupp 30 Mw (gp)

t.
C

constructed

n.

as
above

g9p

radio

detachment

30, medium wave

Funktrupp 80 Mw (g)

snmordcl

medium

detachment

radio

80, medium wave

n.

20

anrmored medium

Funktrupp 100 Mw (gp)

armor ed.
radio

medium

detachment

100, mediuml wave

Fliegerfunktrupp

Arnored medium

20 Ukwr (gp)

radio
20

etachmnent
(air-ground),
wave

ultra-short

4.

Heavy radio

y''-

I$.O

detachments

schw.

Funktrupp 1500
Lw (not)

(replaces: gr. Fu. Tr.


a (rot),

Kz

100

schw.

Funktrupp 1000

Kzw (not)
(replaces:
b

gr. Fu. Tr.

(not))

106

Motorized heavy

radio detachment
1500,

long wave

Motorized heavy
radio

detachment

1000,

short

wave

5. Special detachments

w
MN/v

oo/go

Kclo. Funktrupp
Mw (gp)

100/80

,x~:iorecl HQ radio
detachmlent

(replaces: Pz.Fu. Tr.


with. Fu12Fu19,' or
Full+Fu8, or FullFul9))
SchltMsseltrupp (ri1ot)

Funkf ernschreibtrupp

100/80,

medium wave

Motorized cipher
detachment

(riot)

Motorized radio
telegraphy detachment

ITI. Radio Intelligence Detachments (Nachri cht en-. .ufklarungstru-pps),

Langiitt elwellenpeiltrupp

Long-medium wcave
direction finding
detachment

NOTE:

Orgnization.

and

nomenclature of new detachments

not -yet completed (30 March 1944

-107-

1. Stations

Regiments-Vemaittlung

Regimental talephc
exchange

Div. -Vermaittlung

Division t elophomy
exchange

Korps-Vemrit tlung

Corps telephone
exchange
Telephone exchang
of an anrny

Heeresgruppen-Vermittlung

Haeres-Vemfittlung (Feidnach- Amy telephone


richt enkormainclantur usw.)
exchange (field

Army group telephone exchange

signal HQ

etc.)

1 ehrrmcht--Veriittlung (von
Amedl Forces tele,
Einhciten des OKIW betrieben) rhone exchange
(operated by OKW
signal units)

--

108

Luftwaof fen-4\erLittlun&

arin -Vefl ittlunS

Air

Force

telephone

exchange

Navy telephone
exchange

3t andortvemiltt lung

G-arrison telephone
exchange

Ort sver-mittlung

Town (locai) telepho~ne exchange

Vern ittlui , einer


isenb alunacliri cht eneinheit

Telephone exchange
of a railway signal
unit

Verstt5xkerstelle

&-irlifier st at ion

0
FE

Miplifi er office

Verst rkeremt

Schaltstelle (feste)

Switching station
(static)

2.rm-ee-chaltstelle (FI\1K usw~)

Amzy switching station


(field signal HQ etc.)

Schaltst cuie (Kabelbrunmen)

Switching station
(cable head)

109-

2.

Cables

Field

Feldkab eldoppelleituig

wire

it
i

cable twocircuit

II
J

}U

~lij
L~,

trunk

cable

Feldfernkab. el

Field

Fernsprecherdkabel

Underground telephone cable

rdkaabel

(bonbensicher

Underground cable
(buried

verlegt)

below

b-arb-crater depth)

Erdkabel (weitsprechrfXhig)

Underground

cable

(long-distance)

oberirdisehe Fernsprechlinie

3.

Radio

(Methods

Overhead

telephone

line

of

operation)

Doppellinie

Radio link:

one

station controling
two outstations

110

Radio

Kroeis

neftwork with

stations working
direct to each other
on a co_-m-on frequency

4. Other

Methods of Ccaifnunication

oc

Blinktrupp

Blinker deta chiaent

Li cht sprechtrupp

Pot ophone det ach aent

:dvance ~essage center


(sigs reporting
center )

Melclekopf

-___

/A

Mlclesazunelstell e

Ilessage center (sigs


center)

Meidverbindung

Runner (riaessenger)
line

5. Colors

The following colors may be employed on signal line?iagrnias to distinguish equipment, units, connections etc. of the
wrious branches and services:
-

Ili

Red

OUVT, A.OK, signal units (excepy


those of artillery)
01 1, artillery

Blue

.Lir Force

*Creen

Navy

Black
. .

. ..

".

Brown

6.

mx~y

group, division

Violet

Railway

Orange

Post office

Signal E quipment

'4>-

set : radio. i)
11kw. Emnpf.

Portable radio
receiver b (signal-

(Ge!tesatz : Fu i)

2)

e (Fu

Ultra-short wave
receiver e

Ukw Empf. d 1 (Fu 3)

SSender c 10 Watt~

Transmitter o 10watt

U1kw Enpf., e

)5

112

Ultra-short wave
receiver d 1

Ultra-short wave
receiver e

7Sender

c 20

Transmitter c 20

JFWGt

watt
//

j(Fm 6)

'

Uk'.rr

am f .

Ultra-short wave
receiver c

Sender d 20 Wsitt~

Transmitter d. 20
watt

7
dl

UkrT Zmipr.

r'

Sender' qa30

7)

.~

Ultra-short wave
receiver d 1

Transmitter "a"
watt

-'att

4/

(.T

Medium wave receiver c

Mw,Empf , c

(80-Watt-

ender

80 -watt transmitter
}(Fu 12)

C)

30

117 Emiap f . C

MTedium wave
receiver c

Tornister-FuLnkgerut b

Portable

radio

equipment b

Torni st er-Purkgerat g

-15

r-

Portable radio
equipment g

Feldfunksprecher b

Field radio telephone b

Feldfunksprecher

Field radio tele-

phone f

74A
Q2

6C8

Funksprechger~t

2O- attger

.t d

Radio telephone
equipment f

(Flieger)

20-watt equipment

d (air-ground)

30 Wattgerut

50-watt, equipment

8:0 Wattgert

80-watt

equipment

Exaimples:

2 5
Tank,

4,'?

M 4,

equipped with

radio

sets

2 and 5

Battalion command tank, equipped with radio sets


8 and 5

114 -

half-track personnel carrier, equipped with


radio telephone equipment f, and radio set ,8

Company coimmand tank,

equipped with

radio sets

2 and 5
7.

Special

Symbols

Employed In The. Radio. Interception Service

Furnkstelle

Radio station

einseitiger Funkverkehr

One-way

wechselseitiger Funkverkehr

Two-way radio traffic

O-

QO

wechselseitiger

radio traffic

Funkverkehr
Two-way radio traffic
nit F'equenz- oder Wellenwith frequency or
angabe (Empfangsfrequenzen im wa.ve-length notation
Klaaiern)
(receiving frequency
in parantheses)

I'on00

125Q

L5

&

A.

durch einen Peilstrahl


gepeilte Funkstelle

Single-line
bearing

S chnittpunkt zuweier
Peilstrahlen.

Two-line "cut"

Kopfpeilung

"Plot"

Fehlerdreieck

"Cocked hat"

Punkt in der Mitte


der Zeichen bedeutet:

Dot in center of
symbol means:
"station has
passed mesgs

"Funkstelle

hat

Spr~che abgesetzt"

0
0

Kommaandc sender

Control transmitter

Thpfangszentm-.le

Intercept center

Biler

Direction finder
st ation

vorge schohrmcrr
Kurz-v J~len.-Empfangs--trupp

--

116-

Forward short-zwave

intercept

detachment

SfAAMI,

Vorauswert e st ell e

Advance intelligence station

.Auswlert est elle

Int elligence
canter

117

19 a.

POPAGANDA TROOP (page 117)

Propagndakompanie (mat)

Popagandazug

(mat)

Mat oriz ed propaganda


company
Motorized propaganda
platoon

KD

1:4

Kriegsoeri cht erzug (mat)

Motorized war
correspondents'
platoon

SS-Kri egsberioht erzug


(mot)

Motorized SS-rwar
crresodns
platoon

F5 I]

-118

-.

20.

AnUS OF QQ T _TOOPS (T~roI


XG1TIRG~TROOPS) (page 128)

T. FC L & QF

Gefechtstrcss einer
Panzer~bt eilung

Combat

Go'

---

119

train of~

a tank 'battalion

Section III.

Services,And Service Installations

SUPPLY (Page 130) and 2. TRANSPORT (page 139).

1.

transport troops (Fahrtruppen)


troops

Motor maintenance

fahrparktruppen)

form a

and installations
this

sectio

troops

and

(motor transport

service

Ordnance troops

are listed

10, respectively

are

(Kraft-

'hence

units

subsection

section.

separately

in

of

supply

are subnrdinate branches

shown listed

of this

no longer part of the

troops

(Y'eldzeugtrippen) and water

(W7asserversorgungstruppn)
and

in

supply

this sub-

park)

separate branch of service;

of this

Iriersorgungstrupper,
8

are an integraEl part of the

(Nachschubtruppen), both are consolidated. in

section.

Since

of

subsectione

Snow-clearance

units

ae

supply troops, but belong to the construc-

tion engineers.

a)

Headquarters

Htherer Kom._adeur

der

N achs chubtrupp en

Coretiander
service

of
of

supply

of an amy group

--

120

Konxnandeur

der

Arme-Nachschub- Conmander of

service

truppen

of supply

of an am y_
Konnancleur tier Korps-Nach-schubtruippen

Coma andler of
service of supply
of a corps

Kor andeur d~er DivisionsNachschubtmuppen

Cormmander of
service of supply
of a

fV7
1LIY
l

Nachschub tgts. -$Staca


z.b.V.

division

Special. supply
staff (regimental status)

Stab eines Koirmanc? eurs der


PanzerdivisionsNachschubtruppen

HQ of a coimmander

Stab elnes Koriaan'eurs der


Pmz erkorp s -INa ch schub trupp en

HQ of a coriander
of service of
suIpply of a
panzer corps

Stab einer Gebirogsiachschiuhkolonnenabt cilung

HQ of a u cunt ain

\tI\ K

of

service

supply

column

battalion

121

of

supply of a
panzer division

iO
Tv\cP

0o

Stab eines Gbirgsnachschubbataillons


(not)

EQ of a motorized

Umschlagstab

Staff in charge of reloading

Ftthrer einer Kraftwagentranskom lanie


unci Kraftwagentrans-portkolonne

EQ (or cor~ancder) of a.
motor vehicle transport

FThhrer einer Nachschubkompanie (mot)

EQ (or colriander) of a
motorized supply company

Ff~hrer. einer Cebirgsnachschubkompanie

EQ (or coix rider) of a


mountain supply company

F{&rer einer Gebirgs-trf'Igerkompanie

EQ (or coininder) of a
mountain pack company

mountain supply

lion

company and

batta-

motor

vehicle transport
column.

b) Units

9zi
V

Kraftwagentranspcrt komp ani e (Lkvv)

122

-m

Motor vehicle transport


company (trucks)

Platoon of a motor

Zug elner Kraftwagentransportkompanie (Lkvw)

vehicle transport
company

,.

(trucks)

Kraftwagentransportkompani e (Lkw u. Anhi)

Motor vehicle transport


company (trucks and
trailers)

Zug einer Kraftwagen-transportkompanie (Lkw


u. .Anh)

Platoon of a motor
vehicle transport
company (trucks and
trailers)

Kraftwagentransport-kolonne (Lkw)

Motor

Werkstattzug

Repair-shop

vehicle transport

column (trucks)

einer

Kraftwagentransportabteilung und Krao ftfahrabt eilung

III

platoon of

a motor vehicle trans,


port battalion or
motor transport battalion

Fahrschwadron (60 to)

Horse-dr'awn transport
troop (squadron)
tons)

Kraftfahrkompani e a

(0O

Motor transport company


a

' C

Kr aft f ihrkompani e b

-123

Mot or transport company


b

Motor transport company

Kraftfahnrkonpanie c

c9.

iFT

Zug einer Kraf tfabr-r


kompanie

Platoon of a motor
transport colpany

Zug einer Nachschubkompanie (niot)

Platoon of a motarized
supply company

Gebirgstra~gerkcnapani e

Mountain

B etriebsstoff verwaltungskompu-iie
(mot)

Motorized motor fuel

lei cht e Fahrkol onno


(15 t)

Horse-drawn

pack. ccraipany

aclintrt

on company

light

transport column
(15

tons)

Mountain mot or vehicle


transport colurm

ebirgskraftwagen--

kolonne (3o t)

(30

Cebirgskarrenkolonne

(io t)

tons)

Mountain cart transport


cclurmn (10 tons)

-124

Ktjh

co

*Tragti-erkolonnle
(10 t)

Pack-animal column
(10 tons)

Kesseiwagenkolo nne

Fuel-tanik column

Kraftomaib uskolonne

Motor bus column

Kipperkolonne

Dump-truck column

Thermno skoto nne

Thermos column

Ktu hit rasport-staffel

Riefrigeration transport
train (echelon)

(c)

Installations

Heerosmiunitions--

Army

amnunit ion

dump

lager;
14

Amnmunit ion dump of an


army

Armeemunit ionsThagerKarp srunitionlager

Corps crnmuni tion dump

--125

Mvunitinsausgabesteile

EM

Aoraunition
point

distributing

Munitionsuroschlgstelle
ounition transloading
point

r;

Army mo0to r
Li

I, w4.
_._ .

Mo to r fuel dump of

iArmeebetriebsstof
lager

an arm.y

Korpsbotriebss toff Itr; 1C larger

00

--

~I

3.

fuel dump

lager

Corps motor fuel


dump

Tank stel le f Ur
Einzelfahrzeuge

Filling station for


single vehicles

Eisenb aintarikstelle

Railway filling
station (full)

ortsfeste Tankstellc

Stationary filling
station

. DaNI'ISTBATIVE (page 142)


(a)

C)

C)

Units

Ve rwal tungsko upanie


(raft)
- 126-

Mkotorized administration
comIpany

ljiI '

EGro ssb~vkere ikormpanie

Large bakery company

Wi r'tschaf t skomp anie

Motorized administration
comipany

(naot)
(b)

Installations
Ar:lly ration

Heeresverpflcgungs-

depot

mad azin

I"

-'

INOE:

Verpflegungsausgabestelie

Ration distributing
point

Verpflegungsu schlagstelle

Ration translcading
Point

The following symbol seen on vehicles of this service


identifies a vehicle

of

an Army ration dumap

HV

(Hderes-Verpfle;ungsstclle):t

4.

