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"German Army Signal Regiment" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following intelligence report on a German signal regiment was originally published in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 16, Jan. 14, 1943.

[DISCLAIMER: The following text is taken from the U.S. War Department publication Tactical and Technical Trends. 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.]


There is evidence of the existence of a German signal regiment organized as follows:

1 Battalion     1 Company     Radio company
 2 CompanyArmored signal company
 3 CompanyIntercept company
2 Battalion4 CompanyWire-laying company
 5 CompanyTelephone operating company
 8 CompanyTelephone operating company

While it is doubtful whether the intercept company was ever activated, it reportedly consisted of three platoons, whose respective functions were radio intelligence, intercept, and direction finding. The strength of the regiment is 45 officers and 1,674 enlisted men.


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