4. Panzer-Division

By Christian Ankerstjerne

History

DateTheaterAction
10 November 1938GermanyFormed in Würzburg.
September 1939PolandCombat during Fall Weiß as part of Heeresgruppe Süd.
May 1940BelgiumCombat during Fall Gelb as part of 6. Armee.
June 1940FranceCombat during Fall Rot as part of 6. Armee.
June 1941 to December 1941Eastern FrontCombat in Poland, Belarus and Russia during Unternehmen Barbarossa as part of Panzergruppe 4.
January 1942 to January 1943RussiaTransferred to Heeresgruppe Mitte as part of 2. Panzerarmee.
January 1943 to June 1943UkraineCombat in Caucasus region.
July 1943 to August 1943UkraineCombat during Unternehmen Zitadelle and subsequent combat.
September 1943 to July 1944UkraineCombat in Belarus.
September 1943 to July 1944UkraineCombat in Belarus.
August 1944 to January 1945Eastern FrontCombat in Kurland pocket.
January 1945Western PrussiaEvacuated from Kurland pocket.
January 1945 to May 1945Western PrussiaDefensive combat.
April 1945Western PrussiaSurrenders to Soviet forces.

Insignia

Dates Insignia
1939
Insignia of 4. Panzer-Division, 1939: A white circle, out from which the evenly distributed white outline of three triangles point.
1940
Insignia of 4. Panzer-Division, 1940: A yellow circle with a yellow algiz-rune.
Eastern Front
Insignia of 4. Panzer-Division on the Eastern Front: An inverted yellow Y, with three vertical lines to the top right side.
Unternehmen Zitadelle
Insignia of 4. Panzer-Division during Unternehmen Zitadelle: The outline of an arrow pointing downwards to the right.

Additional Reading

Books

Sources

  1. WINDROW, Martin & HOOK, Richard. Men-At-Arms 24 - The Panzer Divisions. Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 1998. 40 p. ISBN 0-85045-434-4.