Panzer-Division 1944

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Reorganization

On 1 August 1944, the organization of a tank division was changed to that of the Panzer-Division 44. The new organization was implemented by a 3 August 1944 order from the Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppen (Inspector General of the Armored Forces).

Effective immidiately, the Panzer-Division 44 table of organization and equipment applies to all tank divisions.

The tank divisions are to be reorganized within the limits of the available personnel and materiél. The status of the reorganization must be reported in the monthly status reports.

Exceptions

  • Panzer-Lehr-Division
  • 21. Panzer-Division

A special organization applies to these divisions.

Organization

Authorized Strength

Because of space limitations, the unit names are abbreviated with letters in the table headers. Refer to the key below in reading the tables.

Personnel

a b c d e f g h1 h2 i j k l m n o p Total
3,7 cm Flak 2 cm Flak
Officers 29 59 56 54 24 17 56 18 18 19 13 17 21 7 1 17 - 408
Administrators 10 7 7 6 3 3 11 3 3 5 3 1 2 9 7 4 3 84
Non-commissioned officers 125 750 428 383 222 145 349 131 129 120 99 91 118 62 33 83 7 3 146 3 144
Privates 256 1 190 1 796 1 776 696 310 1 035 483 457 730 348 64 640 339 192 426 8 10 289 10 263
Total 420 2 006 2 287 2 219 945 475 1 451 635 607 874 463 9731 781 417 233 530 18 14 727 14 699
Of which foreign volunteers 17 72 70 60 28 21 63 30 30 32 13 14 125 75 26 68 - 714

Weapons

a b c d e f g h1 h2 i j k l m n o p Total
3,7 cm Flak 2 cm Flak
Infantry Weapons
Rifles 252 826 1 400 1 448 445 271 1 106 555 526 563 369 73 721 377 216 457 15 9 094 9 064
Pistols 140 911 550 536 297 145 234 38 39 208 43 40 50 40 14 27 3 3 276 3 277
Sub-machine guns 27 109 217 230 75 37 119 42 74 35 86 10 - 3 12 - 1076
Sub-machine guns (in vehicles) - 170 120 5 129 22 36 - 31 18 - - - - - - 531
Light machine guns 17 29 140 139 28 16 34 12 13 65 12 50 50 12 8 12 1 625 624
Light machine guns (in vehicles) - 334 80 5 102 21 21 - 31 20 - - - - - - 614
Heavy machine guns 2 - 23 26 3 - - - 6 - 12 - - - - - 72
Field Artillery
Medium mortars 2 - 14 14 10 - - - 6 - 6 - - - - - 52
Heavy mortars - - 8 8 - - - - - - 2 - - - - - 18
s I G 33 (in vehicles) - - 6 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
le F H 18 (towed) - - - - - - 12 - - - 1 - - - - - 13
le F H 18/2 (self-propelled) - - - - - - 12 - - - - - - - - - 12
s F H 18 (towed) - - - - - - 8 - - - - - - - - - 8
s F H 18/1 (self-propelled) - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - - 6
10 cm K 18 - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - - 4
Anti-aircraft Weapons
2 cm Flak (towed) - - 6 12 - - - 6 17 - - 1 - - - - - 25 36
2 cm Flak (in vehicles) - - 22 - 7 - - - 3 - - - - - - - 32
2 cm Flak (self-propelled) 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
2 cm Gebirgsflak - - - - - - 9 - - - - - - - - - 9
2 cm Flakvierling (self-propelled) - 6 - - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - 9 6
3,7 cm Flak (towed) - - - - - - - 9 - - - - - - - - - 9 -
3,7 cm Flak (in vehicles) - 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
8,8 cm Flak (towed) - - - - - - - 12 - - - - - - - - 12
600 mm searchlight - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - 4
Anti-tank and Tank Guns
7,5 cm Pak 39 (in vehicles) - - - - - 21 - - - - - - - - - - 21
7,5 cm Pak 40 (towed) - - - - - 12 - - - - 1 - - - - - 13
2 cm Kw K (in vehicles) - - - - 29 - - - - - - - - - - - 29
7,5 cm K 37 (in vehicles) - - 12 - 13 - - - - - - - - - - - 25
7,5 cm Kw K 40 (in vehicles) - 81 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 81
7,5 cm Kw K 42 (in vehicles) - 79 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 79

