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Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 11:47 a.m. PST

In the later part of WW2 the German Fallschirmjaegers received an extra light machine gun in each section (Gruppe). Did these come with a crew making a section 12 strong, or were two of the existing Jaegers given the gun, keeping the strength at 10? I would welcome any information.

Starfury Rider29 Aug 2021 12:30 p.m. PST

The one (and only) KStN I've seen for a German Para Company is the one dated 01 May 1944, and shows two NCOs, four riflemen and four LMG numbers per Rifle Squad, so still an authorised strength of ten men.

Gary

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 3:11 p.m. PST

Excellent. Thanks very much

Wargamer Blue29 Aug 2021 3:59 p.m. PST

Didn't change. They dropped on Crete with two MG34's per section.

Korvessa30 Aug 2021 9:00 p.m. PST

Starfury Rider

I think the correct breakdown is as follows:
2 x NCO
4 x LMG
4 dudes carrying ammmo

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