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German Panzer Division Jüterbog
Active February 1945 – March 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Allegiance Balkenkreuz.svg Wehrmacht
Branch Heer
Type Panzer
Role Armoured warfare
Size Division
Engagements World War II

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

History[]

The division was created on 20 February 1945 at the 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’’). At the beginning of March 1945 the Jüterbog Division was dissolved.

Organisation[]

Order of battle[]

At creation
  • Divisionsstab
  • Panzer-Abteilung "Jüterbog"
    • I. Kompanie (Panzer IV)
    • II. Kompanie (Panzer IV)
    • III. Kompanie (Panzer IV)
    • Panzerjäger-Kompanie (Sfl.)
  • 2x Panzergrenadier-Regiment
    • with 2 Bataillone of 3 Kompanien
  • Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Jüterbog"
    • Stab and 2 Aufklärungs-Kompanien
  • Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment "Jüterbog"
    • 1 Sfl. Batterie,
    • 1 leFH Batterie (mot)
    • 1 sFH Batterie (mot)
  • Panzer-Pionier-Abteilung"Jüterbog"
    • I. Kompanie (mot)
    • II. Kompanie (mot)
  • gem .Nachrichten-Kompanie
  • Werkstatt-Kompanie
  • Sanitätskompanie
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.)
      • 1.-4. Kompanie
    • II. Bataillon (mot.)
      • 5.-8. Kompanie
    • 9. Kompanie (sIG)
    • 10. Kompanie (Pionier)
    • 11. Kompanie (Flak)
  • Panzer-Artillerie-Abteilung Jüterbog
    • 1. Batterie (leFH)
    • 2. Batterie (leFH)
  • Panzer-Aufklärungs-Kompanie Jüterbog (6 schwere PSW, 5 leichte PSW, planned)
  • Panzerjäger-Kompanie Jüterbog (10 Jagdpanzer 38 "Hetzer", planned)
  • Panzer-Nachrichten-Kompanie Jüterbog
  • Versorgungstruppen
    • Sanitäts-Kompanie with Krankenwagen-Zug
    • Kraftfahr-Kompanie (120 t)
    • Werkstatt-Kompanie (mot.)
    • Divisions-Verwaltungs-Kompanie
    • Feldpostamt

Commanding officers[]

From 28 February to 5 March 1945, its commander was the Generalmajor Dietrich von Müller.[2]

See also[]

References[]

Notes[]

  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.

Bibliography[]

Further reading[]

  • 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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