Data about German casualities 1941-1942

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Data about German casualities 1941-1942

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Considering the lively discussion about balancing & historical accuracy I thought I might collect some numbers about German casualities in the East, 1941-1942:


Mid-Sept. % personnel losses (benchmark June 1941) in % of the 142 East divisions:

over 25% losses (10% of divs)
20% losses (28% of divs)
over 12 % losses (21% of divs)
less than 12% losses (50% of divs)

German fighting power in second half of August 1941
Infantry divisions 60%
Fast divsions 50%

Casualities and reinforcements of the German East troops June 22, 1941 to March 31, 1942 (without AOK Norway)

KIA, WIA, MIA: 1.082.690
Sick: 567.461
Sum: 1.650.151

Ersatz & reconvalescents:814.600
Overall minus 835.551


Ersatz & reconvalescents / sum of casualites: KIA / WIA / MIA / sick
June 1941: 0 /95.058: 8.883 /29.474 / 2.701 / 54.000
July 1941: 65.000 / 181.988: 36.144 / 120.409 / 8.435 / 17.000
Aug. 1941: 110.000 / 289.813: 39.334 / 142.807 / 7.672 / [edit: see note]
Sept. 1941: 102.000 / 188.487: 27.492 / 99.635 / 4.560 /56.800
Oct. 1941: 78.000 / 213.762: 23.804 / 86.396 /3.562 / [edit: see note]
Nov. 1941: 55.000 / 157.143: 16.945 / 64.116 / 2.990 / 73.092
Dec. 1941: 99.000 / 168.000: 14.752 / 57.747 / 4.594 / 90.907
Jan. 1942: 43.800 / 214.900: 87.182 KIA, WIA, MIA / 127.718 sick
Febr. 1942: 124.100 / 173.100: 88.014 KIA, WIA, MIA / (edit: 85.086) sick
March 1942: 137.700 / 167.900: 105.042 KIA, WIA, MIA / 62.858 sick
[Edit,Note: The text says: "Interpolated sick leaves in Aug. and Oct. 1941: 100.000"
This probably rather means 100k in those 2 months together than 100k for each month, given the fact that sick leaves around those 2 months range from 17k to 73k per month.]




End of July 1941 casualites already were higher than in the campaign against France, because of heavy Russian resistance and and a declined German troop quality, due to the army expansion prior of Barbarossa.

KIA and illness per 1000 combat casualities:
WW 1: 226 / 2580
Western Front 1940: 219 / 1750
Eastern Front July 1941: 236 / 1750
EF Jan. 1942: 244 / 2350
EF average: 229 /1890

KIA, WIA and illness in a 21 days to 6 months perspective
Eastern Front July 1941, %

within 98 day
KIA: 23,62
died from combat wounds: 8,07
crippled WIA: 2,20
fit for work or garrison WIA: 8,96
fully recoverd WIA: 57,13

within 21 day, %
died from illness 0,6
crippled from illness: 1,00
fit for work or garrison after illness: 4,6
fully recoverd from illness: 93,80

Eastern Front Jan 1942, %
within 98 day,
KIA: 24,43
died from combat wounds: 9,26
crippled WIA: 2,82
fit for work or garrison WIA: 11,96
fully recoverd WIA: 51,53

within 40 day, %
died from illness 0,84
crippled from illness: 0,92
fit for work or garrison after illness: 6,64
fully recoverd from illness: 91,60

Eastern Front June 1941 to June 1942, %

within 98 day
KIA: 22,9
died from combat wounds: 8,6
crippled WIA: 2,45
fit for work or garrison WIA: 10,17
fully recoverd WIA: 55,88
WIA, fully recovered after 6 months:60


within 21 day, %
died from illness 0,67
crippled from illness: 0,98
fit for work or garrison after illness: 5,19
fully recoverd from illness: 93,16

Sources:
Berhard R. Kroener, Die personellen Ressourcen des Dritten Reiches im Spannungsfeld zwischen Wehrmacht, Bürokratie und Kriegswirtschaft 1939-42 [Third Reich’s personnel ressources between Wehrmacht, bureaucracy and war economy], in: Deutschland und der Zweite Weltkrieg, vol. 5.1, pp. 693-1001, esp. pp. 880, 885.

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NICE!  Thanks for posting this data, its a good comparison on how well a person's doing 
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Very nice data, thank you for compiling it :)
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FYI. I edited 2 numbers in the op thanks to Zebedee, who consulted his own copy of the book I referred to.
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Thanks for doing the research! We appreciate it! I printed this out and added it to my notebook.
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