As with every army, a given percentage of the troops are dedicated to the logistics and transport of supplies to support that army’s campaigns. The Wehrmacht of World War Two required a great deal of manpower, munitions and vehicles to support its war efforts. I am not aware of how many troops in the Wehrmacht were dedicated to transporting supplies as opposed to combat, are there any figures to indicate how many troops were key to the logistics and other non-combat functions of the German Army when they were fighting on the most fronts, with the most troops (in late 1944?)

More to the point, how does the German "tail to tooth" ratio compare to that of their battlefield opponents on the western front, like the Americans and British? How about the Soviets on the eastern front?

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    logistics men aren't the only non-combat troops. Medics; intelligence; radar & signals ; HQ staff ; almost the whole air force, except pilots and crews; navy ground units; Then, cooks, engineers, MPs, mechanics, flak, which are 2nd-rate (or worse) for combat but may be embedded in combat units. Also, for the nazis, concentration camp guards, slave labor overseers and the repression apparatus in general (although the SS was not part of the Wehrmacht). And many 2nd-rate units, often non-german, on occupation / anti-partisan duties, or manning defenses in less critical areas.
    – Luiz
    Jul 7 '21 at 21:08
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    I find it a bit irritating that this Q is getting close votes as "too basic, can be answered by a singe WP link or other standard reference source". I for one couldn't come up with such a link. --- As for @Luiz comment, you would have to decide whether you are counting Waffen-SS, "regular" SS, and police units into the total, respectively.
    – DevSolar
    Jul 7 '21 at 22:16
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    @DevSolar Agreed on single link/too basic! However, I also do not see any prior research on display… so: (at)Boolean: what have you research yourself beyond "I once heard" into this? Jul 7 '21 at 22:34
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    The question would be stronger with prior research and with clear definitions. Is there a way to revise it before the downvotes accumulate to closure?
    – MCW
    Jul 7 '21 at 23:03
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    There is actually a good question at the core of this, but it differs greatly from time to time and from place to place. Often losses were concentrated in frontline units, commanders were reluctant to release trained specialists like signallers or mechanics as riflemen, so over time it got worse until a unit was reorganized.
    – o.m.
    Jul 8 '21 at 4:03

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