2nd Panzer Group (Germany)


2nd Panzer Group (Germany)

Panzergruppe 2 ("2nd Panzer Group") was formed in November 1940 from the Panzergruppe Guderian and it was called by its commander general Heinz Guderian until October 1941, when it was renamed the 2nd Panzer Army. Panzergruppe 2 played a significant role in the early stages of the German invasion of the Soviet Union during Operation Barbarossa in 1941.

Commanders

Generaloberst Heinz Guderian (Nov 16, 1940 - Oct 5, 1941)

Area of operations

France (Nov 1940 - June 1941)

Eastern Front with Army Group Centre (June 1941 - Oct 1941)

Orders of battle

(June 22, 1941)

*HQ
**XXIV Panzerkorps
***3rd Panzer Division
***4th Panzer Division
***10th Infantry Division
***1st Cavalry Division
**XLVI Panzer Corps
***10th Panzer Division
***SS Infantry Division "Das Reich" (mot.)
***Infantry Regiment "Gross-Deutschland"
**XLVII Panzerkorps
***17th Panzer Division
***18th Panzer Division
***29th Infantry Division (mot.)
***Anti-Aircraft Regiment "Hermann Göring"

(July 27, 1941)

*HQ
**VII Armeekorps
***7th Infantry Division
***23rd Infantry Division
***78th Infantry Division
***197th Infantry Division
**XX Armeekorps
***15th Infantry Division
***268th Infantry Division
**IX Armeekorps
***263rd Infantry Division
***292nd Infantry Division
***137th Infantry Division
**XLVI Panzerkorps
***10th Panzer Division
***SS Division "Das Reich" (mot.)
***Infantry Regiment "Gross-Deutschland"
**XXIV Panzerkorps
***4th Panzer Division
***3rd Panzer Division
***10th Infantry Division (mot.)
**XLVII Panzerkorps
***18th Panzer Division
***17th Panzer Division
***29th Infantry Division (mot.)

(Sep 30, 1941)

*HQ
**XLVIII Panzerkorps
***9th Panzer Division
***16th Motorised Infantry Division
***25th Motorised Infantry Division
**XXIV Panzerkorps
***3rd Panzer Division
***4th Panzer Division
***10th Motorised Infantry Division
**XLVII Panzerkorps
***17th Panzer Division
***18th Panzer Division
***20th Motorised Infantry Division
**XXXIV Armeekorps
***45th Infantry Division
***135th Infantry Division
**XXXV Armeekorps
***296th Infantry Division
***95th Infantry Division
***1st Cavalry Division

References

Wendel, Marcus (2004). [http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=2058 "Panzergruppe 2"] . Retrieved May 05, 2006.


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