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Truppen der Deutschen Armeekorps

 

 

Subordinate to an Army Corps Headquarters  -  August 1914

 
 
die Korps-Truppen
 
 
Korps-Truppen
Army Corps composed of two Infantry Divisions and following corps assets:
 
Heavy Field-Howitzer Battalion
4 howitzer batteries
920 men total  (per battery: 6 officers, 24 NCOs, 191 enlisted; 9 medical & train)
16 heavy howitzers in 4 batteries  (15cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13)
per battery:  20 saddle horses & 102 draft horses, 1 feed wagon,
8 munitions wagons, 1 supply wagon, 1 provisions wagon, 1 farrier's wagon, 
1 large baggage wagon, 1 observation wagon
Foot Artillery Munitions Column
105 men  (2 officers, 13 NCOs, 87 enlisted; 3 medical & train)
17 saddle horses & 84 draft horses; 1 feed wagon, 17 munitions wagons, 
1 farrier's wagon, 1 supply wagon
 
Foot Artillery Munitions Column Section
8 columns per section
840 men total  (per column: 2 officers, 13 NCOs, 87 enlisted, 3 medical & train)
per column: 17 saddle horses & 84 draft horses; 17 munitions wagons,  
1 farrier's wagon, 1 feed wagon, 1 supply wagon
 
Field Aviation Detachment
131 men  (15 officers, 14 NCOs, 86 enlisted; 16 medics & train troops)
6 aircraft, 2 fuel trucks, 6 trailer trucks, 1 repair truck, 5 automobiles, 
1 baggage/munitions wagon, 1 passenger van
 
Telephone Detachment
48 men  (1 officer, 5 NCOs, 41 enlisted; 1 medic) 
7 saddle horses & 22 draft horses
5 telegraph material wagons, 1 supply wagon
 
Searchlight Section
41 men  (2 officers, 4 NCOs, 33 enlisted; 2 medics)
4 saddle horses & 24 draft horses
2 searchlights, 2 equipment wagons, 1 provisions wagon
 
Corps Bridging Train
208 men  (8 officers, 21 NCOs, 58 enlisted; 121 medics & train troops)
25 saddle horses & 212 draft horses
28 pontoon wagons, 2 trestle wagons, 2 supply wagons, 1 baggage wagon, 
1 provisions wagon, 1 feed wagon, 1 explosives/munitions wagon
 
2x Train Sections
Provisions Columns (Proviant-) 
  6 columns total  (3 per section):
  129 men per column  (4 officers, 9 NCOs, 116 enlisted)
  per column: 23 saddle horses & 160 draft horses; 36 provisions wagons, 2 supply wagons
Vehicle Park Columns (Fuhrpark-) 
  7 columns total  (3-4 per section):
  102 men per column  (5 officers, 13 NCOs, 84 enlisted)
  per column: 27 saddle horses & 112 draft horses, 48 park vehicles, 2 supply wagons
Field Hospitals  (Feldlazarett)
  12 total  (6 per section):
  60 men per hospital  (9 officers, 13 NCOs, 38 enlisted)
  per hospital:  9 saddle horses & 16 draft horses, 1 baggage wagon
  4 equipment wagons, 2 medical supply wagons, 1 officer's wagon
Horse-Depots
  2 depots total  (1 per section)
 
2x Munitions Column Sections
Infantry Munitions Columns
  4 columns total  (2 per section):
  200 men per column  (3 officers, 15 NCOs, 175 enlisted, 7 medical & train)
  per column:  30 saddle horses & 168 draft horses; 1 feed wagon
  34 munitions wagons, 3 supply wagons
Artillery Munitions Columns
  7 columns total  (3-4 per section):
  182 men per column  (3 officers, 14 NCOs, 158 enlisted, 7 medical & train)
  per column:  26 saddle horses & 160 draft horses; 1 feed wagon
  21 munitions wagons, 5 supply wagons, 1 provisions wagon
 
2x Field Bakery Columns
193 men per column  (5 officers, 11 NCOs, 177 enlisted)
per column:  12 baking ovens, 12 equipment wagons, 1 supply wagon, 1 records wagon
 
Foot Artillery Munitions Column Section
8 colums per section (on average):
105 men  (2 officers, 13 NCOs, 87 enlisted; 3 medical & train)
17 saddle horses & 84 draft horses; 1 feed wagon, 17 munitions wagons, 
1 farrier's wagon, 1 supply wagon
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cron's Imperial German Army 1914-18

and various sources 

 
 

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