I DICAL (page

(a)
zs

145)

Headquarters
HQ of a motorized medical
unit -(regimental status)

Stab ciner Heeres(Armee-)


Sanitf.tsabteilu~n

(snot)
-127

of the Army or of an .ny


-

~IiI

Stab eL er Kr egsla7,arett-

abteilumg

HQ of a motorized
rear area (base.
hospital battalion

(not)

Stab einor Ieserve-

HQ of a r otorized
reserve rear area (b ase
hospital battalion

Kriegslazare tt-

rnb tei.lung

Siab einer Kri egslazarettabteiClu.l (R)

t.

Stab einer Krankentranspor tab teilung

HQ of an evacuation

Stab e.iner K'rakcntransportab teilun g (ant)

HQ of a miotorized

(b)

battalion

cvacuation battalion

Units

Krankentronspo rtkon pani.e

Evacuation company

Kra-dken transportkoi panie

fiotorized evacuation
comipany

(innt

Krankenkraf tcvagen-

S(R

Motor at bulance
c omp r'-y

ko~m~ape.ie

Motor anbulance
platoon
-00e

Motorized medical.

Sanitttskocapnnie (rmot)

comipany

-128

Partly

Gebirssanititsku ipanile (tm-ot)

motorized

mountain medical ccsnpany

4
x
Truppenentgiftungskorupanie (.ic t)

M.iio torized personnel


decontamination company

TraiT sanenG ,imtungsJoltz (Kurch dlie

Personnel decont raination


station (operated bye.
personnel decontamination
coup any)

Iruppen- atr -LLp


besetot)

personnel decontamination
station (operated by a
personnel deo nt om-_ination
platoon )

Truppenrntg if tulngfsplats (0crch oenn


Trul)pe- nt -Zug
besetzt)

i.

L-

Krieo slazLrett (riot)

1iotorized rear area


(base) hospital

Reserve-.
Kriegslazarett

Reserve rear area (base)


hospit al

Le ioht~raice nkrie s.lazorett (rot)

hatorized rear area


(base) hospital for
minor eases

Felulaz ore tt

Field

Feldlazarett

hospital

Motorized field hospital

(-,lot)

For additioral tactical symbols for decontamination

installations

see under

1110

CIC/ GLW Z;FJ' E

129 ,--

___10T)

LAA.

.Aimee-Sanit1 tsp ark

1-

Ariry medical supply park

Medical supplies
ausgabestelle

distributing station

Lazarettzug

Hospital train

gerischter
Lazarettzug

Mixed hospital train

Leichtkrankenzug

Hospital train for


mzinor cases

behelfsnssigcr
Lazaret tzug

Emnergency hospital train

behelfsi,_ssizer
Vo rvundle tonzug

Eiergency train for

Ei scnb aimlabora to riumzug

Railway laboratory train

Lazarettschiff

Hospital ship

Leichtkrankenschiff

Hospital

0
VLn

I-(;'5
(2'~

wounded

1-

cases

-130

ship for miinor

~;7I
V 1I)

ortsfeste hygienisch
bakteriolo.gische
Untersuchirngss teile

Static hygiene-

ortsfeste chemische
Untcrsuchungss tolle

Static chemical
examlination station

ortsfeste Prosclktur

Static

(c)

bac teriological
examination station

morLgue

Installations
(1)

Installations on the march or in


billets

Kr ank.,en safimielpunk t

Collecting point for

sick (ccp)

aIrztlicher
Vers er~_ungspunkt

Mvedical care station

Kr ankcnsamelstell e

Collecting point for


sick (ccP.) of an
amblance battalion

einer. Krnc,intrans,):or tab to ilung


Einladcstelle far
behelsmzass i er
Vervnundc tentranspo rt

Loading

point

local dispensary
room)

Qrtskrankenstube

(i
-t

V~1

for

emerg~enicy transportation
of trunded

Ortslazare tt

Local hospital

-131-

(2)

Installations

in cormbat

Verwtinde tennes t

First-aid station
(post)

-i-

ll-i
1-

Truppenve rb andplatz

Regimental

aid station

(RA)
Haup tverbacidplatz

Clearing sta-tion (MDS)

Le ichtvervunde tens ainnelplatz

C6llecting station (cas)


f or slightly wounded

(3)

12
t

1-..

Ilvuscellaneous

Kriegslazare tt
(einges..)

Rear area

(base)

hospital,

in operation

Feldlazarett (tinges,)

als Seuchenlazrirett

Field- hospital, in
operation, equipped for

eingerichte t

contagious diseases

RPe se rvelaz are tt


(einges1,

Reserve hospital,
operation

Reservekriegslazarett (eirtges. )

Reserve rear. area (base)


hospital, in operation

-132--

in

(a)

VeIicle markix s
Vehicles

of

the riedical service carry the

tollowiing officially prescribed

5.

VETHl RY (page 150).


branch

of

symbol:

The &l1ternate basic

service syiaool is no longer being employed.

(a) Units

Li

Veterinary corapany

Veterinftrkoupai1ie

Mow-tain veterinary company


koupanic

LiJ

Ar eepf'er ~el azare tt

41i~i

horse hospital

Heimlatpfcrc elazarett' Horse hospital in the zone


Of the interior

~J A

r'IiI1h

Arycorral (horse Lark)

iraeepf erde'ark

Army corral (horse park)


the interior
ir_ the zone

He iia tpferd epark

6f

-153

t-

Ir

Ve terinnirpark

Veterinary equipmecnt park

He imatveterinlr-

Veterinary

park

zone of the interior

Veteriniruntersuchungsstelle

Veterinary examiination
station

Pferdetranspo rtkomrpanie

Horse transportation
comapany

(b)
9~

Installations

Pferdleverb ancplatz.

Dressing station for


horses

Arrnecpferdezweig-

Branch amiy

CL~

pa rk

uI
6.

PROVOST

equipment -iaakin

Beutepf erdesamiils telle

page 152).

corral

(horse depot)
Collecting point for
horses

.cap tureii

This sub section includes mailitary

police (Feldgondarimerie)
(Sicherhcitstruppcn).

no longer in existence.

and line of communication troops


Traffic control units arc

(a) Headquarters
Stando rtkoriandantur

Garrison coraanf2

(regimental status)
Ortskonriaridantur I

Garrison comi and


(battalion status)

Ortskoiarmandantur

G-arr ison comand


(company status)

Stab einer Feldgendarmerieab teiluig


(not)

(b)

C;

HQ of a motorized
military police

battalion

Units andi Ins ta-lat ions

Feldgendarmcriekoimpanie, (mot)

Motorized military

Felde~ndrmrietrupp
a (niot)

.Lotorized

Feldcgendatraerietrupp
c (tint)

Partly motorized
military police
detachment "c"t

Geheit e Feldpolizei

Secret field police

police

-135

police

company

military
detachment 41 a"

Arinee-Kgf'..
Sa nmels telle

The syrbol,

.Prisoner of war
collecting point of' an army

reproduced below,

painted on military or passenger

vehicles identifies members of the Secrect Field

Police.

Vehicles thus maarked are permitted to pass sentries and control


stations without challenge:

7.

ARitiY

POSTAL (piage
... : Stab

1541)

eines

HQ of' the postal service


of an arry

ArrneefeldpostrLacister

Vehicles of this service

8.

OPDTINT

carry

the following

symbol:

OOPS Ordnancc troops (Feldzeugtruppen)

are no

longer part of the .supply troops (Nochschubtruppen),


are a separate branch of

service.,

Arrneegera.tpark

Army equipmaent. park

Waffenwme rks tatt

Ordnance repair-shop
(armnoury).
l-36-

but

~F~71
1jFJ)
Ts-i

9.

eldwerkstatt
(raot )

M~otorized field ordnance


repair-shop

Vaff errerkstattkompanie (met)

Motorized ordnance repair-

MOTOR MAImTENANOE (MOTOR

shop company

TRAN5ORT

PARK)

TROOPS.

Motor

maintenance troops (Kraf tfahrpark~ruppen) are a separate


branch of service and are identified by their own basic

branch of service syrThol.


(a)

Headquarters

Stab eincs

EQ of a . Army motor transport

Hee re skraftf ahr-

district

bezirkes
Stab einer

Pz.-

EQ of a tnnk maintenance
battalion

Instandsetzumngsab te ilung
(b)
-~I

Units

Werkstattkomlpanie
(_1

Motorized
opn

Pz.-.NAerkstattkompanie

Tank repair-shop company

Kraf twagen-

Motor vehicle repair-

repair-shop

4/

44

sbop

Wjerkstattzug

---37

platoon

r PS

Scout car (armea a)


repair-shop platoon

Pz. -SpahwfagenWferkstattzug

Kf

Z. -Ins talas etzung s-

Mtor vehicle

koapanie

i~laintenance couip ny

Pz. -Bergekoopanie

Tank recovery. comparny

Pz. -Be rgezug

Tank recovery platoon

Kfz. -2 schleppzug

R~ecovery platoon for


ao tor ve icles

Kf z. -Ersatzteilkolonne

Motor vehicle spare

Kfz. E!rsatzteilstaffel

1LiDt or

vehicle spare

parts

supply train

0+ 0x

parts transport
coluon.

(echelon)
Tire supply train
(echelon)

Reifenstaffel

(c) Installations

==1A

Anameekraf tf ahrpark

Lruiy motor transport


pool

Kraftf ahrpark

Motor transport pool

-1358--

Hcatkr aftfa hrparl:

To II:j
!

4~.r transport pool


in the zone o;f the
interior
Depot for

Gici ske t toniapor

Tire and spare


partssdepot

Recif on u.

Ersatz teillapcer
/1

tracks

etc. )

(tankl

Panzer-Ersatzteilla por

Tank spare parts


depo t

Panzorsp~hersatzto illa por

Scout oar (armd


spare parts

depot

Zu kraftr ra enErsatz teilla er

Primec

(tractor)
depot

hover

spare parts

c)

SUPPLY TCOOP S Wa ter su~p ly troops (wasserversorpangs-

1OJ WAI

truppen)

are now a subordinate branch of

the

"'Vorsorgungs

truppon

grosse Kraf twragenko lonne fa~r Was se r


60 cbrn

mtor

Large e

me oers)

-l39 .

vehicle

transport column
for water (60 cubic

Section TV.

f 1
4''

_.l'

Transorcation (lMocvement)

Control (Page 155)

,ilway station

corimnand I

Bahnhof skonimantdhn-ur I

Bvihnhofs-

Railway station contiana II

kommariaantur II

Forwarding station

IT

Bausto'fzu;g

Construction material
railway train

Section V.

1.

Special Units,

Services. and

Installations

AVELTARY".EB AE UITS (Betreuumngscinheiten)


Betreuungs- iind
Ve rpflegulngss tello
(betirieben d.uch-

Welfare station and canteen


(oper'ated by Gera--an Red Cross)

DRK)

Betreuungs- and
Ve rpf legungs s telle
(betrieben r-i~uch

Welfare

Entlausungsr'ns tan

Delouising station

Soldatenhein

Soldier homne

Off izie rshei r_

Officer home

NSv)

EL

i:ki

4,
2.

PATIROL
{.
..

station and canteen.

(operated by Nazi Pubhlic

Wellnre -Organigntion)

hilitary recreation hall


aufenthaltsr~uml
DRK-Hilf'ss tdlle

C-er .an Red Cross aid station

SKRVICES (Streifendienste)
Stab eines
Ko nandeurs einer
Streifenab teilunfl

HQ

of

a cor- wiander ofa

patrol battalion
-141--

Army patrol

Hee resstreife
(Feidwebeilstreife)

(TCO
Tpatrol)

(JE
(3r1

3.

Heeress tre if e
(Off iziersstre ife)

Army patrol (officer


patrol)

Bahnho fswachoffiz jer

Railway station
guard officer

Bahnho f swache

Railway station guard

Grenzwachkor panie

Border guard company

G-renzpos ten und


Grenzwac hen

Border sentries and

Urlaubersaommoi ikomp anic

Collective company
of furloughed
soldiers

Transportfffl-rer und
Zugxcache (Offiziier)

Officer in charge of
transport and railway
guard

guards

FIED PENALL INSTITUTIONI\S .(Feldstrafvollzugseinrichtungen)


Field penal company
for men convicted by
courts-m artial

Felds trafgef angenenkompanie


-1+2

lt L
7Uf

Field penal camp for

Felds trflaerkoimpanie

intractable offenders

Special

Feld sonaderkompanie

field penal

company

4.

SPECIAL ThTELIJCENCE (ESPIONAGE~) UM'T

Motorized intelligence
(espionage) detach ent

. b hrtrupp (11-1t)
Fr'ont(OW

,44d

Aufkl Lngstrupp (naot))

143-

C.
Section I.

SECLa L SIGNS

AIJ

SYlvfBOIS

Obstacles and De.anolitions (par'e 158)

1. MVITh? 'The G-ermlans shovw a great deal of~ irmonsistency in


the practical employmaent of
(Minenkarten),
(Minenskizzen).

irne symbols on their mine maps

minec plan's (MVinenpJne),?and mine sketches


These syrhols may roughly be- classified as

those listed in the .offica~l

(a)

German symbols book, and

applying to all theatres and armies

and (b)

those

prescribed by the indivirisl theatre, or in some cases even


army coL-mlnds, and applying only to the

particular

theatre or

army.
MVorever,

it will be fouldJ

that mine sybols charted on

mine maps in somle instances aiffer from those charted on the


more detailed mine plans an~d mine sketches.
All of the mine symbols shown on pages 158

IILTY

SYIBOLS- a:pril .194"1 ar

of

-160

at -present valid,

and those

listed below are either supplemiental or alternate.

t0 OEM

versteckte Ladungen

"GEII4

Concealed charges

6'

F1 LL~~-

eingeb aute

Concealed charges, planted

ve's teckte La'unyvgen


T-Minie gegen

T-mine, booby- trapped

iuffnehnon gesichiert
S-Mine ge6,n
Aufne1 : oei gesichert

S-nline, booby-tr'appO d

versteckte La3hrng
ge gen Auf'neht'on
gesichert

Concealed charge, boobytrapped

Mine n in

Scattered mines

StreueiLsatz
offcn. verlegto
Minenf eldert
4

Mine fields,, not buried

ye rdeckte vinenfelde r i.ine fields, buried

F~fo

mine-f ield

genish
htes Mineifeilt

Mixed

Sche in-i inonifeld

Durtliy nine-field

Jt+C.i'
Pz.Mi. -Sperre niAt

intitank-mine obstacle with

25

25~ defense value

bvehrv~e rt

-145

-$

Pz.AMi.-*Sperre mait
50% !o
bwehrwe rt

tank-mine
obstacle with 50%
Anti

defense value
Pz.Mi. -Sperre mnit
7550 Abwe hrwe r t

Anti tank-mline
obstacle with 75%
defense value

PzaI~i. -Sperre mit


100% Abwehrcert

Ant itar -aline


obstacle with 100
defense -value

Vferlegedichte 3

Mvines 3 meters apart

Verlegedichte 4

1:IneS 4 meters apart

- 1~

The d imens ions

of nine fiolds in meters, the number of mines

planted, as well as the dates of completion are shown by


numerals placed above. and/or below the symbol.
of completion may often be omitted.
3_50
-t4.4+ + ts

T-Minensperre, 400
T-Minen 350x50 m

The dates

Exas:ples:
T-mnine field,
containing 400, T--maines,
dimensions 35 0x50

me ters
3-Minensperre,
200 S-iV1inen 300x40 m
Soo5

gemischtes .!+an anfcld,


500 s-,

bzwi..

