Wehrmachtbericht
(Armed Forces Report)
XXXVIII Army Korps
XXXVIII Army Korps


Starting below, you will find frames from the captured German archives at NARA.  These frames have been translated into English.  They are translated as is.  I have added analysis below some of the frames.  All of these frames are from late March to July 1942, and all are from the records of the XXXVIII Army Korps.   The first set of frames are the Kriegsgliederung for the XXXVIII A.K. for the last portion of April, May (although I could not locate any for the month of May), June and the first week of July. 


 
T314-R905, Frame 1123  Translated by Brian Burmeister 
This is the closest Gliederung I could find to May 1st.  I am confident that the structure of the Korps did not change too dramatically between April 24th and May 1st.
 
T314-R905, Frame 1128  Translated by Brian Burmeister 

 
T314-R905, Frame 1129  Translated by Brian Burmeister 

 
T314-R905, Frame 1130  Translated by Brian Burmeister

 
After quickly glancing at all of the above Kriegsgliederung's, it is quickly evident that the XXXVIII Korps shifted units contineously (amongst the different divisions within the Korps, to the Korps reserve, directly under the Korps, and even transferred out of the Korps), all to meet the objectives placed on the Korps by the Armee.

 
T314-R905, Frame 984  Translated by John Winner 


 
 
 T314-R905, Frame 985  Translated by John Winner 
                                                  
 
 
T314-R905, Frame 986  Translated by John Winner 

 
One interesting note about the data from Frame 986 was the number of vehicles that were on the TO&E of each German infantry division.  The three infantry divisions aboave average almost 800 per division.  Not exactly what one thinks of in regards to the common misconception of German infantry divisions.  Although, most of that motor transport was not in the infantry battalions or the artillery regiment.  The artillery regiments of each division were probably horse drawn, while the infantry regiments were still "foot mobile".  But, never-the-less, each division had a good many motor vehicles within each division.  Even after being in Russia for almost an entire year, the three infantry divisions still had over 50% of their allotment of motor vehicles.

 
T314-R905-Frame 1121  Translated by John Winner

 
T314-R905-Frame 1124  Translated by John Winner
 
      
                             
T314-R905-Frame 1125  Translated by John Winner
                       
 
                                                   
 
                                                   
 
                                                
The following area contains the Korpsbefehls for the XXXVIII Korps for the period of May, June and the first week of July 1942.


T314-R903-Frame 717  Translated by John Winner

T314-R903-Frame 718  Translated by John Winner

 
T314-R903-Frame 719  Translated by John Winner

 
T314-R903-Frame 720  Translated by John Winner
 

T314-R903-Frame 721  Translated by John Winner
 

 
T314-R903-Frame 722  Translated by John Winner


T314-R903-Frame 732  Translated by John Winner
 

T314-R903-Frame 737-738  Translated by John Winner

 
T314-R903-Frame 738  Translated by John Winner

 
T314-R903-Frame 741  Translated by John Winner

 

T314-R903-Frame 742  Translated by John Winner
 
T314-R903-Frame 745  Translated by John Winner


 
 
T314-R903-Frame 750  Translated by John Winner
 
  
T314-R903-Frame 751  Translated by John Winner
 
 
T314-R903-Frame 752  Translated by John Winner

 
T314-R903-Frame 753  Translated by John Winner

 
T314-R903-Frame 754  Translated by John Winner

 
 T314-R903-Frame 755  Translated by John Winner


T314-R903-Frame 756 Translated by John Winner

T314-R903-Frame 757 Translated by John Winner

T314-R903-Frame 758 Translated by John Winner


T314-R903-Frame 758 Translated by John Winner


T314-R903-Frame 759 Translated by John Winner


T314-R903-Frame 762 Translated by John Winner

T314-R903-Frame 763 Translated by John Winner