[Lone Sentry: WW2 Enemy Airborne Forces]
[Lone Sentry: Photos, Articles, and Research on the European Theater in World War II]
Home Page | Site Map | What's New | Contact: info@lonesentry.com

Enemy Air-Borne Forces, Military Intelligence Service, Special Series No. 7, December 2, 1942
[DISCLAIMER: The following text is taken from the wartime U.S. War Department publication. As with all wartime intelligence information, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. No attempt has been made to update or correct the text. Any views or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the website.]


The following table gives the approximate number of loading units required to transport various organizations with their organizational equipment. The calculations take into account a reduction to combat strength for air transport, but composition and armament are obviously subject to further variation depending upon special circumstances:

Unit or Detachment
(As prepared for air transport)
Appropriate Loading Units
(1 per each Ju-52)
Inf Rifle Co  12 
Inf Hv Wpns Co  21 
Inf Bn Hq  3 
Inf Regtl Hq and Com Det  5 
Arty Btry (with 75-mm Mtn guns only)  16 
Arty Bn Hq (with 75-mm Mtn guns only)  6 
Arty Regtl Hq and Com Det (with 75-mm Mtn guns only)  18 
AA MG Co  12 
AT Co  14 
Div Med Co  14 
Div Sup Co  14 
Inf Div Hq  12 

[Back to Table of Contents, WWII Enemy Airborne Forces] Back to Table of Contents