233. Panzer-Division

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Identified Turret Numbers (Late 1944)

Turret Number Vehicle Notes
1. Kompanie/Panzer-Abteilung 55
101 Pz Kpfw IV lg
111 Pz Kpfw IV Ausf. H
115 Pz Kpfw IV Ausf. H Named Ede
121 Pz Kpfw III Ausf. L
131 Pz Kpfw IV Ausf. G
133 Pz Kpfw IV Ausf. G
134 Pz Kpfw IV lg
135 Pz Kpfw IV Ausf. H Named Moritz or Maritz
2. Kompanie/Panzer-Abteilung 55
222 Pz Kpfw III Ausf. N
234 Pz Kpfw III
3. Kompanie/Panzer-Abteilung 55
321 Pz Kpfw IV lg
322 Pz Kpfw IV lg
324 Pz Kpfw IV lg
325 Pz Kpfw IV lg
331 Pz Kpfw III Ausf. N
332 Pz Kpfw III Ausf. N
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 1033
321 Pz Kpfw IV lg
Partially identified
?02 Pz Kpfw III Possibly 002. Seen with 331.
? Pz Kpfw III Ausf. N Named Mäuscher. Seen in same group as vehicles of 3. Kompanie.
33? Pz Kpfw III Ausf. N
? Pz Kpfw IV Ausf. D With add-on armor on driver's front plate. Seen in same group as vehicles of 3. Kompanie.
?14 Pz Kpfw IV lg

Armor Strength, April 1945

Unit Pz III Pz Aufkl 381 Pz IV Stu Gesch III2 Tank destroyers Armored cars Armored half-tracks
5 L/42 7,5 L/24 L/43 3,7 Flak Pz Jäg I 7,5/38 t Jg Pz 38 7,62/38 t 221 223 232 (6) 233 (8) 261 Danish 250/1 250/10 251/1
Pz Abt 55 2 18 - 3 2 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pz Gren Rgt 50 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Pz Gren Rgt 83 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 33
Pz Gren Rgt 42 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 194
Pz Jäg Abt 1033 - - - - - - 1 - 4 2 3 - - - - - - - - -
Pz Aufkl Abt 233 - - 1 - - - - - - - - 2 1 2 1 1 4 3 1 -
Pz Nach Komp - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Begl Komp - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 2 18 1 3 2 4 1 3 4 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 4 3 1 215
Combat ready 1 16 1 2 2 2 1 2 4 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 186

Notes

  1. Listed as 7,5 cm L/24 Pz.Aufkl. in the original document, indicating a reconnaissance vehicle based on the Pz Kpfw 38 (t) chassis and armed with a 7,5 cm Kw K L/24. Back.
  2. L/48. Back.
  3. With wood gas generators. Back.
  4. Of which four with wood gas generators. Back.
  5. Of which seven with wood gas generators. Back.
  6. Of which six with wood gas generators. Back.

Sources

  1. Kriegsgliederung. Silkeborg : Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Dänemark, 1944. 40 p. Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Dänemark Ia Nr. 2180/44 g.Kdos..
  2. Zustandbericht der 233.Pz.Div.. 1945. 8 p. 233. Panzer-Division Abt.Ia Nr. 369/45 g.Kdos..