During the invasion of Norway, the germans used 5 infantry divisions (I.D) and 2 Mountain Trooper Divisions (G.D). The G.D´s were, apart from small groups, only used north of Trondheim.
In april 40, the standard German Infantry Division had the following structure:
Infantry Regiments (I.R)
Note: None of the German units in Norway reached the full strength, mostly because of the losses at sea before the actual invasion. 9 out of 10 officers were from the Reserve, and had no combat experience, and this was also for the NCO´s and men. Usually, there was only one career soldier in each company, mostly a Feldwebel.
(Order of Strength)
The Order of Strength listed totally 16 860 men in a I.D. 518 officers, 2543 NCO´s, and 13 667 other ranks. Out of this there were 102 administrative men.
”Bespannte” Division (equipped with horses) were to have 1743 riding horses,
and 3632 horses for transportation duties.
Note: with the exception of staff,- and AT-units, which were motorized, all other units depended on horses.
Artillery Company (Infanteriegeschoss)
light platoons, each w/ 2 x 7,5 cm guns
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