1. Panzer-Division

By Christian Ankerstjerne

History

DateTheaterAction
15 October 1935GermanyFormed in Weimar from parts of 5. Kavallerie-Division.
September 1939PolandCombat during Fall Weiß as part of Heeresgruppe Süd.
May 1940FranceCombat in the Ardennes and Sedan during Fall Gelb as part of Panzergruppe Kleist.
10 June 1940FranceTransferred to Panzergruppe Guderian.
June 1941 to October 1941RussiaCombat at Leningrad as part of Panzergruppe 4. Later combat at Wiasma and Moscow as part of Panzergruppe 3.
1942RussiaCombat at Rzhev.
January 1943 to June 1943FranceRefitting.
July 1943 to October 1943GreeceOccupation duties.
November 1943 to December 1943UkraineCombat west of Kiev as part of Panzergruppe 4.
January 1944UkraineCombat southwest of Berdychic.
July 1944UkraineCombat at Oleyyor as part of XLVIII. Panzer-Korps.
October 1944HungaryTransferred from Vistuela to Hungary. Combat in Hungary and Austria.
April 1945AustriaSurrenders to US forces in Eastern Austria.

Organization

1 September 1939

5 May 1940

22 June 1941

15 July 1942

November 1943

Additional Reading

Books

Sources

  1. JENTZ, Thomas L. Panzertruppen 1 : The Complete Guide to the Creation & Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force, 1933-1942. Atglen, PA : Schiffer Military History, 1996. 288 p. ISBN 0-88740-915-6.
  2. JENTZ, Thomas L. Panzertruppen 2 : The Complete Guide to the Creation & Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force, 1943-1945. Atglen, PA : Schiffer Military History, 1996. 300 p. ISBN 0-7643-0080-6.
  3. WINDROW, Martin & HOOK, Richard. Men-At-Arms 24 - The Panzer Divisions. Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 1998. 40 p. ISBN 0-85045-434-4.