Alarmeinheiten im Bereich LXXXII Armeekorps (1942-May 1944)

 

In October 1942, the LXXXII Armeekorps decided that also non-combat units should be able to defend certain positions, e.g. against paratroop or commando assaults. For this purpose, so-called Alarmeinheiten were set up, manned by non-combatant soldiers, which would be activated in case of emergency. Each division was ordered to provide its own Alarmeinheiten. These small units were not really meant to form one large defensive force, but rather to operate independently in the defence of a specific location, such as a headquarters, supply point, hospital, engineer shop, etc.

On 22 October 1942, so immediately after they had been established, their composition was as follows:


A German document of 23 October 1942 shows all the Alarmeinheiten of the AOK15, including those of the LXXXII Armeekorps:

On 14 January 1943 the corps reported on the measures it had taken to bolster manpower defences. In addition to divisional reserves and the organization on non-military personnel in so-called Kampflisten, this also included the Alarmeinheiten. Thus the 106 Infanteriedivision was reported to have 298 men in its Alarmeinheiten, the 161 Infanteriedivision 470 soldiers and the 182 Infanteriedivision 26 men. In addition, the Generalkommando itself had established the following units: from the corps headquarters 1 unit of 319 men, from the Kommando Drossel transport unit 2 companies, each numbering some 150 men, from the railway artillery unit E701 1 unit with 155 men. In addition a mixed Flakkampftrupp of the 16 Flakdivision was said to be in readiness at St-Omer.

On 30 January 1943 we can find the following overview of Alarmeinheiten:

A German document of 5 February 1943 shows all the Alarmeinheiten of the AOK15, including those of the LXXXII Armeekorps:


On 31 October 1943 the Alarmeinheiten were organised as follows::


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