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19th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

 

19th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

German 19th Panzer Division
Unit insignia
Active 1 November 1940 – 8 May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Allegiance Wehrmacht
Branch Heer
Type Panzer
Role Armoured warfare
Size Division
Engagements World War II

The German 19th Panzer Division was created from the 19th Infantry Division on 1 November 1940.

In July 1941, it moved to the central sector of the Eastern front until December 1942, when it was transferred south. It was pushed back though Ukraine and Poland and surrendered in Czechoslovakia in May 1945.

Division commanders

  1. 1 November 1940 — General der Panzertruppen Otto von Knobelsdorff
  2. 5 January 1942 — Generalleutnant Gustav Schmidt (committed suicide to avoid capture, Beresowka, 7 August 1943)
  3. 7 August 1943 — Generalleutnant Hans Källner
  4. 28 March 1944 — Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
  5. May 1944 — Generalleutnant Hans Källner (killed in battle 18 April 1945 )
  6. 22 March 1945 — Generalmajor Hans-Joachim Deckert

References

Geschichte der niedersächsischen 19. Panzer-Division 1939 - 1945 - Otto von Knobelsdorff


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