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Help. Number of jeeps on different units

Post by tuareg » Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:48 pm

Hello, to everybody!

I have been looking many info about 1st armored division, but i did not find the info about numbers of jeeps on each unit.
So i will be very grateful if somebody could tell me how many jeeps were on the following units if any, in 1942 (Algeria/Tunise)

1st Armored Regiment (Light) 1st Battalion.
13th Armored Regiment (Light) 1st Battalion.
13th Armored Regiment (Light)2nd Battalion.
6th Armored Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion.
6th Armored Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion.
6th Armored Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion.
27th Field Artillery Battalion (Armored).
701st tank destroyer Battalion Company B.
701st tank destroyer Battalion Company C.
16th Engineer Battalion (Armored) supply Battalion.
16th Engineer Battalion Battalion Maintenance Battalion.
47th Medical Battalion (Armored).
141st Signal Company (Armored).


Thanks in advance.
Willys MB
DOD 27 july 1942
TUB 63439
CHASIS MB161718
Estimated Hood number very high 20214xxx to very low 20215xxx
Probably 1st Armored Division, Operation Torch, still doing research.


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Re: Help. Number of jeeps on different units

Post by johnseidts » Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:32 am

Hi,
The information you seek is located in the Tables of Organization (TO) of an armored division. These are extensive documents which list all the men and officers of a unit as well as every kind of equipment and weapon belonging to the unit. On a quick web search, I found this site:

https://www.warandtactics.com/smf/toe-w ... sion-toes/

I am not affiliated with the site or the poster, and do not know how accurate his posting is. But he describes the numbers of the TO's you need and writes out the weapons and vehicles in each of the units in 1945. There were several versions of TO's published in WWII, updated at various times. You would be looking for the 1942-dated TO's of the units to find the specific information you seek. There were earlier ones written, but all deploying units in 1942 were deployed on the updated 1942 TO's which were not fully published until early 1943. Keep this in mind- if anything, there were fewer jeeps in the 1942 TO's. All the late war TO's I have read added vehicles due to the inadequacy of motor transport in the earlier TO's.

Good luck with your research,
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Re: Help. Number of jeeps on different units

Post by tuareg » Fri Dec 30, 2022 10:09 am

Thanks, I had not see your answer until today!! Sorry for not answer. Thanks very much
Willys MB
DOD 27 july 1942
TUB 63439
CHASIS MB161718
Estimated Hood number very high 20214xxx to very low 20215xxx
Probably 1st Armored Division, Operation Torch, still doing research.

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Re: Help. Number of jeeps on different units

Post by dpcd67 » Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:17 pm

They are actually called TOE; Tables of Organization and Equipment. And still are. Google them and you will see.
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Re: Help. Number of jeeps on different units

Post by tuareg » Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:45 pm

thanks very much, I tried that but I did not find anything about 1st division units and number of jeep, I will try again
Willys MB
DOD 27 july 1942
TUB 63439
CHASIS MB161718
Estimated Hood number very high 20214xxx to very low 20215xxx
Probably 1st Armored Division, Operation Torch, still doing research.


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