200x30 m

T-i.1inen,

S-mine

field,

dimensions 300x40
meters

Mixed mine-f ield,


containing 500 S or T-

mines, dimensions 200x


30 meters

The following color-scheme may be employed on colored

nine-maps and. sketches:


Mine fields, planned
or under construction

solid

green

Mine fields, comfpleted.

solid
black

red (may have


outline)

black

outline,

mines

Scattered

red

shading

The symabols listed below will generally be found on mineplans

or sketches.

in the basic

synbols for those

are alternate

Some

handbook.

T-Hiner

T- mines

(die Zusftze
usw sind

z12

nur Bann
in

wean

erforderlich
I inenfeld

einern

versohiedene
Panzer linen
wrurden)

0:

(the

supple-

;ulentary qualifications
35, 42 etc. are added

35, 35 St.

I.

listed

types
only when different
of antitank mines are
in the s rue mine
laid

Arten von
verlegt

field)

Topf linen

Pot-lines

R-1inen

"Riegel"

Belelfs-Panzerminel

flmprovised

mines
-

amines

147

antitank-

S-M2i

no n

S-flines
S-Mi-non

'

Stockminen

LQ4CifI-mines

42

Scliatzenmiiien 42

Antipersonnel mines

Behlf s-Schfttzm%-iria

TIprovised antipersonnel-

mi~nes
versteckte

Concealed charges

KloinlaL Luner

~small)

ye rs teckte

G-ro sslau ungcn

(large).

Beob achttirgsninen.

Observation minc,:

gegen Ai..fnehneyen
gesichert

Jooby-trapped

zerstlrt oO{er

Destroyed or cleared

gerlumt
aQ

J~

Scattered mines

Minen imn
Streueinsatz

--148 -

geplante

1.

Dumy mines

of fen verlegte
Miinenfelder

Mine fields, not buried

verdeckt vcr'legte
Minenf elde r

Mine fields, buried

zerst~rte oeder
gert umte Minexifelder

;ie
fields, destroyed
or cleared
Mine f'ield.
lane

neter Gass&
a

Schtatzon-MvL-1nserre,

geplant

+ t

Panzer-7inensperre,

_____

geplnteM~
Mine nnfeder
f ields, planned

nerifelder

Sche ir;Lien

*
- *-;

Mi

with raark d

S-mine field, planned

irm Bau

T-m1ine field, under


construc tion

'Scheinminonsperre,

Dummy mine field, completed

~Jfertig

L~
1

~L

-~

Vermressungspunkte

(va)

Measuring

--"149

points-

__

Z JFestpunkte (FP)

Fixed points

Minenwarnz~une

-AA'-----W

IMine field

narking

fences (warning
bar rkara)
Direction of
enemy attack

4~T-Minen
rmit T .M.Z 43
(Zeichen far T-iiine mit
ztwei ten Querstrich)
Iner

OThfEI

E.Z. 44

Mines with
instantaneous
fuze 44 (mine
sym~nbdl enclosed in
triangle)

(Zeichen ftar
Mine von Drejeck
uraschlo ssen)

2.

mit

T-ruine with T-Amine


fuze 43 (T-;mine
symbol plus
additional line)

GBST-.CLES
Trench

~ ~~/\/G-rab en, geplant

planned

C-raben, ina Bau

Trench, under
construe tion

7\/V"\/'v

QGraben, f ertig

Trench,

X, .. x.

Flandeornzaun, geplant

ire fence (d~ouble


WW
apron), planned
-"150 .

comple ted

.:

Fland~ernzaun,
ira Bau

XXQ(>)(

Flandernzaun,

XX
X

X
x..

'

Wire fence (double


apron), unider
con-s truction
Wire fence (double
apron), completed

fertig

Flf~chendrahthindernis,
geplant

Mult iple wire


obstacle, planned

F1ichendrahthindernis,
ina Bau

Multiple

wire

obstacle, un~der
construction

Xx>Fl~ichendrahthindernis,
fertig

Multiple wire
obstacle, completed

Drahtseilsperren,
replant

Wire cable
obstacles, planned

Drahtseilsperren,

aBau

Wire. cable
obstacles, underconstruction

Drahtseilsperren,

Wire cable
obstacles, completed

"'

-=

-r-----

0 fertig
0 000

00 4)

Tank obstacle, planned

Panzersperre, geplant

anzersperre,

Tank obstacle,
construction

Li Bau

-151-

under

Q(

Parizersperre,

f ertig

Tank obstacle,
completed

I'anzerabtivehrgraben,
-

______

Antitank ditch

eplant

planned

Panzerab :ahrgraben,
ina Bau

Antitank ditch,
under construction

Panzerab,:ehrgrab ci,
fertig

Antit ank ditch,

Panzerab, hrr.auer, geplant

Antitank wall,
planned

Panzerab vehrmauer,

Antitank wall,
under construction

o omple ted

im Bau

i.~~:Panzerabwehttxiauer,

terti.g

Antitank wall,
completed

'I','

kilns tlicher Ste .lhang,


geplant

Artificial slope,
1j.anned.

ktinstlicher. Stoilhang,
im Baui

Artificial slope,
under construction

kt3nstlicher SteilW ng,


fertig

Artificial. slope,
coamp:le ted

.. 152

'1

Bausperre, geplant

Tree obstacle, planned

Baunsperre, itn Bau

Tfree obstacle, under


construction

Baurnsperre, fertig

Tree obstacle,

1xis tauung,

Ansunapfung, Flooding of an area,


planned (black outline,
red shading

geplant

Anstauung,

Ansumpfung,

(tberschiwe nmt

Flooding of an area,
completed (black outline,
blueo

shading)

Tmpas sable marshland


(black outline, blue
shading)

ungangbarer

nattirlicher Sumpf
/ y

c omple ted

St rassensperren,
geplant

Road blocks, planned

Strassensperren,
Bau
.im_

Road blocks, under


constructionl

Strassensperren,
fert ig

Road blocks, completed

panzersichere s
Geli nde (Vvie
Steilhang )

Terrain impassable for


tanks (such as steep
slope)

153-

spanische IReiter

"Knife-rests"

Rollbocksperre

Lo -4-urdle obstacle

Ig~el sperre

HedLgehog obstacle

Hickcrsperre in
Stahibe ton

Hulrfles in
roinforced concrete

Hsckerspcrre aus
Fclsbl3cken

Rock hurdIles

Igel

Hedgehogs

Stangenhincderniss~e

Stake obstacles

1Ir

Sta1tzpunkte

Defensive

k15

K1!stenf ronthindernis

Beach obstacles

tKi

-rs

I;,

J_ ,2.

It

ii

-154-

posts

Dimensions and dates of completion of obstacles may be


found indicated by numerals placed above arid/or below the
symbols.

Example:

)( leiA

1oo

Fl1ichendrahtsperre,
IBreite uand Tiefe
lOOxlO dm, Fertigdatum.
1.12.44

Multiple wire
obstacle, dimensions
lO0xlO meters, date
of completion
1 December 1944.

The following color-scheme is employed on some colored


maps and

sketches:

planned

obstacles

green

comipleted obstacles

Exaamples:

blue

rKand S-Rollen,

geplant (T.

Concertina Wire
obstacle, planned

ren)

K- und S-Rollen,
fertig (in red)

Concertina Wire
obstacle, co ople ted

-155

Antitank

Pan~erabwthrprabon,
deplcnt oiler ime Bau.

ditch,

planned

or under construction

(in green)

777

rabio ,
1Panzerabhvehrg
fertig

Antitank ditch,
completed

S(in red)

3.

D rMOLITONS "'ID BLASTING


(a)

0
0.
~I7

Road demolition (Strassensprengung)

geplant

Planned

in Vorbereitung

In preparation

SprengSi-inerrs fertig
(ohnc sprengladung)

Blas ting chsmbers


installed. (charge not
placed),

Sp ren k-,a.i-e rn

fertig (mit
Spron lad~ung)

Blasting7 charibers
installed (charge
placed)

ztindfcrtig

Fuze attached

:'oad4,

Strasse gespren t

.- X56

-.

emolished

(b)

,r

Bridge demolition (Brt ckensprerigung).

geplant

Planedi

i-n Vorbereitung

In

Sprengkmaern fertig
(ohne SprengiThdung)

Blasting chambers
installed (charge not
placed)

Spre vzkammcrn fertig.


(mit Sprengladung)

Blasting chambers
ins tailed (charge
placed)

ztanC fertig

Fuze attached

;e sl rengt

Demolished

,\

v \'CI'f

(c)

preparation

Rock blasting (Felsabsprcngung)

geplant

planned

in Vorbereitung

In preparation

Sprcnf krzmmc rn

Blasting chambors
installed (charge
not placed)

fertig
(chnc Slprengjaduna
5)
-157.

0()

Sprenkaamiern fertig
(.Zit SprcngLadung)

Blasting chambers
installed (charge
placed)

ztndfer tig

Fuze attached

Fels abgesprengt

Rock,. blasted

(d) Others
Tricht erspreng;un.,
vorboreitet

4.

sR-LI TNG

Trichter,

Crater,
blasted

gesprengt

to

be

Crater, blasted

St rassentunnelsprengung

Road tunnel
demolition

Eisenb ahntunnelsprengung

Railroad tunnel
demolition

Steilhangsprengung

Steep slope
blasting

OBSTACLES.

German

air-landing obstacles

generally consist of closely panted stakes within strips of

ground- where landings by air *are expected.

The outlines

-of-

the syt-b ols conforma to. they

areas.

Numerals found

actual

within

geogjraphical shapes _;f the

the syiabols denote the nuiber

6f stakes planted within the area.

The stokes may be

criss-crossed

indicated

by wire, which fact is

by special

syrnabol.

fertiges Luftlandehindernis
(nur Pft'hle )

Comple ted air-landing


obstacle (stakes only)

fertiges Luft-

Comple ted air-landing

landehindernis
(Pfahle mit Draht
verzaunt)

crosed by wire)

im ]3au

Under construction

geplant

Planned

~-159

Thcample of the p actsical emaploymecnt of these


symlbols on sketches:

/
/

7/ ~ ~
,/ ~fJ
* 'II

.5.

0
~ it

I1l

D IhDERhWATER
'5.I~IH

rf

e ld

sper

re

Holzpffthle seew~Artsgeneigt mlit eine


T-1Vine

W~oodlen stake slanting

Henmib alken seewir ts


geneigt mit
St abinessern

Ramp slanting se vvards


with steel knives

Henbalken nit Mine

Ramp with mine

Tschechenigel auf
Pf%!hIW odler Betonsockel
';esetzt

Hedgehog on stakes or
on concrete base

Belgische Rollb11 cke, in


vie ichem o oden auf
?fhe gesetzt, nit or
ohne Mine

Elerment C (on soft


ground supported by
stakes) with or without
mine

Beton Tetraeder (O.T.)

Concrete tetrahedra with


steel stakes

-nit

zl'- j

(Ka
s t e nvo
OBSTACLES (atnoredpre

se9jwards with one


T-Mine

Stahlstachel

Tetraeder mait :ine

Tetrahedra with mine

Betonheimmbalken (o. T.)


39tahl,-nesscrn

Concrete ramp with


steel knives

Betonhernaubalken mit Mine

Concrete ramp with mine

chw~i,_e nde JBalkennine

Floating raft with


mine;

-- 161

--i

Section II.

River

Crossings and Bridge Build~ing (page 165)

Strike out the three -alternate syrmbols on

1.

CROSSINGS.

the

right-hand side of the symbol column of page 165.

2.

BRIDGES.

Strike out the three n.2tern te sy-mbols on the

right-hand side of the synbol column

of

page. 166;.

add the

fo llowi ng new. it eras

1'\

~,

I
'I

Schnmells te",
geplanit

Improvised bridge,

plannod

Scbfllteg,
im1 Bau.

Imzprovised bridge,
construction

unider

*Schnellste ;,
fertig

Improvised bridge,
completed

Baicke,
zwveib ahni

Bride with 2 traffic lanes

-ExaL_

ple:"

-162-

6o

0-ton briC o wit1 -2


traffic lanes,

e ib ahnigo Iirtcke
auis Kriogsb rt~kcken-

constructed of

ing

zu 60 t Tragkraft

K etc.)

-163

--

bribg~-

equipment J (IB,

Sectioi ha.

Indication of the S'.urface and Condition of Road]

The special colored symbol-code listed below is employed


to indicate the surf'aces and conditions
_________________-

ic9i:::::

c~z.::

Stretch :of~road,

of

stretches of a road,

unimproved (ohne Befesti~ung)

(white).

Stretch of road, macadamized (mit GestI cke u.

Schotter)

(solid red)

Stretch of road, crushed stone (mit Schotter)


(solid

xz~

yellow)

Stretch of road with chuckholes (flit' Schla l15che~

(potholes ) (black crosses)I


Stretch of road, wet and marshy (nass u. sumpfi )
(blue dia~anal

lines)

-t64

Section

IIb.

