Panzer Division Jüterbog

The Panzer Division Jüterbog was an armoured division of the Wehrmacht during World War II. Created on 20 February 1945, it was active for a short period of time.[1]

German Panzer Division Jüterbog
ActiveFebruary 1945 – March 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypePanzer
RoleArmoured warfare
SizeDivision
EngagementsWorld War II

HistoryEdit

The division was created on 20 February 1945 at the Jüterbog training area. On February 26, 1945, it was ordered to head to the city of Bautzen to give its elements to the 16th Panzer Division which at that time was no more than a Kampfgruppe (‘’Battle Group’’). From 28 February to 5 March 1945, the division was commanded by Generalmajor Dietrich von Müller. At the beginning of March 1945 the Jüterbog Division was dissolved.[2]

Order of battleEdit

At creation
  • Divisionsstab
  • Panzer-Abteilung "Jüterbog" (armored detachment)
    • Three companies equipped with Panzer IVs
    • Panzerjäger-Kompanie (Sfl.) (tank destroyer company)
  • Two regiments of Panzergrenadiers
    • 2 battalions of 3 companies each
  • Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Jüterbog" (armored reconnaissance detachment)
    • Staff and two 2 Aufklärungs-Kompanien (reconnaissance companies)
  • Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment "Jüterbog" (armored artillery regiment)
    • 1 battery of heavy flak (Sfl.)
    • 1 battery of light artillery (leFH mot, leichte Feldhaubitze)
    • 1 battery of heavy artillery (sFH mot, schwere Feldhaubitze)
  • Panzer-Pionier-Abteilung"Jüterbog" (armored engineer detachment)
    • 2 companies of motorized engineers
  • Signals company, repair company and medical company
By 26 February 1945
  • Divisionsstab with Divisions-Begleit-Kompanie
  • Panzer-Abteilung Jüterbog
    • 1.-4. Kompanie (31 StuG III, 10 Panzer IV/70)
  • Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment Jüterbog
    • I. Bataillon (gep., mechanized)
      • 1.-4. Kompanie
    • II. Bataillon (mot., motorized)
      • 5.-8. Kompanie
    • 9. Kompanie (sIG, heavy infantry gun)
    • 10. Kompanie (Pionier, engineers)
    • 11. Kompanie (Flak, anti-aircraft)
  • Panzer-Artillerie-Abteilung Jüterbog
    • 1. Batterie (leFH, light artillery)
    • 2. Batterie (leFH)
  • Panzer-Aufklärungs-Kompanie Jüterbog (6 schwere PSW, 5 leichte PSW, planned; 6 heavy and 5 light reconnaissance vehicles (Panzerspähwagen))
  • Panzerjäger-Kompanie Jüterbog (10 Jagdpanzer 38 "Hetzer", planned; 10 Hetzer tank destroyers)
  • Panzer-Nachrichten-Kompanie Jüterbog (armored signal company)
  • Support units: medical company with ambulances, 120 t heavy lift company, motorized repair company, administrative company, field post office

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Georg Tessin, Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und der Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, tome 14, p. 126.
  2. ^ Roger James Bender et Warren W. Odegard, Uniforms, Organization and History of the Panzertruppe, p. 138.

BibliographyEdit

  • Bender, Roger James; Odegard, Warren W. (1980). Uniforms, Organization and History of the Panzertruppe. R James Bender Pub. ISBN 978-0912138183. Retrieved 28 Mar 2015.
  • Tessin, Georg (1980). Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939–1945; 14. Band: Die Landstreitkräfte: Namensverbände, Die Luftstreitkräfte: Fliegende Verbände, Flakeinsatz im Reich Gebundene Ausgabe [Verbände and Troops of the German Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS during the Second World War 1939-1945; Volume 14: Land Forces: Named Verbände; Air Force: Flying Verbände] (in German). 14. Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3764811112. Retrieved 28 Mar 2015.

Further readingEdit

  • Mitcham, Samuel W. German Order of Battle Volume Three: Panzer, Panzer Grenadier, and Waffen SS Divisions in WWII, Stackpole Military History Series, 2007. ISBN 0811734382
  • Mitcham, Samuel W. Panzer Legions: A Guide to the German Army Tank Divisions of World War II and Their Commanders, Stackpole Military History Series, 2006. ISBN 978-0811733533

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