Wehrkreis III Panzer Units?

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Wehrkreis III Panzer Units?

Post by DixieDivision1418 » 23 Jan 2020 13:35

Does anyone have a list of the Panzer divisions recruited from Wehrkreis III, especially Frankfurt an der Oder? I'm aware of the 3rd Panzer Division (Berlin) and 24th Panzer Division (Frankfurt an der Oder), but I'm interested in finding more.

The famous Großdeutschland division recruited from throughout Germany, but as it began in Berlin, did it recruit most of its troops from Wehrkreis III?

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Re: Wehrkreis III Panzer Units?

Post by Richard Anderson » 23 Jan 2020 16:50

DixieDivision1418 wrote:
23 Jan 2020 13:35
Does anyone have a list of the Panzer divisions recruited from Wehrkreis III, especially Frankfurt an der Oder? I'm aware of the 3rd Panzer Division (Berlin) and 24th Panzer Division (Frankfurt an der Oder), but I'm interested in finding more.

The famous Großdeutschland division recruited from throughout Germany, but as it began in Berlin, did it recruit most of its troops from Wehrkreis III?
Unlike the Infanterie-Divisionen and component parts of divisions, which were affiliated with specific Wehrkreis, the Panzer-Divisionen could be more complicated. This should be more or less correct, although most of the later war formations drew from multiple Wehrkreis.

1. PzD - WK IX
2. PzD - WK XIII
3. PzD - WK III
4. PzD - WK XIII
5. PzD - WK VIII
6. PzD - WK VI (as 1. le.D.)
7. PzD - WK VII (as 2. le.D.)
8. PzD - WK III (as 3. le.D.)
9. PzD - WK XVII? (as 4. le.D.)
10. PzD - Protectorate
11. PzD - WK IX (as 11. mot. Brig.)
12. PzD - WK II (as 12. ID)
13. PzD - WK IV (as 13. ID)
14. PzD - WK IV (as 4. ID)
15. PzD - WK XII (as 33. ID)
16. PzD - WK VI (as 16. ID)
17. PzD - WK VII (as 27. ID)
18. PzD - WK IV (as 4. and 14. ID)
19. PzD - WK XI (as 19. ID)
20. PzD - WK IX (as 19. ID)
21. PzD - WK III (as 5. le.D.)
22. PzD - WK XII
23. PzD - WK III?
24. PzD - WK I
25. PzD - ?
26. PzD - WK III (as 23. ID)
27. PzD - ?
116. PzD - WK VI (as 16. ID)
Panzer-Lehr - WK III and XI

GD was formed in WK III, but drew personnel from all.
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