Secton
Water~h.Supply Installations
Quelle, geplant
(Zuf
se ger_1s s
Hi~rnesrichtun )

Spring, planned
(lines indicate direction
of feeder streams)

Quelle,

im ]3au

Spring, under construction

Queule,

fer'tig

Spring,

's

.7

Feldb runnen, geplant

ZWell,

Feldb runne n,
1"']Bau

Well, under construction

Feldbrunncn~fertig

&Aunpstation, geplant

Pumping station, planned

PLUilpstationl,

Pumping station, undler


construction

im Bau

Pumps tation, fertig

I'll

completed

ell,

planned

corapl ted

Pumaping station, completed

Water tank (wooden) 30 eujD ie


3
geplant z. 13. 30 F1
rioter capacity, planned
Inhalt
-165 -

i~i

Behl~lter,

mrBau

Water tank,

I~r

Beh~Ilter, fertig

Water tank,

completed

Beh~~lter (massiv),

Water tank

(concrete)

[7
D

planned

geplant

Beh~lterc,

~3

-- --

Water tank, under


cons truction

i-iBali

Behftlter, fertig

Water tank,
completed

Leitung,- geplant
z. B. 2"

Water pi-pe (2-inch)

Le it ung, .iinBau

Water pipe,

under

construction

Water pipe, completed

Filter, planned

Filter, geplant

Filter, i-r

planned

Leituing, fei'tig

I-1

under

construction

Filter, under

Bau

cons truection

"166w

-r

Filter,

fertig

Filter,

Zapfstel e,

geplant

Zapfstelle,

im

completed

Water tap, planned

under

Water tap,

Bau

construction

Zapfstelle,

Water tap,

fertig

IN

completed

31Q

Water

-rundwrasserspiegl2

z.B. in

T1ere

very

is

indication of positions
andoverlays.
but in

some

and a lot

consistency,

little
of

array

in the large

sy-mbols
on their

Not only do

maps,

are at variance.

various

army

,nacessit o~ted

are oether,

the

plans,

charts,

the symbols frequently

Germoan symbols book (OKH May 1943)


there

of confusion

the Germans employ for

instances even the color-codes,

classifications etc.

sq.nbols,

-5 meter c;.pth

Tiefe

Positions

Defensive

III.

Section

3 m

e. g.

leve,

sketches

conflict,

designations,

;hereas the revised

contains one set of

more recent

group and army commands.

sets,

by the

prescribed

This was presumably

by the creation of an increasi-ng number


-167 -

new

types of fortifications,

as German

Therefore,

tef nsive.

strategy

veered

than superseding.

FurtherL ore, it should be remembered that

German symbols book (HDv 272)

listed
As
section

result,

it

are listed

in

consecutive

safe

to assume

individual docurients
unabridged edition.

to present this
or logic.

Instead,

groups.

Repetions

are,

therefore,

unavoidable.

Official

A.

1.

ObiT Symbols

of permanent nature

donstructions

Durmm:.y installations are indicated by the symbol


Installations

while those
in

of field

of

permanent nature are shown in

type and

<een.

-168

is

friri individual captured documents

syrmbols extracted-

of

is

the full,

of system

official

our primary source,

the

is found difficult

with some semblance

the sets

It

symbos appearing in

are incorporated in

below,

the revised

available,

only an abridged edition (Auszug).


sore of the

to the

these other blocks-of syrobols must be

censidered as comoplementary rather

that

sharply

red,

reinforced field-type are shown

A
kill

Stand mit SchartenturrmEmplacement with ermbrasured


.tower (number of strokes
(Zahl der. Striche
= Zahl der Scharten)
Snumber Of slits)
MV..-Schartenstand

Mac hine-gun pillbox

Pak-Schartenst and

Antitank-gun pillbox

Pak-Scharte ns tand

Antitank -gti

far 4,7

cm Pak t

"

pill

am

for

47rmm Czech anti tanK. gun

Stand ftar le .H.T.


(leichte Haubitze
im Turm)

Eplaceaent for a light


field howitzer in a tower

Stand fuxr M 19
(Masohinengranatwerfer)

Elaplacement for

Geschttz unter. Be ton


o. Panzer (mit

C-un under concrete or


armor (with the
appropriate gun-syrmbol )

Mortar

(M

autoLi.t ic

19)

X2.3

/5

IA

Signatur des
Geschfatzes)

.Was se rbombe nle rfe r

Depth-charge discharger

Inf anteriebecb ac htungss tand

Inf antry ob servation. post

Artiller iebeob achtungsstand

Artillery observation post

-169

Peilstand (Messtelle)

Bearing station (survey

station)
Control station
(command post)

Leitstand (Befeh,.r'.;

~i
t}

E'

telle)
Stand fa~r 60

Emplacement

cry

for 60-cm

searchlight

Scheinwerfer
Schein werferstand

Emplacement f Dr
searchlight

Ijnterstand fa~r
6 M;a nn

Underground shelter

for 6 men

0G-ruppe nunterstand

Underground shelter

tTI
.,:D

Dop
san QlgrupLpenunter-

Underground shelter

Unterstand am

Underground shelter

.. j

for one squad

for 2 squads

on the

Vorderhang

tt'!

~~j

face

(section)

(sections)-

of a slope

betonierter Luft-

Concrete antiaircraift

Sanitf3tsurterstand

Medical dugout

'schut

zbau

construction

-170-

751:''i

Unterstand. fflr

Dugout for signal


c ommaunic ations

Maschinenzentrale

Power station

Nachric htcnzwecke

N'!

1ii~i~~

~iiJ~
Wass erversorgungsG ""'stand

Li

I.

[IIF
2

TIt

stores

Lichtniesstand., fa!r

Artillery flashranging position

Unterstellraum
far 60 craScheinwerfer unid Lic itrmaschaine.

U~nderground shea for


60-cm se arch-light
and; dynamo

Pakuntersteli raum

Undecrground shed for.


rn-titank dun

Untersteliraum
fa1r Panzerkamlpfwagce n it 1 U-Raum

Underground shed for


tanks, .with one
chamber

Untersteliraum fa~r

Underground

Artillerie

Underground water

Panzerkamlpfwaf.en mit

shed for
tanks, wvith 2 chambers

2 U-Radum=.en
G-eschiatzunterstellraua Underground shed for.
mlit Zeichon des cinges. tuns (with appropriate
0eschttzes
jun-syimbol)

--171--

R~egimental

Hohlgangsanlagen

Con.lunic atin g

minierter Unterstand.

Underground shelter, rained

5 cmy Kw. K. Ge sch-

SO-am tank-gun position with

for

post

tunne is

demolition

dugout

atzstellung nrit
U~nterstand
2.

com and

:Regin entsgefechtsstand

Field-type concrete constructions


Ringstand

fa~r

Circular emplacement for

M.G.

machine gun
Rings tand fh~r
Granatwerfer

Circular emaplacement for

Kampfxvagenturm mit
iiG-. oder Pak,
ortsfest eingebaut

Dug-in tank turret with


machine gun or antitank gun

Gescht3tzbettung

Fixed

mortar

sun- eiiplacemcnt

(with

appropriate gun-symbol)

(ortsfest) mit der


Signatur des cingeb.
Gescht.tzes

-172

2.

Signal

communicat ions
Fernspreche rdkabel

Undlerground

Erdkabel (bombensicher vcrlegt)

Undertground cable (buried


below bomab-crater depth)

Th:dkabel (zweitspr'echf ihig)

Long-distance underg;round
cable.

ober irdi sche


Fe rns ?rcchlinie

Overhead telephone line

Schalt stellQe

Switching station (cable

head)

(Kabelbrunnen)

B.
I.
1.

telephone cable

Document X.

Single Installations
Color-scheme
Main line of resistance
(Hauptkampflinie)

blue

Tactical boundaries and


combat posts

black

Field-typo constructions

black

73_-

Field-type,

in reinforced

violet

conrcorete (Stahlbeton)

Reinforced field-type
(verstftrkt felcdhl.ssig)

orange

Fortress-type
2.

State of construction

I~IEJ

=comlple ted:

LI

-under

construction;

=planned

Exam-ples :

Pakstand

mit

IUnterstand, imBau

3.

Antitank-gun
emplaccament w~ith
duL -ot, under
cons truction

fertirger ar.W. Stand mit


Unterschlupf

Corpleted mortar
emaplacement with
dui-out

geplarite Geschtktzstellung

Planned gun-p osi tion

fertiger Unterschlupf

Comple ted dug-out

Symbols for positions


(a)

Field-type (improvised)

Unterschlupf oder

Dug-ou~t or foxhole

Panzordeckungsloch

0ll

.juu~

Machine-jun emplacecTUnterschlupf

'mont with

dug-but

M. G-Schartenstand ohne
Unterstand

Machine-gun pilibox

Pak-Schartenstand ohne
Unterstand

.Lntitank-gun

-without undcrground
shelter
pillbox without
underground shelter

M.G.--Schartens tand mit


Unterzt

,Machine-gun pillbox with an rrud.


shelter

MG. -Stand

Machine-gun em_:placo.
mont with underground
shel ter

Gr.W-V-Stand in lVerbindung
mt Unterschlupf

Mortar emplacement
connected with*

mlit
Unterstand

dugout

G-r.I'.-Stand in Verbindung
mit Unterstand

uIM

1.ortar emplacement
connected tiFith
underground shelter
Antitank-gun position

Pak-Stellung slit
Unt ers tand

with

underg;round

shelter

Infantry howitzer
(gun) position with

I. G.-Stellung mait
Unterstand

underground shelter
-

175

iT
0=

1"
0

Liii

le. Flakstellung nit


Unterstand

Light antiaircraft-C)un

,Pak Stellung ohne


Unterstand

b-ititnnk-gun position
without underground
shelter

I.G. -Stellung ohne


Unterstand

Infantry howitzer (gun)


position without
underground shelter

le. Flakstellung ohne


Unterstand

Light antiaircraft-gun
position without
underground shelter

position with
un~derground shelter

Unterstand (Wohnburiker) Underground shelter


(billets)
Unterstand nit Kp.
Gefechtsstand

Underground shelter
with

company comabat

post
Unterstarnd n~it iBtl.
Gef. Stand

Underground shelter with


battalion combat post

Sanititsunterstand

Medical dug-out

7gijfi"

Unterstand fi!r N3chr ichte nzwecke

Dug-out for signal


co mmunications

_f.

11unitiensunterstand
o. Unterstand f.
G-cschtltzbed ienungen

ATmunition dug-out or
underground shelter. for
cgun c rews

LU'A

-176

ftar

Firing position for


guns

Feuerstellung fflr
Haub itzen

Firing position for

Feuerstellung fir
schwere Ktistenakanone uswj.

Firing position for

Feuers te1iun
G-escht~tz

/ LrJ4

howitzers

heavy coastal guns


etc.

ausgebaute J.rtillerie-- Constructed artillery


bcobachtung mit
observation post with
Unte rs tand
underground shelter
ausgebaute B-Stelle
der Inf.Waffen
mit TUnterstancl

Constructed observation
post for infantry
weapons with underground

ausg ebaute Artilleriebeobaohtung ohne


Unte rs tnd

NO

Constructed artillery
observation post
without underground
shelter

ausg;ebaute

B-Stelle 1d. Constructed observation


Inf.7iVaffen ohne
post for infantry
weapons without underUnterstand
ground shelter

The direction

Qf

fire of mortars is shown by the

imaginary line drawn from the center

Thus:

shelter

~ii ~

of

0"1

the angle.

The tactical symbols for other weapons are


pointed in the direction of fire.

(b)

h(i

always

Thus :

Field-type in reinforced concrete


(Tobr-u k-type; 1 maeter concrete
or 50 cm. reinforced concrete)

RingstLand ft.r M. G.

Circular. emplacement
for machine gun

Ringstand farleGrW

Circular emplacement
for light mortar

Ringrstand fafr s.. Gr. V.

Circular emplacement
for heavy rmortar

Ringstand far ]3eobachter:


Artillerie

Circular emplacement
for artillery
observation post

Rinigstand far Beobachter:


Infanterie

Circular emplacement
for. infantry
observation post

Ringstand far Licht-

Circ ular emplacement


for photophone
equipment

spLrechgera.t

Cirecular emplacem~en t
for tank turret

Ringatand fflr PzKwTurn

-178

Feldmassi ;e Geschatzbettungen mit angehangten


Munitions- u. Mannschaf tsunterschlupf en in
Stahlbcton fLar:

Field-type bun-

Ortsfeste Kanone (Sockel,)

Guns in fixed position


(pivot mounting)

In Stellung ge'fahrene
Kanone

Guns in position

Kastenkanonie

Coastal guns

(c)

emplacements

:with

ad joining dugoultsbr
amm.unition and crew,
in reinforced concrete
for:

Reinforced field-type in reinforced


concrete (from 50 cit.
reinforced concrete)

to

1.5 iaeter

1o,

Gruppenunt erstand

Underground shelter
for one squ~ad
(section)

Halbgruppenunte rs tand

Underg;round shelter
for 'one-half squad
(section)

Munit ionisunte rs tand

Ammtunit ion

Unters tellraum ohne


U~nterkunft far le,

Underground shed
without billets
field
for lgt
howitzer 18

F.1H.1l8

dugout

Uniterstellraum ohne
tJnterkunft fftr
S.I.G.

Underground shed without


billets for heavy
infantry howitzer (gun)

Unterstel:Lraum

Underground shed without

olme

billets for light


infantry howitzer (gun)

Unterkunft f fir
le. T.G.
Un ters teliraum ohne
Unterkutf t f tr.Pak

38 (5 cry)

L1,
Lf6

shed without

Unte rstellraum ohne


Unterkuhft
ilr Flak 2 cm

'Undergrond3

TUntej'stellr'aum mit
Iinterkunft

Underground shed with


billets for light field
howitzer 18

Unaterstellraum

Unde rgr ound. shed with


billets for heavy infants
howitzer (gun)

mit

Unhterku et ftar
Unte rs teliraum. nit

ij
.tj ..

Underground shed without


billets for 50-nra antitank
gun 38

Unterkuxift
fur pakI 38(5cm

Untersteliraum mit

billets for 20-m


antiaircraft gun

Underg~round shed with


billets for light
infantry howitzer (gun)
Underground shed with
billets for 50-in.:
antitank gun .38
Underground shed with
billets for 20-n
antiaircraft gun

Unterkunf't
futr Flak 2 cm

-180

~Art ille rie-Beob ach-

A'rtillery

lbservation

post with plotting room.

tungsstand mait
Planraum

AT
Infantry observation
post with plotting room

JInfanterie-Beobach-

tungsstand mit
Planraum
Fdhrungsstand (Kp. )

Company combat post

Fahruigsstarid (BtL.)

Battalion combat

Sanit ttsunterstand.

Medical dugout

Unterstand mit
angehilngtem Posten-

Underground shelter
with adjoining sentry
post (circular emplacement)

1--

stand

(IRingstand)

1\inierter

Unterstand

post

Underground shelter,
mined for demolition
comLmunicating tunnels

Hohlganganlagen
11

(d) Fortress-type (reinforced concrete of


over 1.5 meters)
0. T. -Unterst1nde nit
1,0 m. Stahlbeton

O. T. (Organisation Todt)

built underground

Ueter

shelters with 1
reinforced concrete
-

181-

O.T.-Unterstlnde
Pantherturm

II.
W:hen a

large

number of

individual

a small area,

chart them on their

actual

In

these

installations are

it becomes impractical

geographical locations

without endangering t~e clarity


or overlay.

