The intention of this study (the provisional results are published on this home page) is to provide a detailed and reliable OOB of the Dutch Army in 1940.
For each company, the personnel strength is given, as is the number
of machine guns and the
number of weapons of calibre 20 mm and above. For transport units, engineer units etc.,
vehicles that represent the ‘business side’ of the unit (a transport unit is meant to move things,
so its capacity depends on the number and payload of trucks) have been indicated too. Vehicles within
those units that are used for other tasks are indicated as ‘other cars’.
Where possible, I have tried to represent the actual strength, where
that has not been possible
the organic strength has been indicated. All information from the book ‘oorlogsorganisatiën’
(plus updates) as well as the Supplement represents organic strength.
The information on these web pages is not definitive, it is 'under
Pages will be updated and more pages will be added when more
- Armament data
- Map of the Netherlands
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