Vehicles

a b c d e f g h1 h2 i j k l m n o p Total
3,7 cm Flak 2 cm Flak
Armored Vehicles
Pz Kpfw IV - 78 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 86
Panther - 73 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 73
Pz Bef Wg IV - 3 - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - 5
Pz Bef Wg Panther - 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
Bergepanzer III - 2 - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - 4
Flakpanzer IV2 - 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 86
Sd Kfz 250 - - - - 55 - - - - - - - - - - - 55
Sd Kfz 251 - 10 120 - 58 1 4 - 31 8 - - - - - - 232
Pz Sp Wg - - - - 163 - - - - - - - - - - - 16
Jagdpanzer IV - - - - - 21 - - - - - - - - - - 21
Hummel - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - - - - 6
Wespe - - - - - - 12 - - - - - - - - - 12
GW III/IV für Munition - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
GW II für Munition - - - - - - 4 - - - - - - - - - 4
Artillerie-Beobachtungs-Wagen - - - - - - 5 - - - - - - - - - 5
s I G 33 (Sf) - - 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
Motorcycles
Sd Kfz 2 1 41 82 83 22 17 13 7 32 6 - - - - - - 304
With sidecars 36 3 - - - - - - 5 1 15 - - - 7 - 67
Light motor cycles 3 13 - - - - 15 5 4 7 - 37 7 3 1 - 95
Medium motor cycles 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Cars
Light cars 5 3 - - - - 2 - - - - 24 - 4 2 - 40
Medium cars 5 - - - - - - - - - - 6 2 - - 1 14
Light cross-country cars 24 61 84 123 18 27 114 30 22 32 7 5 6 1 14 - 568
Medium cross-country cars 4 6 1 1 - 2 - - 4 - - - - - - - 18
Heavy cross-country cars 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Trucks
Light trucks 7 3 - - - 1 - - 4 - - 6 - 2 4 2 29
Medium trucks 11 9 12 10 4 10 47 7 37 25 2 238 21 26 38 - 497
Heavy trucks - 28 - - - - - 7 15 - - 2 27 - - - 79
Light cross-country trucks 8 22 67 121 7 10 60 24 33 8 31 - 1 - 1 3 - 363 372
Medium cross-country trucks 3 47 81 67 43 22 55 25 21 30 2 - 2 - - - - 377 373
Heavy cross-country trucks 2 78 - - - 3 1 5 - - - - 9 - - - 98
Other Vehicles
Maultier - 12 30 41 - 21 - - 22 - - 2 - - 8 - 136
Ambulances - 2 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 - - - - - 45 - 58
Busses 4 1 - - - - - - - - - 2 7 3 - 1 18
Trailers 5 17 13 11 2 3 9 42 41 10 3 - - 33 8 6 - 162 161
Sd Kfz 100 - 3 - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - 6
Prime Movers
Sd Kfz 10 6 17 - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - 25
Sd Kfz 11 - - - - 3 - 15 6 - 2 - - - - - - 26
Sd Kfz 7 - 6 8 2 3 - 12 6 2 2 - - - 3 - - - 42 38
Sd Kfz 8 - - 1 1 - - - 12 - - - - - - - - 14
Sd Kfz 9 - 8 - - - 2 1 - - - - - - - - - 11
Sd Kfz 9/1 - 2 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - 3
Sd Kfz 20 - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4

Notes

  1. Including 800 replacement soldiers. Back.
  2. 2 cm Flakvierling or 3,7 cm Flak. Back.
  3. Or 19 le Pz Sp Wg. Back.

Sources

  1. Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppe. Gliederung Panz.Div.44. Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1944. 8 p. Gen. Insp. d. Pz. Tr. Abt. Org. Nr. I/18 800/44 g.Kdos..
  2. Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppe. Stärkeberechnung der Panz.Div.44. Berlin : Oberkommando des Heeres, 1944. 15 p. Gen. Insp. d. Pz. Tr. Abt. Org. Nr. I/2500/44 g.Kdos..