0.T. -bult
underground shelters
wit]
tank turret

Concentration of Installations

concentrated within
to

mit

and legibility of the map

instances

the following procedure

is resorted to:

I1.

A number of installations (e.g.

strongpoint)

will

those comprising a

be indicated' on the map by a- solid

black arc placed according to scale on the exact


.geographical location

This arc points in


machine

guns

of the strong;point etc.


the direction of fire

and other

weapons.

S182

of

the

2.

The symbols

representing

the

comprising the strongpoint

next to this arc.

individual installations

will

etc.

then be boxed

Examaple:

4r

The above

illustration

reads

as follows:

(a)

Strongpo int of (8 mm) 200 meter extension

(b)

Main direction of fire


(arrow with

numeral 2

of

2 light machine-guns

above

it,

and of one

antitank gun (arrow crossed by small- stroke)

183

(c)

Completed installations:
2 machine-gun
field-type;

piliboxes

with

underground

2 mortar pillboxes with underground


I

type.
antitank-gun

pilbox
reinforced
field-type
3 underground billets,
1 circular
emplacement
(d)

Installations

with

shelter,

shelter,

underground

field-

shelter,

field-type
for

machine

gun,

fortress-tyt

under construction:

3 machine-gun pillboxes
field-type

without

1 ammunition dugout,

field-type

underground

i.n

shelter

reinforced

concrete
1

(e)

underground

field-type

reinforced

shelter,

Planned installations
1

circular

emplacement for

mortar

600 meter multiple wire entanglements

3.

This procedure

The Gerr..ans prefer

is resorted to in exceptional cases only.


to chart

the

mr~ulti tude

installations individually, according


regard

to clarity or

C.
1.

of

to scale,

defensive
without

legibility.

Document Y

Rock fortifications

(Felshohlbauten)

Gruppenunterstand

-184_-

Underground shelter fot


a squad (section)

":._
_

Doppelgruppenunter-

Underground shelter
2 squads (sections)

Munitionsunterstand

Axmunition dugout

Sanita1tsunterstand

Medical dugout

Luftschutzraum~

Air-defense area

Unterstanl far
Nachrichtenzweckc

Dugout for signal

l aschinenzentrale

Power station

Elstand

:-

far

______Unterstelirauma

60 cm Scheinwerfer und L~ichtmtaschine

for.

corjmunic at ions

Underground shed
60-cm

for_

searchlight

and

dynamo
Underground shed for

_Pak-Unterstellraum

antitank gun

I is '

~1

:.
2 :I

Untersteliraun far
Pz. Kw. mit 1 U-Raum

Underground shed for

Unterstelirauma far

.Underground shed for tank,


with 2 ,.hambers

Pz.KEW.

mit

2 U-R Lumen

X185

tank, with. one cha ber

Geschtzunterstellrawni
mit Zeichen: dfese inges.
Geschaltzes

Underground shed for


gun, with
appropriate gunn
syabo l

GefecL-tatand ftlr
R~egiment

Regimental commnand

Gefechtsstand ftlr
Bataillon

Battalion commnand
post

Kanmpfstand ft r le.M7. G,

pillbox for

pos

light

machine-gun (1M'G)

.
1(). Nt

2.*

Karapfstaned ftir s. M.G.

Pillbox for heavy


machine -gun (I: 1G)

Konpfstauf

pillbox for infantry


howitzer (gun)

ftr I.G.

for

Kampfstand ftr Pak mit


Zeichen der
eirigesetzten iPak

Pillbox

Kampfstand fltr
Geschtitz rit Zeichen des einges..
Ge schtlitzen

Pillbox for gun,


with appropriate
rg-un-symbol

weapon-sym..bol

Other Fortified Positions

Stand f ter

Flakgruppe--

kornmando

HQ
-186-

antitank

gun, with appropriate

position

Stand

f1ar

kommando

Flakuntergruppe- "Flak-Untergruppe
HQ position

Stand fftr Horchgerft.

Pbsition for .sound


detector

Stand ft3r Masohinen-zen-

Power station

trale
Unterstelraum fu~r
Scheinwerfer
!5o

L2

200

Underground shed for


150 and 200-cm
searchlight

150'u-

cmy

Stand far Punks telle

Stand

:K
'N

fa~r

Radio station
position

Signals telle

Signaling position

Stand fa.!r W1rmepeilger!at

Pa sitiorfor thermal
direction-find,ing,
equipment

Stand Thx' Wasserbombe nwe rfer

Position for depthcharge discharger.

Torpedobatterie unter

Torpedo battery under


concrete or armor

Beton.

odr

Panzer

-187

IA

elektr.

D.

1.

voltage wire obstacle


elekr. indenisHigh

Hindernis

Document Z (Italian

Field-type (color:

Theater)

black)
Arrilored machine tun nest,
completed

~1I
MG~.-Pz. -Nest,

----

M.G. -?z.-Nest,

in

Bau

geplant

Armored rmachine-gur :nest


under construction
Armo red

machine-gun

nest,

planned
ital.Pz.Kw.P. 40,
ortsfest,

fertig

ital.Pz.Kw. P 40,
ortsfest, un 1au..
T
--

-~

ital.Pz.Kw. _P 40,

ortsfest, geplant
2.

Italian tank P40, i:


fixed position, completedi

Italian

tank

:' 40, in

fixed position, under

cloi s
a
an rt aninIt
k P 40

in

fixed position, planned

l'ield-type in reinf'orced concrete (color:

-188-

violet)

-'-

Rings tana Thx' Pz.Kw.


Tutra I, fertig

Circular eiplacement for


M 1 tank-turret, completed

Ringstaitd ftkr Pz.Kwi.


Tura. I, in Bau
~

Circular :emplacement for


M 1 tank-turret, under
cons truc tion,

Circular emplacement for


M 1 tank-turret, planned

Ringstand f'ir PzI..


Tura. I, geplant
E. Document ZZ

,s already stated, the types of German. defensive


Lnstallations

are grouped according to cons rutionThe symbols

representing the various types are indicated in


irndividua~l colors.

and the

The construction-types,

clor-code are summarized below:


l .' feldi ssig

2.

field-type, iiuprovised

feldrassi , in Stahlbeton

black

=violet

field-type in reinforced
concrete (Tobruk-type;
1 in concrete or 40 cm
reinforced

3.

concrete)

orange
vorstdrkt feldnassig = reinforced
field-type in reinf~orced
in Stalilbeton
concrete (0.40 - 1.5 in
reinforced concrete)
-18 9-

4.

festungsmnssig = fortress-type

red

(over 1.5 m reinforced concrete)


The defensive
lines,

along standard

positions are constructed

and each individual installation bears

construction

58 is

code-number

(Bauform).

For instance,

number

the code-number for a circular emplacement for a

machine-gun,

field-type,

while 52 represents
(section),

in

reinforced

field-type

Therefore,

underground

shelter

in

for

reinforced

one squad

latter
indicates

for

that

52

squad

concrete

1 would

(section),

read:

reinforced

are employed in

as in

on defensive
in

headed "rote"
all

reinforced

general

field-

to

betwieen

construction.
separate

(red)

columns

1go

the tactical

and colors.

and dittoed

of the symbols represent


-

reports

correspondence

the corresponding code numerals,

column,

(violet)

"Docunent ZZ" carries


symbols,

in

and color-codes

echelons,. as well

echelons bearing

shelter

"orange Nurnmer

concrete

These numeral
hiher

conrete

an underground

(orange).

type,

reinforced

The

down the line,


installations

of the

)rtress-type,
h~e "Ge

wtresstype.
Lack of-

space

pre 1

des

the.. i niclus9ion of

man"' column".
Symbol

isZIF

Color

No.

red

English
Pilibox

'i

10

Underground shelter with


field of fire

It

10 a

Underground shelter with


field of fire

11

Underground shelter wTith


field of fire

19

Airtillery observation post

20

ERabrasured pillbox for


antitank gun

23

>1111.

26

Pillbox (ebrasured
pillbox)Pillbox

-191-

(2 embrasures)

Sai ol

Color

No.

En:.;lish

red

31

Re iniental or battalion co,-xland


post

-I.....

E2

32

Medical duigout.

96

Cupola with 6 em'brasures

101

Underg~round shelter for 1 squad


(section)

102

Undergrou~nd shelter for


2 squadis (sections)

103

L)illbox (1 emibrasure)

104

Pillbox (1 embrasure)

105

?)illbox (1 enmbrasure)

106

i'illbox (1 enmZrasure)

-M192

Symbol

Color.

NoQ

English

red

107

Pilibox (2 embrasures)

108

Pilibox (2

embrasures)

Ei
tI

rf

Tower,

3 emabrasures

113

Tower,

115

Tower,

6 embrasures

117

Rlegimental or battalion

embrasures

command post.

'4

118

Medical dugout

120

Artillery observation

121

Artillery observation post

post

Sym~bol

Color.

Nos

English

red

128

Underground shelter

41

130

Underground shed for antitank


gun

131

Tower, 6 embrasures

99 502

Underground shelter

it

'9

509

Improvised artillery observation


pos t

-194--

F.-

Misce2llaneous Documnents
Panther (Mi5) tankturret emplaced without -reinforced concrete casing

Panther-Tuno-Kampfstand, dine Stahibeton


Kasemnatte (verst. feld.-

(reinforced

field-

type).
Panther (M5) tank-'
turret esplace.
with 1 meter re
inforced conc rete

Panthe r-Turn-Kamnpf stand.,

~i1

mit 1 m Stahlbeton
Kaseinatte (festungs)
-red)
a ig)

casing

(fortress-

type)
Pak--Schartenstan) ;obni: Stahlbrasured. antitank
emplacement without
beton (verst. felareinforced concrete
mlssig) Co.mian e)
(reinforced field.type)

Embrasured antitank
emplacement with
1 meter reinforced
concrete (fortresstype )

1 ii Stahlbeton (festungsroZ's s ig) (r2.Q)

0. T. -Stahlbetonunterstald
-Rings tand ohne
C..
mit p[1.
Stahbebton Kasematte
(vcrst. feldz.ssig)

.
e reinfoorced concrete
ted
t0. circular
,m
tru
dugout,e st nwith
a
c
la
-cons
a :placemachine-gun
fiT.
moent without re-

ye

(orange)

inforced

concrete

casing (reinforced

-195

0.

T.' Stahlbetcnunter-

stand

mit

I. G.

Ring-

s tand mait 1

Stahibeten Aasemattc
(festungsalssig)

S WCG

O.T.

-constructed

rein],

forced concrete dugouts


with circular Lnacbhxe-g
emplacement - f -1 -meteri
reinforced concrete
casing (fortress-type)

Pz.K.W. Tura I (verst.


feldi ssig) .(orange)

Ml tank-turret (reinforced field-type)

Ringst and f t!tr


Ofenrohr

Circular emplacement
bazooka-type antitank
weapon

Schfttzenstellung
(Panzerdeckungsloch)or any )

Rifle pit (foxhole).

Kampfwagenkanone
~(KwK) 2 cm
bodens t,' ndig

Tank gun, 20-mm,

Kaznpfwagenkanone
3.7 cm, in Panxrtunm
(Fi liz~sisch)

Tank gun, 37-nm-_, in


turret (French)

Kompf wagenkanone,
5 cm, ortafest

Tank gun, 50-a m, i-n


fixed position,

Sc har tensc he inw~erfeor

Searchlight in dugout

s.W.G.4 0

Heavy projector 40

-196-

static

4 LT)

Schlagzbaum

Entrance barrier

Beobachtan'_s stand
(Baumbe obachtung)

Observation post in tree

Beobachtun sstaC~.
(Tux'rabo~b acht ung)

Observation post in tower

St rassentunnel~

Roadt tunnel

Eisenbahntunncl

Railway 'tunnel

10 Mann
iBaracke ft!1.r

Barracks

r.

TT)

f 3r

10 m~en

Lrunsnen

Well, sprin t

Trink' : asser-Lecitung

Water pipes

Tarnjar age

Ca uufla ed parkin; space


(in form of r_ asign;
arrow in ' icates d~irection;.

l7 n

numerals

Shofw distance

from: sign in raebtz'r


-197-

Bre tte rht Ltte, replant


tbcr Q-elInde
1~

lBretterh!Xtte,

ia iBau

Frame hut, on around


planned

level

Frame hut, under


construc tion

Bretterhftte,

fertig

Brettcrhtltte, replant
halbverscnkt
Eretterhatte,

-A-

KNOTE:

ira Bau

Frame hut, cormpleted

Frame hut,

,ort],-,de'-

d:4 planned
Frame hut, under
construction

Bretterht!.tte, f ertig

Frame hut, completed

UnterstKdI e plant

Dugout on slope,
planned

Unters tandl, in1 Bau

Dugout, under
construction

Untorstani , f'ertig

Dugout,

completed

Numerals placed in black below positions or


installations indicate the numbers of such

oir

positions

installations, while runerals placed, in black


-198-

to~ the right indicate the housingj capacity ofc(u

and

undergc r ,uncl shel3ters.

uts

Example:

4 undergr.)und shelters,
each cayable to house

4 Urntcrstn-ndc fi!r .
8 ilansohafteri

8 men

Should the placement of a position symabol affect


the clarity

>r

legibility of the map or overlay,

away

then it raust be chartedl

posit ion.

from its proper

In that case a connecting arrow points

to the exact location

of

such position.

Re: iments-Gefechts tant

X99 -

Example:

Regiment .l coroiland
'post

Section

17I

N.

EV. Boundaries (page 174)


Secton
Tactical

Ablauflixiie einer
Marschbewegung

-200-

Point of diepartuare of a
troop rnovemrent,

Section V.

Map Symbols (page

For a roore complete list


in scales of 1

25, 000, 1

of topographical map-symlbols
100, 000 and 1

abbreviations used with map symbols,

a,comprehensive
M!.
I.PR. S.

175)

--201-

for

as well as for

study in German map reading,

(D-1)SS-244 "QEPMA1\NTIy

300, 000,

MARDINGt

see

, 6 Decemnber 19L4.

Sec

a20UND

tion

VI.

