Synonyms for panzerdivision or Related words with panzerdivision
Examples of "panzerdivision"
Military bands wear the beret colour of their respective division (e.g. black in the 1.
After the German victory over Yugoslavia in 1941, the Independent State of Croatia took over some R35s that had not been destroyed when fighting "11.
" on 13 and 14 April.
Born in Riedlingen, Schneiderhan entered military service on 4 April 1966 as officer cadet (
, Heer). On 1 October 1968, he was promoted to Lieutenant. While serving in the Bundeswehr, Schneiderhan was awarded several medals, both in Germany and abroad.
Bagger was promoted a Brigadegeneral in 1988 and served as the Chief of Staff at the III. Korps (Koblenz) until 22 November 1990 and commander of the 12.
(Veitshöchheim) until March 1992.
The German 6. "
" could probably have destroyed 44th Division at Poperinge on 29 May, thereby cutting off 3rd and 50th Divisions as well. The historian and author Julian Thompson calls it "astonishing" that they did not, but they were distracted, investing the nearby town of Cassel.
The 21st and "25.
" in 1943 used some S 35s when reforming after having been largely destroyed. Some of these units fought in Normandy in 1944, and there were still twelve S 35s listed as in German service on 30 December 1944.
Rommel activated the operation at 20:30 on 26 May 1942, after his reconnaissance confirmed the presence of strong British armoured formations north-east of Bir Hakeim. His encircling force consisted of 10,000 vehicles from the 15. and 21. "
"s, the Italian "Ariete" Armoured Division and the motorized elements of the German 90th Light Infantry Division.
The German infantry launched a full attack, supported by the 15th
, with heavy barrages from the artillery. A breach was made and on 9 June, the evacuation order reached the French camp. and the Free French Forces fought their way back to the British lines,
The Yugoslav force that contributed directly to the defence of Metaxas Line was the 20th ""Bregalnička"" Infantry Division, part of the 3rd Territorial Army of the Yugoslav army. It confronted the German 2nd "
", which would attempt to outflank the entire Greek position crossing into Greece from Yugoslav territory.
With German half-tracks in short supply, Major Alfred Becker of the 21.
(which in 1944 was stationed near Caen in Normandy) suggested converting captured French vehicles. He ordered the conversion of several hundred Unic half-tracks into U304(f) light armoured personnel carriers.
XVIII Mountain Corps with an enveloping move crossed the Yugoslavian borders, overcame Yugoslav and Greek resistance and captured Thessaloniki οn the 9th of April. The capture of Thessaloniki forced the Greek East Macedonia Army Section to surrender on the 10th of April and the Metaxas Line battle was over.
Facing the Eighth Army was the German 10th Army′s LXVI "Panzer" Corps ("LXVI Panzerkorps"). Initially, this had only three divisions: 1st Parachute Division facing the Poles, 71st Infantry Division ("71. Infantriedivision") inland on the parachute division's right and 278th Division ("278. Infantriedivision") on the Corps right flank in the hills which was in the process of relieving 5th Mountain Division. The 10th Army had a further five divisions in 51st Mountain Corps covering of front line on the right of LXVI "Panzer" Corps and a further two divisions—162nd Infantry Division ("162. (Turkoman) Infantriedivision") and 98th Infantry Division ("98. Infantriedivision") (replaced by 29th "Panzer" Division ("29.
") from 25 August)—covering the Adriatic coast behind LXVI Corps. In addition, "Generalfeldmarschall" Kesselring had in his Army Group Reserve the 90th "Panzer" Grenadier Division ("90. Panzergrenadierdivision") and 26th "Panzer" Division ("26.
The term panzer division () as commonly used in English language refers almost exclusively to the armored (tank) division in the army branch of the Wehrmacht and of Nazi Germany during World War II. The panzer divisions were the key element of German success in the Blitzkrieg operations of the early years of the war. Later the Waffen-SS formed panzer divisions, and even the Luftwaffe fielded a panzer division, the Herman Goring Division. The term "
" is still used in today's Army of the Bundeswehr (for example 1.
). In German speaking countries the term is not immediately associated with the Wehrmacht as it is in English speaking nations, as the word simply means 'armored division' and has no additional connotation.
In 1976 - 1978 Bagger commanded the Panzergrenadierbataillon 51 in Rotenburg an der Fulda and served at the Bundesministerium der Verteidigung until 1980. From April 1980 till September 1982 Bagger, now an Oberst, was the Chief of staff of the 3.
and afterwards head of the branch "Security policy" at the Hamburg Führungsakademie, from October 1984 till April 1988 he commanded the Panzergrenadierbrigade 7 (Hamburg).
This division was founded as the "10.
" of the new German Army in 1959. Originally only consisting of armoured units, it is now also commands Germany's last mountain warfare unit. For this reason the "Edelweiss" badge has become another commonly used insignia to denote allegiance to this formation. The 10th Panzer Division is a part of Germany's permanent contribution to Eurocorps, the other being the German contribution to the Franco-German Brigade which was subordinate to the division until 2006.
Stöckmann commanded Panzerbrigade 15 in Koblenz from 1986 to 1989 and became the Head of the Personnel, Training and Leadership Development Department at Army Headquarters in Bonn. He commanded the 5
in Diez on the Lahn in 1991-1993 and was promoted to Generalleutnant in 1993, when he was appointed the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander at the Headquarters of the Allied Land Forces Central Europe in Heidelberg.
The 4. "
" had encountered some resistance around Gulpen and this delay cost hours. A southern column—which was instructed to advance against Maastricht from the south—was able to move forward quicker. They appeared in front of the outer defences at Heugem. Here, the barricades had been sealed and locked as instructed. The defending unit was ordered to move back behind the Maas, because it had become clear that the outer defences had been penetrated.
On 23 September, the "23.
" arrived to relieve the exhausted 2nd Armored Division, but was not able to stabilize the situation, while losing over one third of its infantry. Luckily for them, the Soviets and Romanians at this point had also had enough, suffering heavy losses, and concentrated their attacks on another sector. The 25th Infantry Division remained in Turda until 8 October, when the remaining Axis forces retreated, in order to shorten their lines.
The 12th Panzer Division (German:" 12.
") was a West German armoured formation. It was part of the III Corps of the Bundeswehr, which also incorporated in 1985 the 5th Panzer Division and 2nd Panzergrenadier Division. III Corps was part of NATO's Central Army Group (CENTAG), along with the Bundeswehr's II Corps and the American V and VII Corps. In the wake of military restructuring brought about by the end of the Cold War, the 12th Panzer Division was disbanded in 1994.
Starting in the 1950s, Meyer was active in HIAG, a lobby group founded by former high-ranking Waffen-SS members in 1951 in West Germany. He wrote two revisionist books on the SS Division Hitlerjugend. The book was translated into English and published in 1994 as "The History of the 12.SS-
Hitlerjugend" by J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing. It was issued in two volumes by Stackpole Books in 2005 as "The 12th SS: The History of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division". Meyer was HIAG's last president before the organization was dissolved in 1992.
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