Joe Kelly provides details of the infantry (the non-Fallschirmjäger type) that proved the bulk of the manpower in the Luftwaffe Field Divisions. The “Jäger” Regiments were formed mostly from Ground Crew and rear area troops and a typical regiment as as follows:
Luftwaffe Field Regiment
3-4, later 2, Luftwaffe Field Battalions, with;
3 Light Companies
1 Heavy Company
CROSSFIRE German Luftwaffe Field Battalion 1942-45
Luftwaffe Field Battalion Headquarters
1-BC (+2) Truck
2-20mm FlaK38 Dual Purpose Guns/Trucks
3 Luftwaffen-Feld-Jäger Light Companies, each with:
Company Heavy Weapons:
3-Rifle Platoons, each with:
Notes: 1942 – 43 all Rifle Platoons have the above TO&E; for 1944 – 45 replace one squad in each Platoon with an SMG squad. When using Trucks with this organization, add three Trucks per Inf. Coy. (8 pt’s each) and one Kubelwagen for each of the CC HQs (8 pt’s each).
* Editors Note: The majority of Luftwaffe Battalions are probably really closer to Green (with all +1 Leaders and using British/US Command Control), with only selected units warranting Regular status, and one or two exceptions that might be rated a mix of Veteran & Regular.