SecionVI.
Air-Ground Communications (page 191)

. NIELS

A
A
A

77

TV"

Te are attacking,
we are advancing

eigcner
Angriff,
wir gehen ver
alles in Ordnung

Everything is in o rdez

dort Feindwvierstani

Enemgy resistance there

im Bereich Sind K impfe


im Gange

Battles taking place


in the area

Luftlandung im
Sichtbereich

A ir-landing

von dart h3chste Gefahr

Extreme
there

dort Viiderstand

Resistance there

dort Widerstand auf


100 ma

Resistance at
100 meters

within

sight

-202-

C.anger

f rom

dort

Widerstand

auf

1000 r,

'P

Resistance at
1000 -meters

von dort hhchste Qefahr


auf 1100 m

Extreme dander at
1.100 macters

lkichtungszeichen

Direct ion pointer


(used only in
conjunction with other
panels).

in

LLieser

RichtunZ

Lug'tl andung

Feindpanzer in dieser
Richtung 1400
m entfernt

x,-203.-

Air-landing in this
direction
Enemy tank in this
direction 1400

meters

distant

SF ction V.II.

Semiofficial Au

The symbol:0'
that the

Simbls (page 201)

enclosing a personnel-symbol indicates

person is mourited.

Examples:

Komp aniceft~hrer

jf

Ioinpani~ef!!irer

Company comuiander (en foot)

Company commander (mouinted)

(beritt ten)

I~elder

r5~
f~L]

7-I
I.".,

Runner.

Mel dere~Lter

Mounted runner

Sc hat z enkomnp anie

Rifle company

Schtatzenkompanie
a. d. Marsch

Rifle company in march c-oluZ

Feldwache

Picket

Scha~tzengruppe
in Stellung

Entrenched rifle squad


(sect~ion)
-204-

(~\ (~

I,
\

Scht!~zenneste

Entrenched riflemen

~
j 7 /~ii )' bereitgestellte

Reserves in assembly area

Reserve

Linie dier %efec-t-- Line of outposts


Svorpos ten

6R

(>2

Ft.hre r ft. Gr. ,. Z ug

Commnandier of the mortar


p jatoon

Schirrraeister

Supply sergeant

RechnungsfUhrer

Account ant sergeant

Futterme is ter

Stable sergeant

Fahrzeugst affeN
flthre r

Leadier of vehicle train

Kfz. Staffelftthrer

L~eater of m~otor vehicle train

of the combat train


Fthrer d. 'Gefecht s-OCaantir
(battle transport)
tros
-205-

Li

Motorcycle runner

Radfahrer beim
Komp anie-Tropp

Cormpany. HQ bicycle
runner

Scharf schfittze

6Ek

th

Kradmielder

Sniper

Wurfb eche rsoh!Ltze

Cup-discharger
riflemaan

San. Unt ero ff izie r

Medical

Handwerker

Artisan, worb-aan

Beifahrer

Driver's mlate

]{rad mit BReifahrer

Mo to rcylo

6i-

sergeant

with

side-car passenger
]3eob. Unteroff izior

Sergeant observer

Beobacht or

Observer

-206-

Qv

LuftspaiherSpte

Spotter

C-assp!Lrer

Gas tester

Verbindungsleute

Liaison persoanel

Waffemeis tetgehilfe

Assistant armorer

Schreiber

Clerk

Gewehrgranatschitze

Rifle-grenade
riflehlian

6
0,

Hiifswilliger

Alien auxiliary;

11, G.-Bedienung

IIachine-gun

BeschlaL schnieJ

Farrier

Fahnenschmied

Blacksmith
-207-

crew

2.

EQUIRAENT

kL~~J1

1o

l-achs.

Bespannfahrzeiig

Horse-drawn vehicle
(single

axle)

Personenkraftwagen

Passenger motor

Volkswagen

Jeep

Las tk raf twag;en

Trtkick, lorry

Lastkraf twagen (3 t)

Truck (3

Fahi'zeug, unbespannt

Hand-cart (drawn
by twvo

-208-

ton)

men)

car

Ij-I

Xe ttenkrad

Half-track motorcycle

Raupensohiep LDCr
Ost (lRso)

Prime mover "'Ost"

Bespannfahrzeug mit
Pak

.Antitank

RSO mit Pak

Mintitank gun towed.by


prime mover "Os t"

R~SO mit s.Pak

Heavy antitank-gun
towed by prime
Mover ttOstt

Las tkraf twagen mit

Anxtitank gun

gun towed

by horse-drawn vehicle

by truck

towed

i]

Infantry howitzer (g un)


towed by horsedrawn vehicle

Bespannf ahrzcug

RSO

nit

Infantry howitzer
towed by primle

I. G.

mover ?IOsttt

Lj i~'PBespannf hrzeug

aoLib

Light infantry

howitzer towed by
horse-drawn vehicle

I 1

RSO
P30 it s.I.G.

Heavy infantry
howitzer towed by
prime mover "OstU

R~~
SO mitsrV,

Heavy mortar towed

Feldk~chs

by prime mover se st"

Field kitchen

ort Yage]

towed

by horse-drawn
vehicle
Large kitchen truck

gr. Feldkoehherd

1i Saaomler-Lade ger FXte

Storage battery
(accumulator) equipmlent towed by horsedrawn

-210-

vehicle,,

Section

VIII. TatclSmosf

tactical

The

rStainLo

symobols listed below

are emoployed on

man situation Maps to indicate both enemay and Gerrian


'oops,

Enemiy troops,

installations and activities.

tivities etc.

are shown in red, while

~rrnans are charted

in

blue.

those of the

The colors of the symabols

'e given here underlined in the "German" column.


Indication of

Divisionen usw. (r~

.Order

of battle of a

3 k,. (i

(8th Infantry,
8th Armored, 8th
Brigade, 8th AirIzi red
Brigade, 8th Cavalry
Division, 8th Guards ,
8th Marine Brigad'e,
8th airborne)

sector

In den gekenazeichneten

7+ T! 359,
4. 1 r f2)

divisions

etc.

Abschnitt stehen an
Feindkrftf ten: 7
Sch1ttz.Div. und
Teile von 3 Sch.Div..9
4 B~rig. (d avon 2

Lfehr als bei .letzter


Zusaaoacanzfthlm.);
1 Panzer Brigade;
3 Kav.Div. (davon

The following enemy


.forces are

1
3

1 fr a;lich )(red)

found

armo-red
cavalry

brigade;
divisions

(1 niot confirmed)
-211--

with-

in the sector
indicated ; 7 infantry
divisions and elements
of 3 other infantry
divisions; 4 brigades
42 newl
identified);

~.

Increase and decrease in forces (enemy only)


112th Division newly

112. Div. in Frontabschnitt neu. (Pfeil

t 112

237.Div.
D237

)32b.J
3,*

identified in front
sector (arrow

zeigt Richtung an,


woher gekommen) ( .)

indicates direction
whence it cane)

au~s der Front

herausgezogen (Pfeil
zeig an, woher ).

237th Division withdravi


from front (arrow

indicates from_ whore)

Kenntlichxnachung einer
Feind- iv. Ther die
e twas iBe sonde res

Indication of an

enemy division about

which somie thing


special is reported

~ttack (counterattack)
In progress

in_ Gange
4-

(red)

..
L--

Panzerangriff mit
20 Pz (,re9.)

A~ttack by 20 tanks

abgewiesen
(red)

Repelled

zum Stehen gebra cht

Halted

(red)
Battles still in
progress

IKirpfe noch ire 0ange


(left sword: red
right

swrd: ble)
-212-

~'

V.

I
-

Einbruch
(arrow: red, arc: blue)

Penetration

Enbruch ab~eriegelt

Penetration sealed

arrow: red, arcs:blue)

Angriff

Attack proceeds slowly

Angriff and Gene nan riff


wechscln ab
(top arrows: blue, top

Alternating attacks

schreitet nur
langsam voran
(arrow: red., arc : blue)

stroke: red;

arrows:
stroke:

and counter-attacks

bottom

d.,
bottom
bue)

Stosstruppunternehien

Sock troop operation

mit Arti. Unterstltzuxi

With artillery

support

(added to attacksymbol)

\13.

mit Pz. Untersttltzung


(red)

With

tank supL)ort

(added to attacksymabol

mit Flieger-Unterstfatzung (red)

-213-

With air support


(added to attacksymbol)

4.

Fire activities

Arti. Feuer (le, us.)


~

(red)

aus Gegend

5.Assormblies

fire

from

direction of

u. s. Inf.1A. f fen
Feuer aus Gedend

Mortar and heavy


infantry weapons fire
frog~ direction of

1rtl. Feuer

Artillery fire directed

u-r.-W.
5 Li

Artillery

auf

and concentrations

Heranft~hren von
Verst'Arkunnen
(red)

Rkeinforcemoents being

Be~reitstellung odor

Position of readiness
or assormbly

brought up

2~ns sEr.ilun~

(red)

Position of readiness
BLereitstellung zerschlagen
smashed.
(circle: red,
diagt nal strokes : blue)
ungokl~Artes Feinbild
(red)

Energy picture
clear

Moverilentis
-214f-

not

(a)

enemy (all in

red)

in. OinQcLI R~ai

Wjithin an area

.r..

Ma rschkoto nne

Miarch c olumn (c olum:n


of rouite)

1CM
--

r ot. Ko lonne

Motorized column

4-T----

Panzerkolonne

Tank column

Schlitten od. wrinterbewie~liche Kolonne

Sled (sledge) or
other c olui::n with

tw

\t_~

vermutete

feindl.

(b)

eiQ Grman) forces (all in

Tnf.Div.
-.

,'.-

in der

Bewegung
mot.

Suspected

enemgy

objective

Absicht

od. Panzerverb.anod

in der Bewegung3

blue)

TnI antry division


on the move
ilotorized or armored
organization on the
move
-.215-

?(87

On the move, location

in Lcweo.un , Anf'ang
unbokannt

of

head

of column

not known

in der Vcrsam mlung

In assombly area
(arrived on foot)

(Landr nrsch)

1U1.

in tdcr Vc rs amm1lung
E-Transpo rt-)
SZahl unter Lokoiiotive
e ingetroffene zt~ige )

^u.

In assembly area
Sarrived by rail)
numerals under
locomotive indicate
number of trains)

Being tra~sported

Abtransport

(by rail)
Versanmlunm;, Eintreffon
usw. ab 15.10 beabsichti>'t
7.

Expected to asseiblo,
arrive etc. beginning 15 October

Reserves

in Reserve,
usw.

in Ruhe

In reserve, in rest
area etc.

(blue)

HeeresgrTuppenre serve
(mot. oder Panzerverband)
(blue)

Asrmy group reserves

O.K.H. Reserve

GHQ reserves

-216-

(motorized or

ar: ;red)

8.

miscellaneous

7-0

Spt.ht rupp, AiuklIrung stfttigkeit (red)

Obstacles

Sperren
*(X
(red)
CO Oo

Ve rrinurig
( red)

Mines

Eisenbahn- oder
13rackensp reng ung
(red.)

Railway

Schanzarbeiten
(red)

Eat renchmients

Fallschirm- oder
luf t elandete

Parachute or. airlanded troops

Trup-)en

Cred.

5Einfltlge

Reconnaissance patrol

5 aiir intrusions

Luf'tanpgriff slit
20

or b ridge

demo lit ion

Attack by 20

aircraft

Maschinen (red)

5 Feindpanzer vernichtet 5 enemy tanks destroyed


(symbol:
blue)

red, cross:
-

-217-

3 I5eind-,m-zor bewe-gungs-

Z@~)

3 oneiny

tanks

disabled

anf'Shi~(syii bol: red,


cross: blue)

1.7+ (4)

Panzeng~riff von 35
Attack by 35 tanks;
Panzern, davon 17
17 destroyed,
vernichtet, 4 beweg~ung s4 dis ablod
*unf .hig gesohzosson
(symbol:

red,

cross:

blue)
23 Koipfstande (Bunker)

vornichtet Oder

~23

genou:ucn
(symibol: fed , cross:
blue)Ausladungen
: red,
letters: blue)

Unloading activities
at A-town

Einladungen

Loading -activities

-~(syi:hcl

DOYA

23 pillboxes
destroyed or
captured

(symibol:

at

red,

B-towni

letters: blue)

durch HorchaufSklttrung festgestellt


(blue)

Ascertained throug
signal intercept

durch Luf taufklJ rung

Ascertained through
aerial reconnaissance

(blue)

9.

Own. (Germoan) intentions

bei Einze ichnunzen


(black)

When drawn
-218-

boi Druck
-

10.

In print

(black)

LanLding craft ( all in red)_

Scbaxe lies Mannsch.


Landun rsbo ot (L. C.2'

Lantlirig craf t
PC rsonnel

Lang uns-Sturaiboo t

Landing; craft
assault

(L. c.A
Thters t gtzungsLan un jsboi.)t (L.aC. 1.)
2AI9td

Eli
j]

O3
3

Landing craft tank

boot (L. C.T.)

Landing craf t
a transport

Lane un{'sbD _ tTran portachiff

30 Transporter

Geleitzu"r
10

craft

support

Motor Landing craft

Lane un 'sboot

K~pfw-aen-Lan1un;s

I jnntT ing

3.0 transports

mit 10

Convoy of 10 ships

Schiff en
-219-

11.Naval

Ships (all in red)


Schwerer ITreuzer

Heavy cruiser

Leichter I-reuzer

Light cruiser

Zers 's~ rier

Destroyer

TropeC~b:ot

TD'C;DCbb

I\fJ.nenscf5Chooo t

1!:ine sw oepr

bJoat

MS

6
6

Iv incur!

~o:it

1o tor riineswveo per

V:orpo stenboot

Patrol craft

U-Post

Subuiarine

Flu, zeutr.ge r

aircraft carrier

Hilfsfluajzou ;-

ConverteL aircraft carrier

VP

CV1 'I

tr .;or
-220-

~C:0O

ele ger_

Schulloot,
I

rUO

J3oote
(b)

'000

M.1ine layer

10 boats

Defenses (all in

1!Mine n

Mines

M~inensperre ((z): ,
= von Land zu
ztInden)

Mine field ((z) = to be


set off from land)

Minenverseuchtes
Gebie t

M!ined area

Ne tzspcrre

HF-- I-- -

blue)

nxtisubunarine net

Balkensperre

B3oors defenses

Bilateral antitorpedo net

Doppelseitige
T1rpedo-Sperre

221

(c)

Miscellaneous

C-cf echt

Engagement

(left sword: rcl,,


right sword: ble)

Atusser C-fecht'
(red)

Out

i:4P~

G-csunken
( red)

Sunk

vor Ajnker (neben


Schiffszeichon)
(red)

At

~j1

of action

anchor (shown with


ship-symbol)

Section IX.

