Appendix B
Axis Troop and Supply Shipments

Table 9
German Supply Shipments Received in North Africa
November 1942˝May 1943
Destination and Type Total 1942 1943

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May

          Total Tonnage 188,517 36,062 28,206 36,326 32,966 29,267 23,017 2,673
Air Transport (Tons) 31,386 3,688 5,593 4,664 4,953 7,651 4,327 510
Sea Transport (Tons) a 157,131 32,374 22,613 31,662 28,013 21,616 18,690 2,163
     Tons of Ammunition 47,789 7,899 8,085 7,073 8,775 7,619 6,842 1,496
     Tons of POL 66,652 16,003 9,332 17,511 7,978 7,322 8,128 378
     Tons of Other Supplies

42,690 8,472 5,196 7,078 11,260 6,675 3,720 289
Number of Tanks 544 187 191 50 52 20 44 0
Number of Vehicles 8,173 1,493 2,178 2,017 1,483 711 277 14
Number of Guns 1,093 230 250 249 157 153 47 7

TUNISIA

               
          Total Tonnage 161,576 13,208 24,940 35,505 32,966 29,267 23,017 2,673
Air Transport (Tons) 25,572 581 3,503 4,047 4,953 7,651 4,327 510
Sea Transport (Tons) a 136,004 12,627 21,437 31,458 28,013 21,616 18,690 2,163
     Tons of Ammunition 43,376 4,136 7,504 7,004 8,775 7,619 6,842 1,496
     Tons of POL 55,576 5,285 9,109 17,376 7,978 7,322 8,128 378
     Tons of Other Supplies

37,052 3,206 4,824 7,078 11,260 6,675 3,720 289
Number of Tanks 495 149 180 50 52 20 44 0
Number of Vehicles 7,692 1,079 2,111 2,017 1,483 711 277 14
Number of Guns 975 127 235 249 157 153 47 7

LIBYA

               
          Total Tonnage 26,941 22,854 3,266 821 0 0 0 0
Air Transport (Tons) 5,814 3,107 2,090 617 0 0 0 0
Sea Transport (Tons) a 21,127 19,747 1,176 204 0 0 0 0
     Tons of Ammunition 4,413 3,763 581 69 0 0 0 0
     Tons of POL 11,076 10,718 223 135 0 0 0 0
     Tons of Other Supplies

5,638 5,266 372 0 0 0 0 0
Number of Tanks 49 38 11 0 0 0 0 0
Number of Vehicles 481 414 67 0 0 0 0 0
Number of Guns 118 103 15 0 0 0 0 0

a Does not include tonnage of the number of tanks, vehicles, and guns.

Source: Tables and Rpts in OKH/GenStdH/Op Abt (II). A IV-Afrika-Transport-Allgemain, 10.XII.42˝1.VII.43.

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Table 10
German Losses in Sea Transport to North Africa
November 1942-May 1943
Ships and Type of Supply Total 1942 1943

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May

Number of ships:                
     Lost 168 13 26 21 29 26 29 24
     Damaged 18 0 9 3 1 2 2 1
Tons of Supplies 81,520 10,404 17,840 7,605 11,874 11,338 15,516 6,943
Number of Tanks 79 9 54 10 0 0 3 3
Number of Guns 320 37 111 41 25 60 17 29
Number of Vehicles 2,546 74 964 545 212 482 211 58

Source: Tables and Rpts, in OKH/GenStdH/Op Abt (II), A IV-Afrika-Transport-Allgemein, 10.XII.42ˇ1.VII.43.

Table 11
Axis Troops Transported to North Africa
November 1942˝May 1943
Destination and Nationality Total 1942 1943

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May

          Total a a 172,782  32,022  38,549  41,386 a 29,233 a 20,135 a 11,142 a 315
     German 142,047 20,975 30,773 29,474 29,233 20,135 11,142 315
     Italian a a 30,735 11,047 7,776 11,912 (a) (a) (a) (a)
TUNISIA--Total a a 167,884 28,187 37,757 41,115 a 29,233 a 20,135 a 11,142 a 315
     German 137,149 17,140 29,981 29,203 29,233 20,135 b 11,142 315
          By Air 81,021 15,273 18,162 14,257 12,893 11,756 b 8,388 292
          By Sea 56,128 1,867 11,819 14,946 16,340 8,379 2,754 b 23
     Italian a a 30,735 11,047 7,776 11,912 (a) (a) (a) (a)
LYBIA--Total a a 4,898 a 3,835 a 792 a 271 0 0 0 0
     German 4,898 3,835 792 271 0 0 0 0
          By Air 4,319 3,323 730 266 0 0 0 0
          By Sea 579 512 62 5 0 0 0 0
     Italian (a) (a) (a) (a) 0 0 0 0

a Excludes unknown number of Italians transported to Libya in November 1942 through January 1943, and to Tunisia in February through May 1943.
b Data from Rpts, Afrika Transporte, in OKH/GenStdH/Op Abt (II), Afrika-A II Kraefte, I. I-28.V.43. This source and the one cited in source note below contain irreconcilable differences which may have resulted from hasty compilation and typographical errors carried over from OB SOUTH reports into the OKH/GenStdH tables. Careful evaluation of all available documents makes it reasonably certain that the figures given for April are the correct ones.

Source: German troops in OKH/GenStdH/Op Abt (II), A IV-Afrika-Transporte-Allgemein, 10.XII.42˝1.VII.43. Italian troops to Tunisia in Rpts, German General at the Headquarters, Italian Armed Forces, in OKH/GenStdH/Op Abt (II), Tunis, 10.XI.42˝2.V.43.

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