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The Intendantur was a military administrative authority that had to supply the troops with all material needs (except weapons and ammunition).

Structure and subordination

Chief Executive of the Wehrmacht (Heinrich Stolte)

In Germany, there was at every army corps a corps, with each division a Divisionsintendantur. At the head of the former was a Corpsintendant who reports directly to the Military Economics Department of the War Ministry. The board members of the divisional directorships were subordinate to him, otherwise independent in their business area. These authorities were subordinate to the commanding generals or division commanders with regard to military orders .

According to business, each corps directorate was divided into four sections, namely for

  • Treasury and budget management: that is, supply of money to the troops and accounting;
  • Food in kind, travel and opening credits: She was responsible for concluding contracts for the delivery of flour, bread, furage etc. in the garrisons, for bivouac and marching needs as well as for checking the provisions offices , stores , bakeries etc. in the corps area;
  • Service and hospital services : took care of the accommodation of the troops, the establishment, maintenance and equipping of official apartments, barracks, hospitals, shooting ranges, etc .;
  • Clothing and Training Matters: procured and oversaw peace and field equipment for troops.

In the case of the divisions, the Intendant's office dealt only with the troops' treasury and clothing in peacetime; the business of the other sections was combined for the corps area. In the case of the mobile army, the entire management was directed by a general manager as the deputy of the military and economic department ; the army intendants of the separately operating armies were subordinate to him. Each Army Corps had a field director, to whom the field directorships of the divisions, the corps artillery, the war chest, field supplies offices , the field bakery office, the field hospitals and the field post office , the latter two only in administrative matters, were subordinate.

General manager

Generalintendant (Gen.Int.) Was the designation for the head of the field directorship in the First World War . He was subordinate to the Quartermaster General , was in the main headquarters and was in charge of catering for the field army. The uniform of the general managers was similar to that of the generals . The collar tabs were green, not red; the Larisch embroidery was gold like that of the generals. The shoulder pieces with the rank stars were gold braided like generals, but with a green backing and the HV badge for army administration. The rest of the uniform was like that of the Reichswehr generals : hat with storm strap until 1927, then with a gold cord .

In the Reichswehr and the Wehrmacht, the General Oberstabsintendant corresponded to a general of the armed forces and would be comparable to the Lieutenant General today .

The ranking in the army and navy was

1 General Oberstabsintendant (comparable to OF8, three-star rank); Weapon color generally “deep red” for all military officials in the general rank
2 General Staff Director / Ministerial Director or Navy / General Director (comparable to OF7, two-star rank); Weapon color generally “deep red” for all military officials in the general rank
3 Generalintendant / Corpsintendant or naval chief intendant (comparable to OF6, one-star rank); Gun color generally “deep red” for all military officials in the general rank
4 Oberstintendant (comparable with OF5, Colonel); Secondary weapon color according to usage
5 Oberintendanturrat (comparable to OF4, Lieutenant Colonel); Secondary weapon color according to usage

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Message from the Federal Archives-Military Archives , June 24, 2011
  2. a b Dr. B. Wenning, Austrian State Archives / War Archives, Vienna
  3. Special Marine Regulations (BMB) 36, No. 37 and Marine Ordinances (MV) 41, No. 816 of November 17, 1941