Hap and Lerial-Photo-Overlay Symbols

Indicating Enemy Fortifications,


etc.
The symbols listed below. are shown in double columns:
the. right-hand column,. headed "positive", carries symbols

f~or

fortifications positively identified, while the left-hand


column, headed "doubtful"t , lists those identifications that
are doubtful.

As a general rule, the center of the symbol

denotes the exactgeographical location of the object,..


it represents .
ositive

Doubtful

17.

G-rosse Korpfanlag;e,
(D~eton).

Main defensive
installation
(concrrete)

Korapf anlage
(Be ton o. ii
Felsen)

Defensive ins tallaation (concrete


or rock)

Kampf anlage

Defensive installation (field-type).

Werk

0I

(feldmzissig)

A
EJ

A
Ii:~liIuh1

Klein-Kampfanlage

JBetonunterstand

Supporting defensive
installation

7Concrete

-223]-

dugout,

Doatful

1)oubtl
Positive

II

E.Einrgangswek

Fortified entrance
of an installation

Stollencingang,

T ntrance of a tunnel
or underground installation

amner unterir-tisohen [miag~e

lDoobachtungss tand1 Observation post


oa. Bofoehiso r conro and post
stelle

I'

Hochs t and

0O

Arilag~e unbekann to r Installation of


unknow~n typo or
Airt ocher Baulocation
s tel le

Observation post
in tower, tree etc.

Ra1uni e rit A^nlagen


oidor BDefostigungen unbe-'
kannter Art

A'rea enclosing
installations or
fortifications of
unknown type

SchoinImat terie-

Duimrny battery
position

stellung
I.G.- odor P'akStellung

-224-

Infantry-ho ritzer
(gun) or antitankgun position

1 oubtful

LStV

1hsitive

..

'.I1JL

M.G.- odier
Scht .tzernes t

Machine-gun nest

Schfltzcn-, Lauf-,

Fire trench,

odor Split-

cormnunic ation

tergraben

trench or splinterproof trench

.Ausgebaute

ic

(fwo4

ror- entrenched
rifleL_2en

Feld-

stellung mit
Komupfgraben u.
schwe Inf.
Wof fen (i'ak,
s.M'.G., 0ranatwerfer, Tanketten)
(Frontseite =face)

Construc ted

field'

position with
advanced combat
trenches and heavy
infantry weapons

(anti-tank

gun,

heavy machine-gun

(1v,11G), mortar,

weapons carrier)
Fl hchendrahthindcr- Multiple wire
nis
kent anglcu..ents

X_.. .

- -

Panzeehindernisse

=:f=--

Antitank obstacles

Panzerabwehrgraben .ntitan* ditches

Panzerfalle

Tank traps

Strassen- und
Wegesperre

Street and ro,-ad


block
-225-

V-V-\/

Astverhau u. Flammenwall

Abatis and inflamjaable


barricade

Flammenwerfer

Flame- thrower

vorbereitete
Sprenu~ng

Demolition,
prepared

zerstt3rt, gespr'engt

Demolished,
blas ted

I?

.4

-i.

---

inenfald

Mino

field

Kabeigraben and
Schacht

Trench and

Hochspannungs-

High-tension line.

for cable

shaft

leitung

qz

1117W

Funks tolle

Radio station

Kaserne

Barracks

3~

1:ianit ionslager

.Amunition dump

Symbol conforros to size and shape of ob jec t


-226-

Dubtfu "

Positive

~1

Fuel dump

Trefstoffilager

(PaL

Camp or tent
bivouac

Baracken- oder
Zel tiager

~LtJ

Stauraia~e,

,~

depot)

St auwehrr

Dam. works or
sluice

forest

Abholzung

Cleared.

Flugpiat z

A.irf ield

Sc heinwe rfe r

Searchlight.

Fessolballon

Captive balloon

Grubon oder Boxen


zurn Abstollen
von Fahrzcugen

Sunken or
sheltered parking
spaces

-V

Synbol coniforims to size


-aA

shape

of object

-227-

NOTE:

The following additional symbols

representing positiorE etc.


as

"not

manned"

and "manned".

The

therefore,

divided

accordin.gly. "Doubtful" is

shown by the

symbol column is,

addition of a

Not

are grouped

question mark.

Manned

ianed

Panzrbatte

ne

Arm~r-protected

battery

w~ -

5-

::i:

Batteriostellung

Battery position

schwrere Batteries tellung

Heavy battery
position

Batteriestellung

Battery

durch B-Anschnit t
odor Fliecgerbeobachtung best!A-

position

located by survey
or aerial reconnaissance

tigt
Railway-gun

Eisenbahnge-

posit

ion

schktzs tellung

Fla-M. G. -S tel

lung

Antiaircraft machine
gun position

-228-

Not'
Manned

Jz

Manned
Flaks tellung
(ldichte)

Aintiaircraf t-gun
position (light)

Flaks tellung
(schxvwere)

Antiaircraft-gun
position' (heavy)

Granatwerfer

Mortar

Panzerbereits tellungs raum

Aissezibly area for


tanks

Panzer in Feuerstellurng

Tanks in firing
position

-229-

Hap

Section X.

Symbols Indicating German War-plants-

The symbols listed below serve to indicate on


overlays the locations of Germaan .armamrent

-naps and

and other war-plant

Individual colors are emaployed to identify war-plants' produci


for the three branches of the G-ermoan IArrad Forces.
addition,
1.

2.

In

chemical war-plants have their own distinctive cob:

Color-Code
Army

red

Navy

blue

Air Force

purple

Chemical

orange

Symbols
(a)
I:

Li

A1rmy

Gescht~.tzc

Guns

Shells

Geschosse

V.
IBob en

Bombs

Fuzes

Zt-'nder
-230-

Htalsc

Ht~i~senShell casings

Sprengs toffe

IFbpbosives

Labo r e rung

Research stations

Poison gas

we apons

Inf ante ric-Waffen

Infantry

TIf ante rie-Muni t io n

Infantry anmmunit ion

(-9

Panzerwagen.

Tanks and

,LIL\

Panzerplatten

Armor plates

Spez ial-Fahrzeuge

Special vehicles

G-assctutzgert

Antigas equipmaent

-C)

wDn

armaored

vehicles

-231-

SonstigesOte

(b)

is

"

Other

Navy
buiilding

Schiff sbau

Ship

Sche inwe rfer

Searchlight

Elektrofe in-Mechanik

Electrical prcc
inistrumients

To rpedowaff en

TD rpeiboes

Naval guns

Marine geschatze

Geschosse

Shells

Bonben

Bomibs

parizerplatten

Asr _or plates


-23 2-

1-I

Nautical cquip uunt

Naut. Ger'1t

-imnen

Hine s

Sprengs to)ff

Explo sives

Sons tiges

.Other

(e)

Air Foe

N-

A^ircraft -and aircraftparts plants

Flugzeugwe rke
& -To ilvrerke

Engine and engine-parts

Wl-t orcnwerke
&-Tociwcrke

plants

Bon-_ben & Borbenteile

Bomubs and borib-parts

Le ichtoe tall

A.lurainum

Bo rdtwaffen

.aircraft
-233-

armar'ent

K?)

Stahiwerke

Steel ills

Zubehsr

Acce ssor ies

9Sonstiges

0 ther

(d)
(j)

Chemoical.

Pulverf abrikon

Powaer rmills

Fallansttl ten

Powder f illin

Pulver- und Sprengstofflaser

ce r and expl sive s


powd
ruirps

-23L--

plants

~3

Exaizple Qf practical eiployrncnt. (boxed syinb'ols

iir icate individual f'inns) 4

U
~

~
__

__

!L.ALJ~

__

__

__

gl I

trA^U.

S,.

x3.lus"Qb

LL
(i

1) red

AAA
tjr/ia

2) blue

-235-

3)

purple

4.) orange

Section XI.

Special Symbols. Indicating Acts of Sabotage

The symbols listed below are ermployed to indlicate on iaaps


a ,d

overlays locations where acts of sabotage, mlurders, raids

etc against German military installations and personnel have


been committed.

The dates of~ such incidents are generally

placed next to the respective symbols.

The colors of the

yrabols are shown here underlined in the "Ger'-ian" column.

Ansch2lge auf

h1Au.

C)KI)Unterkt.nf te,

Lnlagen
and Einrichtungen

~~

Ii

Acts of sabotage against


properties and ins talla
tions

t.cliche Angriffe an
Wehrr:iachtan{;e h!rig
(blue)

acts of violence
against Military
personnel

Uberf ~lle auf Kfz. ,


und Transporte der
h in. oder des Xyr.Gefol es oder fthr
deutsche Dienststellen fahrende
Fahrzeuge
(blue)

Raids on military. or
para.-Military r.oto r
vehicles and transportE
or on vehicles in the
services of German
forces.

Bisenbahnsab.>taken,
versuchte
(bluc)

RailJay sabotage,

-236-

at tempted

Railway, sabotage,

Ei senbahas ab tagen,
durchyref !thr te

(b

c ormitted

).Nachrichtenmit
telSabotage

4-

against signal

coziaunic at ions

sabo tagen
(blue
Sabotagen an Energieanlageri (Starkstromanlagcen, Uof omr~er sw.)

Sabotage against power


installations
houses,

(power

transf orlers

etc.)
(Luftangriffe

(BorabenVwt3rfe und Bordwaffen-be schuss)

attacks (by
bombs or guns)

'Aerial

F all sc hirrnabsp i1.nge


(;. genten usw.)
(red)

Parachute-dc scents
(enemy a.gents etc.)

Lrbvwurf von I lischlastbehtIlte rn


(red)

Dropping of eq aipment
etc. by parachute

Feindeinwirkung von
See oder von See aus
(red)

IHostile shire-raid from


the sea

Werksabo tagen

Sabota ,e against warplants

Br~1nde (grosseren Mis-.


masses bztw. wirtsch.
IBeckeutung)
(re4L)
-23 7-

Arson (serious,
industrial)

R~ubereien und
Ai;ttentate "egent!ber
LandsJ-euten
(red)

--2238-.

Robberies and acts


of violence
commr~itted by
guerillas against
their own
nationals

Section XII.

Caao1ouflaged Directional Signs for CommL{-land


Posts

For

reasons of

security,

employed by Germh;.an

the WH.Befh.Nl.

point,

(Commiander

in

the list

known if

it

b elow.

presented

by distinctive

Group

The

branches of

color-codes.

by other

higher

Division

Re jme net

Reire

bteilung)

-239-

and it

commands.

Division

to

The

force since June 1944,

has been adoptd

Bataillon

tapering

placed at

o)f the various

ations

This practice. has been in


nit

command.

and
and

area of

operational boundaries.

their

commlriand posts and install


are identified

Chief Holland)

divisions,

are prepared by the

symbols. are chosen fro

within the

60 centimeters

20 x

signposts

and installations

stationed

d --Visions

convenient. places within

service

directional

of command posts

Those wooden sig nposts,


a

Installations

domoufla.od

indicating the locations


are

and

nt

Battalion

i~s

Koapanie (Batteric)

Coapany, battery
(troop)

.Infantry

black on white

.Artillery

red on white

Signal

yellow on black

Engineers

white on black

Antitank

blue on

Reconnaissance

g reen on white

Navy-personnel units

white

Color-code

Group

Ve rial tun

Color-c )>C~e:

white

on

blue

II

;skoap a.nie

Aiinis tration
comop any

B3!3cke rei-Kompanie

Bakery coipany

SchlaichtereiKoaapanic

Slaughter coiapany

Rauhfutteraus abes telle

Forage distributing
station

grcen on white

-240-

Group III
Nun. -Ausgabes telle

distributing

stat ion

Go

Cc lor-co ae:

U~Lhlto

Gerftteverteilungsstelle

Equipment issuing
station

Be triebs stoff aus gabestelle

M.otor fuel

distributing

station

red on white
QG

G-r. Kw

Heavy roor transport

Kolonne

column.
Fahrsc hwadro'n

Horse-drawn transport
troop (squadron)

Kraftfahrkompanie

Motor transport cohipany

Nachschubzug

Supply platoon,

8ZMB.M. -Kolorne

Motor-fuel and
amunition column
-241-

El] N

NSKK-Koltonne

]T3SKK column1-

Ziw

He rroann-Ko lonnfC

Hemuann colun

Feldpos tauat

Field-

W,affenmeis tcrzug

Lrmrer p1 atorn

0Color-code:

Feldendiarmerie trupp

blue on white

-242-

post

of fice

Idlitary police
detrich zent

Visual Co

Section XIII.

beot

nZunicatin Si, nols

en

Defensive Posts

order

i.

divisCons

of

.IXXVA rry

the Gr4-,an

Carps dirc
tcs its

for

to employ special colored code--symbols

communication purposes between nei hboring defensive posts


of

a strong point,

resorted

hours.

during day-light

to only in

casez-f

This pract=ice

a breakdo nn in, phone and r

be clearly visible up to -1000 mieters to the naked


The size

up to 2000 meters with binooulars.

:ioa

id

squares are s

The painted wooden or cardboard signalin

eye,
the

if

is

to

and

squares

depends upon the distance between the defensive pasts.


The

squares

black,

messae

are painted

and white, and


is

coioposed

Other com-binations,

in

bright

are numbered

colors .;f

romi I

red.,

to 6

yellow

A code

from the combinations of 2 scuares


in

addition to therse listed

belowr,

masy

be set up jointly by 'two: defensive posts.


It

is possible that other commands

procedure in

case of_ a breakdown in

communic ation

-243-

employ the same

the redur

channels of.

1.

I.

Si;-gling Sqlaro s

"________'_,__4__2

.....

red

_ _black

-244-

yellow

2.~ Numer~cal Cock


larm

1
1 and 1

Enemy preparing to attack

Enemy

3'

Enemy lands tanks

4Enem~y

Enemy broke through on

Enemoy firing smoke

land ing,

broke- throug;h on right

Eheraiy firing; gas

2 and 1

Ivove up hand grenades

left

hove up Lllachine-gun and rifle


anm._unition

stove up rations

ove up water

umunit io n coming up

Rat ions comin , up

Attention:

3 and 1

Casualties, reilf: rcements needed

Hang on, reinforcements coming

_245-

runner coming

15

1~Enemy

We are surround ed
repelled
?7e are razakinl

a sortie

A:
R.Fu:LI

B.

BTACTICAL SYI!/iBOLS FOR HIGHER HBAD.QUA\RTEIRS, COMBAT


TROOPS,

Section I.

SERVICES AND SERVICE IN\STALLA:T IONS

Higher Headqu~arters (page 247)

anti ai roraft

Generaikommando
eines Flakkorps

HQ of an
corps

Stab einer Flakbrigade

HQ of an antiaircraft
brigade

Stab einer LuftJlandeDivision

HQ of an air-landing
division.

Sectjon

:1

Combat Troops

II.

(page

250)

FLYING TROOPS
(c)

Ground Services.

The symbols listed below are

employed by the Germans to indicate the locations


and types of enemy airfields
1

on maps (mostly

: 100,00) of enemy countries.

mit
Fliegerhorst
Startbabnen

Air base with runways

Fliegerhorst ohne

Air base without

runways

Startbahnen

Flughafen (Zivilflugplatz} mit Startbahnen

Airfield

Flughafen (zivilflug-

Airfield (civilian
or
used jointly
with
iir
Force) without runways

platz) ohne

Start-

bahnen
Einsatzhafen

Operational airfield with


runways

ohne

Operational airffield
without
runways

/0
Landeplatz

or used

mit

Startbahnen

Einsatzhafen
Star tbahnen

(civilian

jointly with Air Force)


with runways.

Landing ground

Seoflicgorhorst

Seaplane base

Seef lughafon

Auxiliary seaplane
base

newer Flugplatz

Newly

constructed

landing ground
mouer Seeflugbafen

Scheinf'lugplatz

Dunrmy landing
ground

gesperrter Flugplatz
(G)

Blocked landing
ground.

Nachschublager am
Flugplatz

Supply depot at
airfield

LZ

44

(S)

Newly constructed
auxiliary seaplane
base

SchuJlbetriob

am

Flugplatz

Training school
at airfield

Wcrk- der Flugsrastu~ngsindus trie

Aircraf t workshop
on airfield

Flugplatz is noch nicht


[durch Luftbild beststigt

Not yet confirmed by


aerial reconnaissance
(placed bosaides
symbol)

.;' NTL:,.IRC

I&T.

AINTAICR2FT.
For additional antiaircraft symbols,

Part 1. Section II.

:under

2 NTLIJRORTTT

"8.

ARTILLERY".

Headquarters

(a)

IA'J

Gene ralkommuando
eines, Flakkorps

EQ of an antiaircraft

Stab einier Flakdivision

EQ of an antiaircraf't
division

Stab einer. Flakdivision


(mot)

HQ .of

Stab . inier Flakbrigade

EQ of an antiaircraft
brigade

Stab cames Flakregiments (root)

EQ of a mo to rized
antiaircraft regiment

Stab e Ies Eisenbahnflakregiments

EQ of a railway
ant iairc raft
regiment

TT.
I:,.

1L.

a motorized

antiaircraft.
divis ion

~j~: :.

1~i

Stab

einer

leaichten

Fl ak abteilung

Stab airier schweren


F akab te iltang
SI

-251

HQ of a light
antiaircraft
bat tal.ion
EQ o f a heavy
ant iaircraf t
battalion.

73Z

Stab einer ReserveiFlak ab teilung

i-Q of a. reserve
antiaircraft battalion

Stab einer leichten


Reserve-Filakabteilung~

H{Q of a light reserve


antiaircraft battalion.

Stab einer

abteilung

HQ of an antiaircraft
battalion with towed
weapons

Flak(met

Z)

x141

744

Stab einer leichten


Flakab teilung
(Sf)

HQ of a self-propelled
antiaircraft battalion

Stab) einer schweren


EisenbahnFlakab teilung

HQ of a heavy railway
antiaircraft battalion

Stab einer EisenbahntransportFlakabteilung

HQ of a railway

Stab einer FlakFthre-;bhteilung

HQ of an antiaircraft boat
battalion

Stab e iner Turri-

HQ of an antiaircraft
tower battalion

Flakab teilung

=fa

transport

antiaircraft battalion

Stab eines Scheinwerferregi rents

HQ of a searchlight
regiment

Stab einer Scheinwerferabteilung

HQ of a searchlight
battalion
-2-52--

HQ,of a barrage baaloon

Stab einer ILftsperre-Aib teilung

battalion

C
(b)

Units

p
3:

battery

Flakbatterie'
(8,8 cra)

88-in anitiaircraft
(troop)

Flakbatterie
(8,8 cm)
(versockelt)

88-rinn antiaircraft battery

Flakbatte ne
(8,8) (mot

88-mmi: antiaircraft battery


(troop) with towed

(troop), in fixed position


(pivat moaunt ing.)

z)

weapons
schwere Flakbatterie
(8,8 cm) nait

Heavy antairoraft battery


(troop) (88 n~m) with

radar. equipment

F.M.G.
12,8 cma Eisenbahn-

/28

Flakbat-terie ralit
F.M.G. .(in Stellung)

128-i railway antiareraft


battery with radar
equiprment (in position)

antaircraft

Zillings-Flakbattenie (ortafest)

Twin-barroled

Eisenb ahn-Flakbatterie

Railway antiarcraft
battery (troop)

battery (troop) in fixeJ


position

24v
0lg
4

471Heiat-lak-

Holace-defense

t battenie (tschech-

'8-s6

antiaircraft

battery (troop) (Czech)

isch)

-253-

-~

~fVI5~Heimat-Flakbatterie
(englisch)

96

Hone-Defense
antiaircraft battery

3OI/TLM)

6/I~ "~

24

Aaria-Flakbatterie
(ifarine) (franz!3sisch)

yfjAlarm-Fl akbat terie


Luf twaf fe )

Srussisch)
TI'~~

urra-Flakbatte ne

(zwilling )

15
26

Navy erne rgency


antiaircraf t battery
( troop) (French)'
Air Force emergency
antiaircraf t
battery ('troop)
(Russ ian)
Antiairc raft-tower
battery (troop)
( twin-bar reled)

antiaircraft

Flakbatterie (2 crm)

20-cmn

Flakbatterie (2 cm)
(versocke it)

20-nom antiaircraft
battery (troop)

battery (troop)

in

fixed

position

(pivot mounting)
Flakbatterie(2 cm), (rotZ)

20--,tm antiaircraft
battery (troop)
with towed weapons

Ei senbahia-Flakbatterie zu 16

Railway antiaircraft
battery (troop)
with 16 four-barreled

7'
2 J0

Vierlinge 2

12

cma

20-ni

7
Fla'kbatterie (3, 7 cm)

guns

37nri antiaircraft

battery (troop)

He imat-Flakbatterie
~.(tschechisch)

l~ir

XC(Luftw'affe)

warnLi-Flakbatterie
(russisch )

l lrr.-Flakbatterie
(f ranz'Ssisch)

C) 2 cm Flakbatterie
Sf) mit
Vi ..erlin ;-Zug

Force

eue rency

antiaircraft battery
(troop) (English)

31.(Marine)
Hoer)

Ho e-defense
antiaircraft battery
(troop) (Czech)

Navy emergency
antiaircraft
battery (troop)
(Ruissian)
Aniiy emergency
battery (troop)
(French)
Self -propelled
20-mm antiaircraft
battery (troop)
wVith pla to on of

four-barreled
iren-Flakbatterie

6 Gesch. 2 cu,
~~

Gesch. 2 cm
Vi erling

~enbahntransport-

20C~

guns

Antiaircraft-bj at
battery (troop) with
six 2 c*-nim, and nine
20-rm four-barreled
guns

F1akbatterie
?cm)

20-mm railway transport antiaircraft


battery (troop)

ikscheirx-verferzug

6 0-cm

60

cm)

3
Flnkscheinxverf or-

battenie (150 cm_)

antiaircraft

searchlight
platoon

150-cm antiaircraft
searchlight battery
(troop)

ifr.

Zug '(200 cmo) mit


Netzanschluss

2oo

)Luftsperrbatterie

0)

Balloon barrage battery


(troop) (77 cubic meters

(lown)

77(
2

200--cui antiaircraft
searchlight platoon
(circuit connection)

u f7t s pbe rl r b(
*

*(200

a t it e rf)X/L
ie
ebra) (loch)

Balloon barrage battery


(troop) (200 cubic

meters )(high)

24
01Sperrfeuer-FlakIbatterie (7,62 cm1)
1) (russisch)
62Heimat-Sperrfeuer-

Flakbatterie (9.4
era) (en~lisch)
(1Z Sperrfeuer-Flak-

(8,5/8,8
jbatterie
cm) (Luftwaffe)

1\

leichte Flaktranspoi'tbatterie
lktas
sher

Antiaircraft barrage
battery

(tro-op): (76.2 min

(Ru~ssian)
Homie defense antiaircraft
barrage battery (troop)
(9i. mu) (English)
Air Force antiaircraf t
barrage battery (troop)

(85/88 rim)

Antiaircraft

Antiaircraft

400)
..

heavy

transport battery (troop;

portbatterie

2o~

light trans-

port battery (troop)

Flakkolonne (20 t)

Antiaircraft transport
column (20 tons)

*Flakkolonne (40 t)

.Antiaircraft

-256-

transport
column (40 tons)

trs/l6/

1o65LH) /

Anitiaircraf't machine-

LuftabwvehrI&G..-Posten (Heer),

gun sentry (Am y)

3.

AR FORCE SIGNP. TROOPS.

see under Part 1., B.,

For additional signal symbols,

Section II.

Combat Troops,

19. SIG-

_NAI1 TIOOPS.
Special Symbols f'or Laout of' Line Communications
1.

Color-code.

The. following~ color-code is, applied-when

sketches are executed in colors:


Proposed or newi Air Force installations

red

Existing Air Force routes

blue

Other existing net, rk

brown

Existing high-tension networks

green

Abandoned installations are crossed out in red.

'

Bare-wire routes on
single poles

Freilcitungslinie
nit einf acheinZ
Bodcnst f1nge
-257-

Preileitungslinie
rit doppelten
BoO-ens thngen

Bare-wire :routes on
double poles

einzclne oberirdisahe

Single overhead line

Leitung (Einfach-

loitung)
(f\JJ\

,'

Erakabel

Buried cable

1kt~hrenkabcl

Conduit cable

{W* Luftkabel

(N~n ~Fernlc
r

R25

fir-line cable

it ungskabcl,
pupinisiort

Trunk

cable,

lo adled

Fernkabel

Trunk cable

an Untervegs tellen

Intermediate point on a
cable route where spare

einer ;abellinie
ab geschlossene Enden
von Vorratsadern
(Kabelstumpf). Wellenlinie gibt Her-~

kitiftrichtung

an

lines arc

brought o~t

or future use. at that


Waveline
point.
against the arrow
shows which direction
they run
-258-

50p irT 2Fu

-- // --

LA~tstelle im Kabel

Cable junction point

50 paariges Kabel
dlavoan belegt: 25 fa~r
Fe rnsprech-, 1 fa~r
Fernschreib- und 2
ek
f~ Funk

50-pa ir cable "of which

Feldf ernkab el

Field trunk cable


(quad)

schweres Feldfernkabel (Doppe11eiting):

Heavy field long-distance cable (twin)

e*-~+H 1* Vie rer

25 in

use

for

tele-

phone. traff ic, 1 for


tletype anid: 2 for
radio purposes

"Phan told"

I~h Schaltstelle

Switching point

Kabelauffthlrungspunkt (K .)

Verstftrkeramt
LIUJ

Changeover point from


buried to overhead
route
Repeater station

Ve rst~rker

Repeater

-259-

DII

Cable distribution framre

Linienvervveiger

Line distribution framue

Kabel schacht

Cable iaanhle (w-ithout


switching facilities)

(ohne Schait-nm3glichkeit)

1
El

KabeJ-ve rzzwei ger


(Ky)

Kabelschacht

(K$.ch) (rut
Schaltim!glichkeit)

,bzwveigkasten (K

Distribution box

Endverzweiger (EV)
(Schaltnetz),
Verteiler,
Trenrido sen

Termainal distribution framc


(switching system)

Endverzweiger- (Ev)

Terminal distribution framc

(starres Netz)

(fixed connections)
Connection point on tarmac

Rollf'elddring-kabelanschaltstelle (RA.)

QtI
S :> 6

Cable man~-hole (with


switching facilities)

Fe rnsprechve rraZi ttl ung (rit Sys tem:l\/


~angbe. oa r. LV,
LVV -usw. )
-260-

Telephone exchange (giving


system.i, or "Luftverroittlunl
'?Luftvertoilo'rvet~mi t tlung"

etc.,)

x5

PRACKUTrE
P.

V.>i*

11t.

Te ilnebme rsprechs telle


(Zahl gib t Anzahilder.

Sprechstellen im
Geb~.ude )

Subsribers T tele-phones
(numeral indic ates
number of telephones in
building)

Teilnehmersprechs telle
mit 2 Nebenstellen

Subscribers' telephones
with 2. extensions

vorhandene Anschlusstellen (Steckoder Schraubanschiuss)

Plug-in

telephone

-pints

(plug or screw
connec tion)

AIDJR-L1TDTG (IICLUDTI\TJ AiSSAULT) TROOPS


Stab einer Luf tlande-Division

HQ, of an air-landing
division

Stab eines Luf tlandebataillons

Hin of an air-land!ing

Stab eines Luftlanderegimecnts

HC. of an air-landing

Stab einer LuftlandeAirtillerieab teilung

HQ of an air-landing
artillery battalion
(battery)

Stab e er Luf tl ande-Panzerj.gor ab teilung

HQ of an air-landing
antitank battalion

Stab

eines

battalion

Luftlanide-

Pioniarbataillons

regiment.

HQ of an air-landing
cngineer battalion

-261--

NL

Luftlande-SchfXtzen-

L~D1Luftlande-Nachrichtenkormpanie.

'E

Air-landing rifle
o 0orfp any
Air-landing signal
corip a ny

Luf tlande-Nachschubkonp anie

Air-landing supply

DLftlande-Sanitttskoinpanie

Air-landing medaical
comapany

-2162-

company

PART 3

NA\Y

iLD

trNCLS
l aSCEI ANE0Us

Panzerschiff
( rd:

Armored ship
(approximately
10,000. tons)

10,000 t)

F,

Flakkre tzer

Antiaircraft cruiser

Minenr gumboot

Motor minesweeper

Vorpos tenboc t

Patrol craft

Hilf sflugzeugtrger

Converted

VP

aircraft-

carrier
chnellboot,

10

PT-boat (Tiboat),
10 boats

Booten
O')

7y77

Ne tzsperre

Antisulbrarine net

Doppelse itige
Torped!o sperre

Bilateral antito rped,


nets

vo~r iker

At aichor

'I',

Yi

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